Darin Hlavinka  

Yellow Flower Composite by Darin Hlavinka

May 2020 - Yellow Flower Composite

May 2020 - Darin Hlavinka


About the Image(s)

Taken with a full frame Canon camera with 24-70 lens. Shot at ISO 500, 66MM, F/16 and 1/13 second on a tripod. Shot some flowers inside using some backgrounds that I made by taking pictures of blurred flowers etc. and printed with my Epson P800. Processing was started in LR Classic. Started with basic adjustments then used the radial filter and painted the exterior area with yellowish/greenish tint (which I selected from the palette). I then brought into Luminar 4 and added a Kathleen Clemens texture (which I purchased) to finish off the image as seen. Also went into Photoshop at the end to add a thin border.

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5 comments posted

Audrey Waitkus   Audrey Waitkus
I find this to be a very artistic representation of the flower. I like that you used the colors of the flower to create the background. In one way it gives the impression that the flower is embedded in a great field of similar flowers and you used a shallow depth of field to render them in soft focus, but I like the addition of the tones from the base of ornage-red petals.   Posted: 05/15/2020 16:32:50

Ruth Holt   Ruth Holt
Beautifully done. This would look great on a note card.   Posted: 05/18/2020 11:13:02

Abe Chen   Abe Chen
A very nice "painting". The treatment works well on this flower, and it has that ethereal look of "impressionism" paintings.   Posted: 05/18/2020 23:12:04

Marla Henry   Marla Henry
Very nice! I wouldn't change a thing.
  Posted: 05/22/2020 09:48:38

Eric Schweitzer   Eric Schweitzer
Great warm feeling and the texture overlay gives it a dreamy feel. The one thing that bothered me is that nothing is sharp even thought the flower is shape in the original. I think the mask caused this and removing or reducing the mask over the center of the flower could make this the focal point.   Posted: 05/22/2020 11:10:57