Andrew Hersom, PPSA  

Garden chair and Honeysuckle by Andrew Hersom, PPSA

June 2020 - Garden chair and Honeysuckle

June 2020 - Andrew Hersom, PPSA


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Garden Chair And Honeysuckle

A picture taken in the garden during lockdown. I liked the similar
colour of the honeysuckle flowers and the red chair. This was shot on my
mobile. The flowers looked a bit weak so after cropping and
straightening I boosted the contrast, then ran the image through Topaz
saturated swirls. I cloned out a couple of yellow flowers/foliage and
had to fiddle with the opacity but that's about it.

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

Mike Cowdrey   Mike Cowdrey
I love everything except the chair. The problem is it is too plain, and doesn't react to the wonderful treatment in the same way that the honeysuckle, the fence and the ground do. Maybe another chair with more definition could solve the problem. This of course is only my opinion, others will probably not agree!   Posted: 06/04/2020 04:35:47

Andrew Hersom   Andrew Hersom
I agree that the chair is a bit brutal but I liked the red of the chair and the plant. This is a more interesting chair perhaps but I feel it works less well.   Posted: 06/04/2020 08:28:09
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Mike Cowdrey   Mike Cowdrey
I think that this one works much better, Andrew, because the effect is carried over well onto the chair. I like it!   Posted: 06/05/2020 13:27:21

Andrew Hersom   Andrew Hersom
The chair, I should mention, is ~63 years old.   Posted: 06/05/2020 13:29:44
Mike Cowdrey   Mike Cowdrey
Wish it a happy birthday from me!   Posted: 06/06/2020 02:18:14

John Kain
I rely like the treatment you applied to the image, however, I have to agree the chair is a little over powering. Maybe if you toned it down to match the original chair and then applied the same texture. The photo with the original chair might have worked better, you would just have to clone out the post to give more space in front of the chair.
  Posted: 06/08/2020 10:54:50

Mark Southard   Mark Southard
Although I like the original , I think I would have to vote for the more subdued second chair.   Posted: 06/08/2020 15:40:06

Ian Ledgard   Ian Ledgard
Yes, the chair is very much in your face. Neverthess I feel it has much more impact than your other offering of the wooden chair.   Posted: 06/16/2020 14:18:39

Jim Hagan   Jim Hagan
Wonderful photo. Andrew I like the photo with your original chair but also felt the chair was just too bright. In my revision I reduced only the brightness or the chair.   Posted: 06/17/2020 15:44:49
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Andrew Hersom   Andrew Hersom
Yes I need to work on that chair. Thanks   Posted: 06/25/2020 09:42:35