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The Eye of the Plant by Bunny Laden

April 2021 - The Eye of the Plant

April 2021 - Bunny Laden


About the Image(s)

I visited Carmel Valley recently and stayed at a hotel that had these plants all over their extensive grounds.

Panasonic DMC-FZ200
ISO 400 1/160 at F/5.6

Post Processing
Photoshop: removed a few specks
Artisan Pro: BW conversion fine art setting
Photoshop: high pass filter set at 5.0
Lightroom: radial filter to brighten the center
Topaz Studio: edged sketch filter set at 32

13 comments posted

Oliver Morton   Oliver Morton
I love the monochrome version. Your post-processing was excellent! The tonal quality of this image is amazing. And, I really like how the radial leaves pull my attention to the center. Sadly(?), I can't think of any way to improve this photograph!

BTW, Sedums are quite common (and easy to grow) and there are hundreds of types.   Posted: 04/05/2021 09:53:14
Bunny Laden   Bunny Laden
Thank you so much for identifying the plant. There were so many, and they were so big. Perhaps I should try to grow some.   Posted: 04/06/2021 17:52:54
LuAnn Thatcher   LuAnn Thatcher
These plants are wonderful to grow and require very minimal attention. Pretty purple cluster of flowers in the fall makes them a nice compliment to fading summer blooms.

LuAnn   Posted: 04/10/2021 14:30:24

Emil Davidzuk   Emil Davidzuk

The "Eyes have it" - Yours and this plant's

Well done, There is a place for your eye to rest and to explore the texture laden petals radiating outward



  Posted: 04/06/2021 12:19:14
Bunny Laden   Bunny Laden
Thank you Emil.   Posted: 04/06/2021 17:53:13

Leah Konicki   Leah Konicki
very nice capture, and the editing works for me as well. Not much else to add. Thanks for sharing.   Posted: 04/10/2021 09:38:45

LuAnn Thatcher   LuAnn Thatcher
Hello Bunny,

I find this to be a lovely image of one of my favorite plants. I am captivated by the unfolding of the leaves exposing the center of the flower. The petals grab my attention and draw me into the center of the flower.

I do not have any suggestions to correct your original image. My edit is a sample of the options availing this pretty succulent plant using Silver Efex and the fine art high-key framed selection. I like this option as it opened the shadow a bit.

Best regards,

LuAnn   Posted: 04/10/2021 14:28:06
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Bunny Laden   Bunny Laden
Thank you for your comments. I would love to see what you did with the image, but it isn't appearing. Could you upload it again?
  Posted: 04/10/2021 16:13:57
LuAnn Thatcher   LuAnn Thatcher
Hi Bunny,

That's weird, I can see the image on my screen just above your comment. Here, I will upload it again. Hope you can see this one.

LT   Posted: 04/10/2021 16:47:49
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Bunny Laden   Bunny Laden
I think something must be wrong on my end, because I can no longer see my own image! I've tried two different browsers. Perhaps later the Internet will straighten out itself.   Posted: 04/10/2021 16:55:19
LuAnn Thatcher   LuAnn Thatcher
Did you try to reboot your computer? That often times works.

LuAnn   Posted: 04/10/2021 16:56:37
Bunny Laden   Bunny Laden
It is working now. Three browsers and even my husband can't get the PSA images to show. But I rebooting. If all else fails! In any case, I do like what you did. Your version is the light side while I'm on the dark side! Definitely gives a different feeling. Thanks for the suggestion.

BTW, I recently downloaded a trial of Silver Efex. I have a few more weeks to evaluate before deciding whether or not to buy.   Posted: 04/10/2021 20:35:41

Bob Legg   Bob Legg
Bunny, This is a beautiful image. Excellent composition and I like your tonal ranges as they bring out the sawtooth details of the petals. Can't think of any changes I could suggest.   Posted: 04/19/2021 21:26:35


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