Barbara E Miller, FPSA, MPSA, EFIAP  

Triptych Mirrored by Barbara E Miller, FPSA, MPSA, EFIAP

July 2018 - Triptych Mirrored

About the Image(s)

I made the boxes and used edit/ transform/perspective to shape them. The grey lines were made with the line tool in PS, varying the size until it seemed to fit, (they aren‪t all perfect but it was a time consuming job). Copied three flowers from my files and added them to the top panels. Copied and in edit /transform flipped them vertically and fitted them to the lower panels. Used opacity to tone down the bottom flowers and used Topaz clarity to accentuate the top flowers. A new layer of grey, so as not to compete with the flower colours, used with a gradient tool, formed the BG and brought the panels in on top of it. There is no ‪before‪ image..

This round’s discussion is now closed!
11 comments posted

Oliver Morton   Oliver Morton
WOW! I really like this. The choice of flowers is perfect and I love the fact that you positioned them so that the stamens are on the right and left and both facing into the image. Also, the colors are very well chosen.

Barbara, your post-processing is outstanding and your idea of creating a panel of flowers is very inventive.

I have no suggestions for changes. Nicely Done!

  Posted: 07/01/2018 12:39:00

Mark Southard   Mark Southard
(Groups 8 & 18)
I love the creativity here ! The shapes and design are very well executed. The only thing you may want to consider is to bring back a touch more color in the reflected images.   Posted: 07/01/2018 14:45:21

Stephen Levitas   Stephen Levitas
(Group 32)
This is really stunning, Barbara. The bottom row of three panels has the perspective of a folding screen and so does the top row of three panels but put together they twist the brain a little bit because their perspectives don't match. This is an extremely interesting "op art" result.   Posted: 07/03/2018 12:58:37

Stephen Levitas   Stephen Levitas
(Group 32)
Compositionally, how would it be if the bottom row were the brighter row? Just wondering.   Posted: 07/03/2018 13:02:45
Barbara E Miller   Barbara E Miller
Thank for your input Stephen. I hadn't noticed the difference between the top and the bottom boxes so this is not truly a mirror image. I copied the top box and then used transform to 'join' the the top and bottom. I see now that the long sides of the boxes are joined to the shorter sides Oh dear that was not at all what I intended--but does it matter--other than to change the title? I purposely reduced the opacity of the lower flower panels so that they not compete with the top, since you and Mark both remarked on this perhaps I should not use opacity if I submit this for CC comp.
  Posted: 07/03/2018 14:05:25

Richard Harper   Richard Harper
(Group 23)
This is particularly interesting, especially as the bottom row flowers have been reversed. As Mark says, I think that the bottom row could be darkened a bit, to give them a bit more detail. Otherwise, sharpen them a touch in photoshop and keep the subdued effect.   Posted: 07/04/2018 08:39:03
Barbara E Miller   Barbara E Miller
Thank you Richard good to have your very long experience with photography expressed in my image   Posted: 07/04/2018 10:50:12

Nick Muskovac   Nick Muskovac
I like the way you framed everything and also the background fits very well. The upper and lower panels do not match perfectly; but I think they convey the message quite well. You might try running curves instead of opacity on the bottom images.   Posted: 07/05/2018 21:20:13

Isaac Vaisman M.D.   Isaac Vaisman M.D.
(Groups 4 & 58 & 72)
Barbara, great work and originality. As is it is a mind boggling puzzle since there is no symmetry, and the brain fights to make the perspective work. The panels take opposite directions.   Posted: 07/10/2018 15:56:19

Beverly Caine   Beverly Caine
(Groups 48 & 80)
Beautiful image. I will definitely try it one of these days if I have the patience to see it through to the finish. Very well done.   Posted: 07/10/2018 19:55:57

John Yurchak   John Yurchak
I like what you have done of this flower triptych it is quite unusal form of photos for me. This has given me some idea of what I might do in the same way for some of my flower photos that I have framed. The angle of the frames do bother me a little bit. I find i want the lower flowers to be somewhat sharper for me.   Posted: 07/18/2018 16:16:08