Ruth Holt  

Yellow Buttercups by Ruth Holt

April 2021 - Yellow Buttercups

About the Image(s)

This was taken last summer. Last month's entry was of a cat named Buttercup; this month's image is of Buttercups, the flower. The lighting was early morning sunshine. Taken with my phone camera. Opened in APS-CS6, cropped, sharpened, burn in light places, vibrance were used. Then framed with stroke. For some strange reason, I was unable to resize this image. Wishing you all a wonderful healthy Spring.

6 comments posted

Bev Caine   Bev Caine
(Groups 48 & 80)
I find both flowers soft. I selected the flower on the left as the main subject. Duplicated that one only, This created that flower on it's one layer - then went into Topaz Studio 2 - chose Filters - Stylistic - Smudge - Sharpen and sharpened only that one flower. Then flattened the layers, re-selected the sharpened image, did an inverse, and blurred the inverse section of the remaining part of the image.   Posted: 04/17/2021 20:12:35
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Eric Schweitzer   Eric Schweitzer
I like the colors and the feeling of spring the portray. I agree with Bev on the softness of the flowers and like her solution. I would add a vignette around the flower heard.   Posted: 04/20/2021 09:54:09

Abe Chen   Abe Chen
I like this pretty buttercups subject you picked. Nice composition as presented, the yellow buttercups really stand out well against the out of focus green background. I think that the out of focus flower in the left is a bit distracting, my suggestion would be flip canvas horizontally.   Posted: 04/20/2021 10:15:02
Ruth Holt   Ruth Holt
Good idea, thanks...   Posted: 04/21/2021 08:51:17

Audrey Waitkus   Audrey Waitkus
The yellow-green color palette is so striking to me that I think I'd just focus on the main flower. I find the center of the flower to be so sharp that it becomes the subject of the photo for me. I took it into Photoshop and cropped to just feature the main flower, cloning in a leaf pattern where necessary. Another example of two pictures from one photograph.   Posted: 04/21/2021 10:25:56
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Ruth Holt   Ruth Holt
Very good! Thanks for doing this; its much better...   Posted: 04/22/2021 17:07:39


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