Gunter Haibach  

Flower Number 30 by Gunter Haibach

September 2023 - Flower Number 30

September 2023 - Gunter Haibach


September 2023 - Gunter Haibach

Original 2

About the Image(s)

This is a composite, and the idea was to accentuate and exaggerate the features of this flower, including the addition of a background.
Post processing in Adobe RAW, PS, MirrorLab, TopazStudio.
I really like the end result - especially the colours and textures.
Your feedback and suggestions are very much appreciated.

This round’s discussion is now closed!
9 comments posted

Steve Wessing   Steve Wessing
Your arrangement has good leading lines, and the colors are well balanced. The textures are stunning. I do think it could be brighter, but that's just my personal preference.   Posted: 09/01/2023 11:43:44

Steve Estill   Steve Estill
I really like this image. I agree with you aboutthe colours and textures - they're superb.
I agree with Steve W that it could be brighter. I've used Nik Viveza to warm it a little and brighten it - just my preferences. Your work is excellent.   Posted: 09/07/2023 15:32:24
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Gunter Haibach   Gunter Haibach
Thanks, Steve
Actually your version is also my preference! Thanks   Posted: 09/14/2023 19:40:41

Mike Cowdrey   Mike Cowdrey
I think that this has the makings of lovely image. I would suggest that the flower would work better if it was smaller in the frame leaving more of Original 2 on the outer edges. Also for me too, the image appears a bit dark. A worth-while work in progress I feel!   Posted: 09/08/2023 05:19:16
Gunter Haibach   Gunter Haibach
Thanks, Mike
I tend to do tight cropping - for me it puts more emphasis on the important parts of the image - I think it's just a matter of personal preference.   Posted: 09/14/2023 19:44:04

Jan Handman   Jan Handman
This is very nice Gunter. It reminds me of antique botanical prints, maybe on wallpaper or something. The blending of the two layers is well done. I especially like the translucent areas. It's a tad dark, but mostly just on the outer edges, for me. Very creative. Bravo!   Posted: 09/09/2023 14:41:18
Gunter Haibach   Gunter Haibach
Thanks, Jan
Yes, it was a bit dark - but I really like Steve's version.   Posted: 09/14/2023 19:45:47

Candy Childrey   Candy Childrey
This is very good work, Gunther. The background, original 2 works well with the flower and blends nicely into the translucent areas of the flower. The color palette that you ended up using is lovely. Brightening the image makes it really pop.   Posted: 09/19/2023 13:55:41

Frans Gunterus   Frans Gunterus
Hi Gunter, for me, it's not just a creative composite. I really appreciate to see how you change original flower color to a vintage mood. I loved to see extra details of the flower petal into the finished image. No, suggestion. I just do not feel like to touch this excellent creations.   Posted: 09/26/2023 22:01:54