Ruth Holt  


Yellow Cactus by Ruth Holt

November 2020 - Yellow Cactus

About the Image(s)

My entry for Nov. is Yellow Cactus. This was taken several years ago. APS-CS6 was used for post work. Healing brush was used to darken some of the shadows on the upper right side. Started to also darken so of the white spots (thorns), but decided not to because of the lighting; the sun was very bright and the sharpness of the thorns was interesting.... Happy Thanksgiving to you all.


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6 comments posted




Bill Provost   Bill Provost
This is a dynamic image. The colors are robust. The photo is really enjoyable to look at. If anything for me the center of the larger bloom could be a tad sharper. Again I must ask what the green lines around photo are for? A little distracting to a really fine photo.   Posted: 11/12/2020 10:01:12



Ruth Holt   Ruth Holt
Hey, Bill, Thanks for your comments; I was just trying out what I could do with the frame...   Posted: 11/12/2020 15:43:44



Abe Chen   Abe Chen
Your image of the yellow cactus is outstanding. I love the color and lighting. I like the diagonal format you have chosen. The bright sharpness of the thorns formed the leading line that brings me to the flower. I agree with Bill the green lines are distracting.   Posted: 11/18/2020 10:24:39



Eric Schweitzer   Eric Schweitzer
The colors are great, but as you noted the light is a bit harsh. The composition is a bit to tight for me. I would add more room between the flowers and the sides, especially the right side. This would also allow for the double frame to go around the flower and not over it which I find distracting. I like your experimenting with the frame, but not sure green is the right color since there is so much green already in the image. You may want to experiment with a complementary color and see how that looks.   Posted: 11/23/2020 10:58:51



Audrey Waitkus   Audrey Waitkus
I like everything about this photo. The only thing I would change, if you were able, would be to show a little more to the right of the biggest flower. That way the frame would be able to surround the flower rather than going over it. For me the color of the frame is just right - it picks up tones from the scene rather than introducing a competing element.   Posted: 11/23/2020 20:45:01



Bob Laster   Bob Laster
Nice capture of vibrant flowers   Posted: 11/24/2020 14:51:46