Laurie Meriwether  

Autumn weeds by Laurie Meriwether

October 2019 - Autumn weeds

October 2019 - Laurie Meriwether


About the Image(s)

I think this is a type of thistle, but I'm not sure. It was taken with my iPhone on 10/3/2019.

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7 comments posted

Mary Hinsen   Mary Hinsen
Hi Laurie - I like the angle you have used for this, and your slight crop has focused attention on the thistle. It's beautifully sharp, the colours are lovely, and the hairs make it a really interesting image.
What did you use as your background? It tones in well with the stem, making the thistle head really stand out.   Posted: 10/10/2019 19:21:56
Thank you. It was sitting on an outside metal table that use to be red. Now it is faded to the color shown. I love the texture on that table.   Posted: 10/17/2019 13:11:21

Cindy Lynch   Cindy Lynch
Wonderful details and textures with an added bonus of the one liquid drop on the left. Your diagonal angle adds interest. I would suggest darkening the background to help make the weed "pop" and cropping a little off the bottom to eliminate part of the stem where the focus falls off.   Posted: 10/11/2019 11:25:23
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Thank you. I like the darkened background! And I did not notice the water drop until you mentioned it.   Posted: 10/17/2019 13:12:16

Marcela Stegemueller   Marcela Stegemueller
I never suspected that the underside of a thistle could be so interesting to photograph. The image is so sharp that we can see the hairs on the petals and stem. There is color harmony between the green of the thistle and the pinkish background. Placing this symmetrical-looking plant in the center appears to balance the composition. I would not change a thing.   Posted: 10/14/2019 19:09:39

Jessica Manelis   Jessica Manelis
Very nicely done. I think your composition works and I love how you can feel the little hairs on the back of the petals. I've achieved some interesting results when using Topaz filers with a plant that is considered "hairy". The little hairs jump out. You might want to play around. You could also use LR to sharpen them up too, just so they jump out a little more!   Posted: 10/21/2019 04:54:22

Nelson Charette   Nelson Charette
Very nice sharp image. I might try a vignette and try a little more clarity. But that's just me. Thanks
  Posted: 10/27/2019 12:54:53