Steve Wessing  

BeadFlower 2 by Steve Wessing

September 2020 - BeadFlower 2

September 2020 - Steve Wessing

Original 1

September 2020 - Steve Wessing

Original 2

About the Image(s)

This image is a simple overlay of two macro photos. A flower on a fence, and some glass beads. I used several duplicate layers of each photo, in various combinations of layer modes (normal, difference, hue, and grain merge). I also used two opposing diagonal chromatic gradient layers in difference mode, to add color.

4 comments posted

Phillipa Frederiksen   Phillipa Frederiksen
This is really beautiful. I love the flower and the textures.
Have you thought of darkening the light panel on the right?   Posted: 09/09/2020 01:08:44

Joan Field   Joan Field
The colors here are fabulous! The composition and placement of the flower is well-done. The only thing I would do to make it even better is to crop. out the right hand light area. The image reminds me of an oiriental screen or part of an oriental fabric. A beautiful creative effort.   Posted: 09/19/2020 18:31:27

Brian Swinyard   Brian Swinyard
Steve, I like the combination of the abstract shapes created by the glass beads and the reality of the flower. I am reminded of the Lady of Shallot where she is lying motionless in the water amidst a sea of flowers. I would agree with Joan to remove the light strip on the right hand edge which is distracting.   Posted: 09/20/2020 15:30:46

Peter Newman   Peter Newman
Steve, I like the abstraction in your image. It shows true creativity, and thinking out of the box. I enjoy looking at the way you combined the images.

I am wondering if you are showing us too much. Also I agree with Phillipa's comment about the right column.   Posted: 09/22/2020 10:53:39


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