Barbara E Miller, FPSA, MPSA, EFIAP  


Pink Rose by Barbara E Miller, FPSA, MPSA, EFIAP

July 2017 - Pink Rose

How I Did It

A lovely rose from my garden. I used Niks sharpener, also duplicated the image changing it to monochrome and used transform to distort it so that it didnā€™t look exactly like the rose, placed it back of the flower and added some shadow on the LH sideā€”maybe too much. Finished with a Flexible frame border


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9 comments posted

Oliver Morton   Oliver Morton
Barbara, I love the colors and what you've done with this image. I think the shadow definitely adds to the beauty. A very compelling picture.

One thing that bothers me is the sense of over-sharpening that comes from the pixelation at the edges of the flower. I realize that this is a result of the process you used and is not a result of sharpening; however, I find that I keep noticing it.   Posted: 07/03/2017 08:18:21
Barbara E Miller   Barbara E Miller
Yes, I see that now, it does need correcting, Thanks   Posted: 07/03/2017 09:23:58

Richard Siersma   Richard Siersma
Barbara, beautiful shot; love the soft muted colors. However, I do agree with Olive's observation of the edges, very distracting to an otherwise perfect still life.   Posted: 07/07/2017 06:50:24

John Yurchak   John Yurchak
Barbara, I like what you have done with the color of the rose and the dream effect you have added, but it seems to me to be
floating on the clothe. I know that the black spot on the rose was there but I would have removed it. Your leaves do have the white lines of the pixels going around them.   Posted: 07/08/2017 15:06:48
Barbara E Miller   Barbara E Miller
Whoops John I do see the black spot, must have been an accident   Posted: 07/08/2017 19:29:17

David Cooke   David Cooke
I like the concept and colour palette of this very much, Barbara. The artefacts, in particular the halos on many of the edges and the black spot, need to be fixed though. I've found that the easiest way of removing haloes it to enlarge the image so you can see the individual pixels and then clone them out. You can also reduce the artefacts in the background by using a slight Gaussian blur, removing the effect on the rose using a layer mask. I've had a quick go at doing this and my version is below. I hope you feel that it improves the original.   Posted: 07/19/2017 01:15:04
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Barbara E Miller   Barbara E Miller
Ye, David indeed it does improve the image, thank you. The black spot was obviously a mistake I didn't notice when posting   Posted: 07/19/2017 06:28:48

Nick Muskovac   Nick Muskovac
I think you have produced a nice piece of artwork; You said you changed it to monochrome; however, the picture is in very nice color. I like the sharpening and processing that you did; it creates some nice texture and depth; the shadows are fine with me. Nice frame......   Posted: 07/23/2017 19:18:15

Phil Zolla   Phil Zolla
I like the color.. id comment on the pixelation but I seen it already so Im not gonna go further on it..

Also there is a piece of software from topaz called Topaz Expression.. I think you might like it as it goes along with that style of this photo.. I have used it on some of my friends portraits and some wedding pictures Ive done..
  Posted: 07/28/2017 21:59:41