Peter Newman  


Garden Impression by Peter Newman

November 2020 - Garden Impression

November 2020 - Peter Newman

Original

About the Image(s)

The original is an in camera multiple exposure, hand held while moving the camera in a triangle.

In post: I did a bit of touch up cloning; applied a mild texture; about a 2 pixel surface blur, and the wave filer in Photoshop, set for a slight sine wave effect. In Topaz Studio 2, I added a digital frame and mat. I was thinking about showing this image as a vertical triptych, but I felt there was not enough flow in the image. I am looking forward to your comments.


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10 comments posted




Marie Miller   Marie Miller
Welcome Peter! What a delightful image! I love the color combinations and design. l haven't done any in-camera multiple exposures yet or movement (except for zoom blurs and panning). It gives me something to look forward to. I like the panoramic presentation, it added more interest to the image.   Posted: 11/12/2020 12:37:05



Marie Miller   Marie Miller
Welcome Peter! What a delightful image! I love the color combinations and design. l haven't done any in-camera multiple exposures yet or movement (except for zoom blurs and panning). It gives me something to look forward to. I like the panoramic presentation, it added more interest to the image.   Posted: 11/12/2020 12:37:05



Valerie Pohio   Valerie Pohio
Nice to have you join the group Peter!
An interesting image and you've had quite a bit of fun with it! Love the colours and I wonder if a triptych is out of the question with the purple flowers lending balance to both sides.Perhaps there is not enough of prominence in the centre?
What part of your post-production caused the "stretching".
Not sure that the mauve colours on the matt work for me. I think there is so much brightness and colour happening in your image, that it detracts. Interesting idea though.
NB What is the wave filer?   Posted: 11/12/2020 17:11:12
Peter Newman   Peter Newman
Hi Valerie,
Thanks for your comment. I stretching the image simply by resizing it. I am never quite sure about using a colored mat. I felt that white would bring a viewer's eyes away from the image, and a plain mat would create too abrupt a change. The image needed some sort of vignette. Because this is essentially a busy image, I thought the streaks of a single color with luminosity variation would take the place of a vignette. Do you think I should have used a different color, or is my concept wrong?   Posted: 11/12/2020 18:06:21
Valerie Pohio   Valerie Pohio
Hi Peter.....no, not wrong at all. It's very much a personal choice. I'm very much a plain matt girl and I don't feel that it would have pulled the viewer's eyes away....more perhaps, kept them inside the image.
I wonder, if you felt the image needed a vignette, why you didn't put one on the image itself??
I wonder also, how the image would look with a plain matt in one of the tones you have chosen for your vignette?
Thanks...will have a look at that wave filter....looks interesting.   Posted: 11/12/2020 18:19:04
Peter Newman   Peter Newman
Oops, sent too soon. The wave filter is in Photoshop. It can be found under Filters|distort.   Posted: 11/12/2020 18:10:13



Karl Leck   Karl Leck
Hi Peter, Welcome! The decision to not preserve original proportions helps take an image out of the ordinary. I like the image as a panorama. The shaded mat is complimentary and difficult to achieve in a mat board. I'm not sure about the elongated frame proportion. The color symphony is pleasing and the texture work looks like a shot through shower stall textured glass. For this image, a triptych might be gimmicky. The image will be great on the wall as is. Karl   Posted: 11/14/2020 10:37:54



Judith Lesnaw   Judith Lesnaw
Welcome to our group Peter. Your colors work very well, and I like the stretched out version. I always prefer frameless images; for my eyes frames detract from the image. The concentration of purple at the right and left sides suggests to me that a triptych might indeed work - but no frames. Also, I find that having one little bit of focus in the blurring centers an image for me, and reinforces the nature of the subject. Since you are blending images this would be easy to do. I would try leaving your lens focused on a flower for a bit before the motion in one of the images to give it some definition. Then you could play with the blending opacity to get an effect you like. I would do this in the center of the image in case you do go with the triptych concept.   Posted: 11/15/2020 11:11:27
Peter Newman   Peter Newman
Hi Judith,
Thank you for your comment. However with the technique I used for this image, a five shot multiple exposure, each shot was at 1/500, there is no single image to blend with. Your suggestion is appropriate for an image where the Impressionistic feel is created in post, or by camera or lens movement while the shutter is open.
  Posted: 11/22/2020 17:29:59
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Sandra Irwin   Sandra Irwin
I think this is lovely and I like the "stretched" version--especially the fact the flowers look a bit like beautiful floral spiders. I don't know enough about post-processing to even understand the rest of the discussion.   Posted: 11/22/2020 16:06:39