Lynne Hollingsworth  

 Tiny Flowers by Lynne Hollingsworth

September 2021 - Tiny Flowers

About the Image(s)

This final image began with taking a series of images on a lightbox, using a bright window in order to light the front portion of the flowers. Using Harold Davis's post-processing method, the images were combined beginning with the most over-exposed. Then, the exposures were layered one a time on top of each other, painting specific areas back in to improve contrast. It was then converted to monochrome using NIK software.

As always, I'm interested in everyone's thoughts.

7 comments posted

Kym Houston
It almost looks like a fine art etched print.I like the artistic feel, but as a photo I find it a bit lost in the flower area.Still a nice creative image though.   Posted: 09/04/2021 18:51:18

Wes Odell   Wes Odell
Fine Art, yes. I like the approach.
Would you consider burning the extreme top edges of the flowers? Even just a bit. If they could look like the one on the far right, I believe the image would be stronger.
  Posted: 09/04/2021 19:27:15
Lynne Hollingsworth   Lynne Hollingsworth
I can try to burn them in a bit more which might help. The flowers are translucent so I need to be careful they don't come out muddy. It would have helped I think if the flowers were larger.   Posted: 09/06/2021 21:30:25

Tom McCreary   Tom McCreary
That is an interesting editing technique, thanks for sharing with us. I think that it is a good try on a high key image. I like the composition with it being centered and leaving three leafs on the stem. Having the stem fade is a good approach. However, the white flowers seem to be lost against the white background.   Posted: 09/06/2021 14:42:55

Stephen Levitas   Stephen Levitas
This is very delicate. I like the composition. But those tiny translucent flowers are hard to see. I really like the stem and leaves--I would be interested in a composition of just stems and leaves.   Posted: 09/07/2021 15:25:03

Diana Magor   Diana Magor
Again, I agree with what has been said. The stem and leaves are well rendered but the flower head appears too complex for the simplicity of the rest. I know it is a cliche but would a more diagonal arrangement of the stem be more pleasing? The production with several layers sounds quite complicated. Can we see the original?   Posted: 09/25/2021 04:56:07

Jennifer Doerrie   Jennifer Doerrie
Goodness, you have more patience and skill than I do to successfully combine multiple images together. Like others have mentioned, I like the translucent effect on the leaves, but agree the flowers are a bit difficult to distinguish. I, too, like the stem fading off at the bottom.   Posted: 09/27/2021 00:23:16


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