Dr V G Mohanan Nair, APSA, QPSA  

Spinning Shoeflower by Dr V G Mohanan Nair, APSA, QPSA

October 2020 - Spinning Shoeflower

October 2020 - Dr V G Mohanan Nair, APSA, QPSA


About the Image(s)

This image was taken using Fuji FinePix W3D in Jan 2018. I used the close-up option of the camera to shoot. The image was trimmed a little, auto aligned and a little saturation was increased using SPM. Finally I added a yellow border. This image was submitted in Feb, 2018. Now I created a circular motion blurr to this image in photoshop. For this I created a second layer and did the motion blurr. From this layer, the centre portion of the flower was erased and the layers were merged.

4 comments posted

David Allen   David Allen
Beautiful image. You did a good job in isolating the flower from the background when you applied the blur in PS. I went back and looked at the 2018 image you mentioned but I liked that one better. Just my opinion, but the circular motion blur in the background seems to conflict with the apparently not moving flower in front. The right side of the flower is blurred a bit but the left side isn't. If you want to use blur, I think the image would look better with a simple blur for all the background part to emphasize the flower.   Posted: 10/09/2020 12:33:01

Nick Muskovac   Nick Muskovac
Mohanan, The red flower came out very nice; but I think isolating the flower and blurring the background naturally, instead of a circular motion, would have worked better. Your border was done very nicely.   Posted: 10/11/2020 15:09:09

Betty Drinkut   Betty Drinkut
Very Pretty! I associated the swirl with the way the flower opens in a swirl.   Posted: 10/12/2020 15:22:45

Brian Davis   Brian Davis
An excellent shot of the flower and the twirl on the leaves in the background give that added plus to the image and lifts it   Posted: 10/16/2020 14:59:19


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