Palli Gajree, HonPSA, PPSA  

Leafy Pattern by Palli Gajree, HonPSA, PPSA

March 2023 - Leafy Pattern

March 2023 - Palli Gajree, HonPSA, PPSA


March 2023 - Palli Gajree, HonPSA, PPSA

Original 2

About the Image(s)

The plant, commonly known as bear’s breeches, is evergreen and was pictured in one of the streets, not far from home. I quite like the colored version, but not so keen on mono. Will await comments from the group.

RAW file converted into B&W using Nik’s Silver Efex Pro 3. Most of the other work done in Photoshop. Then used Darken / Center from Color Efex Pro (within reason!). Finally adjusted Britness / Contrast with the aid of Curves.

This round’s discussion is now closed!
12 comments posted

Henry Heerschap   Henry Heerschap
This one really doesn't work for me. You seem to have taken an IR image and turned it into a conventional color image. The bright highlights in the center of the image are also distracting. I really like the subject, however, and I think it would be great to go back on an overcast day and try for a more evenly lit photo. I think a B&W treatment would be more compelling under those circumstances.   Posted: 03/01/2023 16:31:13

Palli Gajree   Palli Gajree
Hi Henry
Thanks for your comments. Prior to taking the image on a sunny day, I did try it in on an overcast day. Needless to add, it was a total disaster. So, I decided to stay with the alternative.
I quite like the highlight in the center as it was deliberately brushed in using the Brush Tool. Sorry, I couldn't please you!   Posted: 03/02/2023 00:12:43

Arik Gorban   Arik Gorban
Hi. I find the lighting to be perfect here. The added contrast helped by creating depth and making a flat scene more interesting. I prefer Original 2 in B&W. The green color doesn't add to a picture of shapes and textures.
  Posted: 03/02/2023 07:47:28
Palli Gajree   Palli Gajree
Hi Arik
Thanks for the feedback. Comment re: green color noted.   Posted: 03/03/2023 22:11:49

Gary Potts   Gary Potts
Hi Palli,

I am not attracted to the 'green'. I wonder why you chose to add color to the wonderful patterns and textures? This, to my eye, is a natural for Black & White. To that end, I applied the Ansel in the Valley filter from ON1 Black & White to this one and came up with the attached. What do you think?

Gary   Posted: 03/02/2023 09:17:06
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Palli Gajree   Palli Gajree
Hi Gary
Thanks for the comments and your edited version in B&W ... which I like. Actually, my B&W version didn't come up to my expectations ... hence I tried to convert it into color.   Posted: 03/03/2023 22:17:11

Jack Florence Jr   Jack Florence Jr
Palli, I find I agree with the other comments, in that a version like #2, or Gary's, works best for me. As Arik mentions, the light is quite nice. The vignette accentuates this, especially in Gary's version, which is quite pleasing.   Posted: 03/05/2023 11:53:15
Palli Gajree   Palli Gajree
Thanks Jack.   Posted: 03/06/2023 22:52:16

Emil Davidzuk   Emil Davidzuk

Love the texture and light in your original so I went with a BW look and cropped the left and bottom edges.


Emil   Posted: 03/07/2023 11:38:50
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Palli Gajree   Palli Gajree
Thanks for your edited version, Emil, which I also like. How wonderful it is that we all look at things differently which makes our hobby so much more interesting!!   Posted: 03/07/2023 22:57:55

Melanie Hurwitz   Melanie Hurwitz
Hi Palli,
As you say, it is wonderful that we all see things differently. As an artist, your choice was to show your image in green, and I appreciate that. But I do have to say that I prefer the the black and white version. The leaf patterns are rally compelling and without the color I am able to concentrate on that.   Posted: 03/08/2023 16:50:10
Palli Gajree   Palli Gajree
Hi Melanie
Thanking you for confirming your views, re: Black & White version.   Posted: 03/08/2023 23:42:21