Belinda Hudnall Keller  

 Morning Stars by Belinda Hudnall Keller

May 2020 - Morning Stars

May 2020 - Belinda Hudnall Keller


About the Image(s)

This is unfinished. I think it needs a fallen flower on the table and slight color corrections. I wanted to share it because of some tricks in Mirror Lab. One day I'll move on to other apps, but thanks to Carl's sharing of Mirror Lab, I'm forever finding neat things to do with it. If you haven't tried it, it's fun!
These are weeds to most people, but they are actually tiny flowers of edible herbs called Daisy Fleabane-- I haven’t eaten them!
After Snapseed, I used Mirror Lab's preset Flash to give flowers a slight dimension. With fingers, you pinch the image to expand or reduce the amount of Flash. It can be used for creating amazing 3D looks. I also liked the resulting textures in the background as old plaster or stucco. The whole piece reminds me of a tile. The flower centers were edited with Distortion/Whirls. I pinched a whirl to make it tiny and dragged it over the flower center, set it, then chose repeat and did the same for each center. I wasn't sure about the repeat selection, but it offers alot of creativity.

Samsung Galaxy s9, auto
Snapseed: cropped, Looks/Pop; Grunge lightened; old frame in white
Mirror Lab: preset Flash and adjusted for minimal effect; Distortion/Whirls, repeated
Snapseed: final outside frames, black/white

5 comments posted

Phillipa Frederiksen   Phillipa Frederiksen
This is quite beautiful. The background suits the image perfectly. Yes, perhaps a fallen flower would finish it off nicely!   Posted: 05/12/2020 22:25:39
Belinda Hudnall Keller   Belinda Hudnall Keller
Thanks, Phillipa!   Posted: 05/13/2020 08:51:43

Ruth Holt   Ruth Holt
Thanks for sharing this! A fallen flower would be nice,I think. Maybe add a little pink in the flowers so that the one on upper left had some color....   Posted: 05/18/2020 11:11:33
Belinda Hudnall Keller   Belinda Hudnall Keller
The upper left does seem to have gotten lost. Thanks for suggestions!   Posted: 05/18/2020 14:40:49

Pat Centeno   Pat Centeno
I like the texture background throughout the image and the softer-colored flower heads. The whirly petals call to mind the circular hay-rakes we see on farms in Tennessee. I do wish you could disguise/remove those dark "chipped"-looking areas on the left that were added, as they tend to be a distraction.
You are on the right track with your idea to let a flower fall onto the table. I'd like to see that done.   Posted: 05/27/2020 13:39:24


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