Pat Couder  


Orange by Pat Couder

August 2019 - Orange

August 2019 - Pat Couder

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About the Image(s)

I like to make circular flowers square (!) and have processed a few dahlias in this way. A few layers, stretched and blended together.


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8 comments posted

Cindy Gosselin   Cindy Gosselin
(Group 56)
I am also drawn to square flower images, and this is a great one. The level of blur around the edges even makes it look somewhat like a lens baby image. The blur still allows me to see some detail, but then definitely draws my eye to the center of the flower. Great job.   Posted: 08/03/2019 16:26:28

Jerry Funk   Jerry Funk
I like your presentation and have edited a lot of images like this. I'll offer you my thoughts to consider for a creative variation.

My current thinking is to maintain the symmetry by keeping it centered. Since my eye naturally is drawn to the lighter areas, I've decided to take advantage of its graphical quality by converting it to a monochrome, dodging the center and burning the borders. Editing to add contrast would probably be helpful too.   Posted: 08/03/2019 17:16:56
Pat Couder   Pat Couder
I would love to see your interpretation Jerry!   Posted: 08/06/2019 10:12:10
Jerry Funk   Jerry Funk
Sorry,I'm on the road and won't have a PC for weeks. Just entered Wy driving East to OK for my wife's

family reunion   Posted: 08/06/2019 12:10:35
Jerry Funk   Jerry Funk
Sorry,I'm on the road and won't have a PC for weeks. Just entered Wy driving East to OK for my wife's

family reunion   Posted: 08/06/2019 12:11:42

Peter Keverne   Peter Keverne
I do like this off-centre presentation of the dahlia. Well photographed.   Posted: 08/09/2019 02:13:45

Betty Billingham   Betty Billingham
With the sharp centre of the flower off centre, how about leaving a bit more in focus on just one side so the blurring is off centre too?   Posted: 08/21/2019 14:58:57

Shirley Ward   Shirley Ward
Well done....However, I would prefer to have the center of the flower more "off center", and not so much bull's eye....I do like the blurred effect as it pulls one's eye to the main subject, which is the center of the flower..Also, try flipping it so that the center is in the upper right corner...   Posted: 08/23/2019 16:41:42