Judy Merson  

Pink Alstroemeria by Judy Merson

May 2022 - Pink Alstroemeria

About the Image(s)

I photographed this with my Sony a6400 with my Sony 90 mm 2.8 lens on a tripod ISO 100 f 8.0 2.3 sec
I did basic adjustment in Lightroom I brought the image into Photoshop CC along with a blurred copy of the same image I copied a selection of the flower onto the blurred image Then I added a papyrus texture and a linen texture behind the flower.

9 comments posted

Robert Schleif   Robert Schleif
(Group 42)
I like how the background colors match the colors of the flower. To me, the texture further enhances this image. The entire flower feels surprisingly sharp for a single image. I'm guessing that although you used an f/2.8 lens, it was not wide open for this shot. Your blurred flower background seems to contain only colors of the flower. To make it was what you blurred just a selection of the flower on top of a white background? The selection of the flower seems particularly accurate. How was the selection made?   Posted: 05/06/2022 13:53:53
Judy Merson   Judy Merson
You are correct Robert the 90 mm 2.8 lens was at f 8 The colors are the same because they are from the blurred image of the same flower which I took at the same time If you want to do it with an old image I think you could do a Gaussian blur I have been taking classes in making my own textures lately from Lisa Langell, Hazel Meredith and Matt Kloskowski
To make the selection I used select subject in Photoshop CC 2021 and used the quick selection tool to refine it Using textures helps not see the edges of a selection
I added a texture from some peeling paint on our rowing shell I took that photo in 2021 I attach that image I used a mask to select the flower so there is no texture on most of the flower
I have been taking photos of interesting textures whenever I see them for several years at least since 2016

  Posted: 05/07/2022 16:37:45
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Robert Schleif   Robert Schleif
(Group 42)
Thank you for the explanation.   Posted: 05/08/2022 08:45:50

Dorinda Wills   Dorinda Wills
What a wonderful effect! It is sharp where it needs to be sharp, the texture enhances the photo. I think this is probably my favorite of all your flower images! Thank you also for explaining how you did it.
  Posted: 05/06/2022 13:56:32

Leonid Shectman   Leonid Shectman
Great picture   Posted: 05/10/2022 16:30:45

Jody Coker   Jody Coker
very nice, the texture defiantly works here.   Posted: 05/12/2022 19:03:08

Jessica Manelis   Jessica Manelis
Great image! I like the textured background and how sharp the flower is. My only suggestion, because I am nit-picky, is to clean up some of the yellow pollen that settled on the petals.   Posted: 05/13/2022 14:17:53

Tom Carnahan   Tom Carnahan
Congrats on a lovely photo. Can not add anything.   Posted: 05/18/2022 08:53:04

Jon Joyce   Jon Joyce
I echo Tom here. This one really set me thinking - how can I do this in photoshop?   Posted: 05/19/2022 17:23:20


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