Mike Cowdrey, MPSA  

Passion mask by Mike Cowdrey, MPSA

June 2021 - Passion mask

June 2021 - Mike Cowdrey, MPSA


About the Image(s)

This started with a Passion Flower growing in the garden.
I treated it to Georgia O'Keefe in Topaz Impression, changed the
background to white, created a mirror layer (see my November image for
the 'how to do'. I was surprised when I did this that a masked face appeared.
Then I gave it a dose of Topaz Texture, cloned out some unneeded fronds,
changed the colour of the background again, and gave the image a frame
with Nic Collection Color Effex Pro 4. Phew!

5 comments posted

Jerry Funk   Jerry Funk
(Groups 20 & 64)
I like your final image a lot, and have a suggestion that I think would provide greater emphasis on the face. Remove the outer flower petals. That will leave an attractive purple frame.

My approach to removing the petals would be to color select the purple, invert that selection and then erase or clone out the petals.   Posted: 06/08/2021 06:44:15

Jim Hagan   Jim Hagan
Very creative and very interesting. My only suggestion is to consider rotating the image 180 degrees for a more interesting image of a face.   Posted: 06/09/2021 08:51:37

Ian Ledgard   Ian Ledgard
This is a fine image and not one that I would consider changing. It is interesting what you can see in this type of image and I seenot a face but an insect staring out of the center. The frame is a nice finishing touch.   Posted: 06/09/2021 09:36:44

Gerald Fleury
I'm aligned with Ian, where's the face?   Posted: 06/10/2021 16:10:28

Andrew Hersom   Andrew Hersom
I have nothing to add to the other comments.   Posted: 06/16/2021 02:43:28


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