Gunter Haibach  

Petals galore by Gunter Haibach

September 2023 - Petals galore

September 2023 - Gunter Haibach


September 2023 - Gunter Haibach

Original 2

About the Image(s)

As much as I liked the Original 1, I thought a creative touch might be to add the element of confusion, with no specific focal point.
I personally like this kind of image as it makes me explore the aspects of colour, tones, and shapes. It's sometimes a timely task, but often worthwhile. Certainly not for everyone.
As always, very much appreciate your feedback and suggestions.

7 comments posted

Jim Hagan   Jim Hagan
You have created an interesting image with numerous shapes and patterns. But, I am bothered by the dark green area in the center of your image. My eye is drawn to that area to the exclusion of the rest of the image. Also, while there are numerous interesting shapes and patterns, they don't seem to combine to create an especially interesting image.   Posted: 09/10/2023 20:06:37
Gunter Haibach   Gunter Haibach
Thanks, Jim
I actually wanted you to look in the middle, and that's why I surrounded the green with a bit of light. The intent I had for this picture was to show a mix of colours, shapes, textures in no particular order - the opposite of a nicely balanced photo.
I'm aware that this is not everyones taste. Thanks for viewing it, and your feedback - much appreciated.   Posted: 09/14/2023 20:03:36

Chan Garrett   Chan Garrett
I like the addition of the original image to original 2. To my eyes it seems to hold the resulting image together. As I view the image the green, with the outreaching purple gives the feel of an explosion from the center. Did you experiment with different blending modes? I think I would like the image brightened up a bit. Very interesting image.   Posted: 09/11/2023 16:37:54
Gunter Haibach   Gunter Haibach
Thanks, Chan
I'm glad you found it interesting.
As for blending modes - I use them a lot. I have a rough idea how they work, but 99% of the time, I scroll through all of them. I narrow it down to 2 or 3, and pick one. Surprisingly, especially for Altered Reality, I sometimes find one blending mode that changes the pictures to such an extent I never thought of, that I end up with 2 images. I also use the opacity sliders a lot.
  Posted: 09/14/2023 20:10:51

Ian Ledgard   Ian Ledgard
This is a very interesting image with the petals blending well and showing a wide colour range. I would really like to see it much brighter and took the liberty of making that change by boosting the yellow channel in hue/saturation.   Posted: 09/12/2023 10:49:57
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Gunter Haibach   Gunter Haibach
Thanks, Ian
Your suggestion has certainly improved this picture - the additional focus on the yellow is great.
In hindsight, I would still brighten the whole picture a bit more.   Posted: 09/14/2023 19:52:42

Andrew Hersom   Andrew Hersom
Very impressive, my only suggestion would be to lighten it a touch.   Posted: 09/18/2023 02:13:31


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