Beverly Caine  

ORANGE ROSE by Beverly Caine

February 2021 - ORANGE ROSE

February 2021 - Beverly Caine


About the Image(s)

I took this about 6 years ago but after I saw Marie Altenburg's webinar on working with textures became addicted to playing with textures and came up with this result. I highly recommend visiting her website - and investigating the many ways to create, apply textures not only to flowers, but to other things as well. Check out my post on group 80 where I used an image of the New York City skyline with the same process. Looking forward to your comments on this one.

15 comments posted

Jamie Federick   Jamie Federick
This is so cool Bev. I too like to do these kinds of photos as you will see with my entry. I love the artistic look and what an improvement to the original!!   Posted: 02/02/2021 11:49:06

Mary Walsh   Mary Walsh
Bev, I love the blurring/softening of the background in your photo. I will check out the website because I have photos that could benefit from this idea. The only thing I don't like quite as much is the change in color of the flower itself. I like the original rose's delicate shading. To me, the change in the rose itself makes it look like it's a few days old and starting to wilt.   Posted: 02/02/2021 12:08:19

Lloyd Delaney   Lloyd Delaney
I like the placement of the rose in a square frame. I agree withMary that the softer tone of the original rose image look more natural and might blend better with the new background. There are a couple of places where the transition between the rose and the background is too easily seen. Have you tried using a background featuring more blue tones? It might make the orange of the rose stand out even more. What a nice capture!   Posted: 02/03/2021 12:16:02

Margaret Sprott   Margaret Sprott
My first impression was "I love it" and then I read the comments. I had not looked at the original before but after Mary's comments, I looked at it and saw what she meant. I'll have to check Marie's website to see how to do this. I'm wondering if when you apply a texture, it affects the whole image of just the background. Obviously your image has great impact.   Posted: 02/17/2021 19:44:18

Beverly Caine   Beverly Caine
I changed the shading on the rose looking for more impact. I put it into March's club competition and will let you know how it does. And, Margaret, when you apply a texture it applies only to the areas where you apply the texture.   Posted: 02/17/2021 21:42:19
Margaret Sprott   Margaret Sprott
Thanks - that's good to know. I suspected it but wasn't sure.   Posted: 02/18/2021 07:37:11
Beverly Caine   Beverly Caine
Part of my problem is when I submit for a club competition 9 out of 10 times it shows up a bit washed out so I've been tending to try to get the colors more intense. It's going in for March so I'll let you know how it does.   Posted: 02/18/2021 08:03:17
Lynne Royce   Lynne Royce
(Group 51)
Thanks for visiting us at group 51 . Really like how the texture eliminates background and gives different ambiance to your splendid rose composition.   Posted: 02/19/2021 09:54:06
Beverly Caine   Beverly Caine
Thanks Lynne   Posted: 02/19/2021 11:53:58

Emily Kawasaki   Emily Kawasaki
Your edit really brings out the details of the flower petal texture. I like the flower in the original image, but think that your edit improved the background (compared to the blinds on the kitchen window). Great edit and image!   Posted: 02/20/2021 10:24:34
Beverly Caine   Beverly Caine
Thanks Emily   Posted: 02/20/2021 10:51:55

Jean Armstrong   Jean Armstrong
Love the composition and colors. I think it looks like a painting with the texture effect. I love it.   Posted: 02/20/2021 18:15:16
Beverly Caine   Beverly Caine
Thanks Jean. I just submitted it to our camera club March competition. Keep your fingers crossed for me, I've been doing terribly so far this year.   Posted: 02/20/2021 20:32:52
Jean Armstrong   Jean Armstrong
Good Luck you deserve it!   Posted: 02/20/2021 20:36:35

Beverly Caine   Beverly Caine
Thank you.   Posted: 02/20/2021 20:39:45


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