Barbara Kuebler, FPSA, MPSA, AFIAP  

Triangles - Heliconia by Barbara Kuebler, FPSA, MPSA, AFIAP

November 2021 - Triangles - Heliconia

About the Image(s)

When I chose triangles in composition as our subject, I was thinking more about buildings and architecture. However, at a local botanical garden, I saw this heliconia plant growing against a textured wall. Very little was done to the image. Contrast and saturation were increased and I used Nik to lighten the edges. I intentionally cut off 2 of the petals to accent the triangles.

3 comments posted

Carole Kropscot   Carole Kropscot
Thank you for challenging us this month with triangles. Very hard to find but very satisfying when we found it. Just like what happened with you! Your plant itself looks bold, graphic, and painterly instead of a normal plant photo/snapshot. The background is unique for a plant photo, and that also adds to the special dramatic qualities of your image. It was welcome to read that you intentionally cut off parts of the plant to accentuate the triangle theme. I think it is good to use post-editing to sculpt our images to our purposes.   Posted: 11/08/2021 10:54:01

Connie Reinhart   Connie Reinhart
The red triangles are very eye-catching. You exposed them properly. Bright colors are often blown out, but these are perfect. I'm debating about that green leaf (stem) leading out of the toop of the image. I tried removing it; but on second thought, one can imagine it joining the other graan leaf to make yet another triangle. Hmmm...   Posted: 11/15/2021 14:20:37
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Gavin Tow   Gavin Tow
Very interesting catch for the subject ! I was also looking at buildings (or really any structure) that would work. I like the shadows the plant brings behind it, as well as the background. I felt the red really worked well.   Posted: 11/21/2021 17:58:57


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