Doug Wolters  

Tulip by Doug Wolters

May 2023 - Tulip

May 2023 - Doug Wolters


About the Image(s)

The texture on this tulip is Kathleen Clemons September Song (modified). I took all the texture off the red color in the tulip, since this is what the tulip is about “ the contrasting colors -- while leaving a bit on the rest of the tulip, as Kathleen advises. Do you think the texture works? Shot with Canon 5D Mark III, Sigma 50 mm lens with Canon 500 D, 1/5 sec. at f/ 3.5, ISO 200, on a tripod.

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8 comments posted

Donna Sturla   Donna Sturla
Doug, I definitely think the texture works. It's lovely.
I love the one sharp line on left front, then the rest being softer.
How did you Modify the texture? That's something I struggle with -- finding the one that will really make the flower look good. I think your image is really well done.   Posted: 05/17/2023 20:12:19
Doug Wolters   Doug Wolters
I have a collection in LR with all of Kathleen's textures. I moved this image into that collection, & can move it around to the best texture. Now I have Topaz Texture Effects II set up (it is no longer available) where I can see the actual texture on the image.   Posted: 05/20/2023 14:21:57
Donna Sturla   Donna Sturla
So you actually have all the textures in LR? I would never have thought of that ! What a great idea. Thanks, I think I will do the same.
Not sure how to see how the image will look with the texture in LR, how do you do that?
I'm only familiar with the very basics of LR, don't know how to mask in there, etc.   Posted: 05/20/2023 14:49:47
Doug Wolters   Doug Wolters
I have to take the images -- texture + photo -- to PS to work on them.   Posted: 05/20/2023 16:21:26

Maria Hansen   Maria Hansen
Very cool effect.   Posted: 05/17/2023 20:24:18

Rich Krebs   Rich Krebs
Very nice tulip image. The colors are great.   Posted: 05/20/2023 14:14:08

Mark Aksoy   Mark Aksoy
Nicely done, well-exposed! The texture effect works well here.   Posted: 05/21/2023 15:43:18

Diana Duffey   Diana Duffey
Doug, great focus. Those edges are nice and sharp. I like very thing about this image-color, texture, even lighting... Thanks for explaining your post-processing . I found it very helpful   Posted: 05/26/2023 12:50:05