Fred Giese  

Flight in the Night by Fred Giese

March 2023 - Flight in the Night

March 2023 - Fred Giese


About the Image(s)

The original image was taken with a Canon 100mm Macro lens. It was taken of a Christmas Cactus flower hanging next to my dining room window. It reminded me of a swan or Canadian goose in flight.
After taking it through Topaz AI sharpen, I placed a texture on top at 60% and positioned the moon between the "V" of the wings, then painted in the flower, increased the texture to 100% and finished painting in the flower. Finally I reduced the opacity of the brush and painted out portions of the wings center to give it a transparency look.

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

Angela Bonner   Angela Bonner
Fred I really wish I had your imagination!!!
Very well done and an etheral feeling to it all. Love the colours you have choses.
Only thing that I would change is the part under the "swans" neck which I think is part of the original flower. I wonder if be better to paint it out and let the texture through in that area? Just my opinion!!
  Posted: 03/01/2023 07:46:28
Fred Giese   Fred Giese
Hi Angela. I thought about doing that, but then thought that I wanted viewers to realize that it is a flower, so left it in.   Posted: 03/01/2023 08:18:28

Deborah Milburn   Deborah Milburn
I like the feel of this image. It has a magical touch to it. Well done.   Posted: 03/01/2023 11:58:41

RH Samarakone   RH Samarakone
Very Creative...and nice colour pallet. Wonder if your main subject/s would stand out better if you added a vignette...just an idea.

Well done!   Posted: 03/01/2023 20:31:03

Bob Wills   Bob Wills
Whimsical image, Fred. Your vision of the cactus flower is inspired. Creative allows a useless image (sorry) to be made into a fantasy dream, and yours is fantastic. I love the color choices too.   Posted: 03/08/2023 10:05:15