Candy Childrey, PPSA  

Three Leaves by Candy Childrey, PPSA

November 2023 - Three Leaves

November 2023 - Candy Childrey, PPSA


November 2023 - Candy Childrey, PPSA

Original 2

November 2023 - Candy Childrey, PPSA

Original 3

About the Image(s)

My image this month started as a single mango leaf photographed on a black background. That leaf was selected and sized three times and placed on a golden background (original 2). Then I used Studio 2 Distressed Grunge at 92% opacity to give the image a grungy look (original 3). At this point puppet warp was used to give each leaf a slightly different look. Next the same background that was used for the golden leaves on original 2 was used as a texture at 30% opacity, and the hue adjusted to give a more reddish cast. Finally, Studio 2 Striking Grit was added at 100%, cropping and a stroke.

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

Steve Wessing   Steve Wessing
I love the colors and composition of this. The proportions and leading lines are well considered. The compositing brings out a lot of detail. It definitely creates more interest than the original. I see two things. One is that the three leaves are clearly identical. The light spot near the top curve is especially obvious. If you cloned it out differently for two of the leaves, the rest of the similarities would not be obvious. The other is the layer order. To my eye, the largest layer should be at the front, to keep continuity with the layer proportions, and imply more depth.   Posted: 11/02/2023 11:11:53
Candy Childrey   Candy Childrey
You are right about the spot. I thought I had changed them all but that one was missed.   Posted: 11/02/2023 15:22:10

Gunter Haibach   Gunter Haibach
Interesting image, and the overall 'look' you achieved. Lovely composition, colours, and tones. Not a big fan of the identical leaves - lacks interest for me. Even differentiation the leaves with colour or size would give it more of an impact for me.
  Posted: 11/07/2023 08:23:23

Jan Handman   Jan Handman
Your original photo has beautiful lighting and details, and I think that got lost with the textures/overlays that you applied. The textures are great for the background, but masking out and removing the them from the leaves would help, in my opinion. The colors and tones are perfect for an Autumn tableau; very nice.   Posted: 11/10/2023 15:14:18

Frans Gunterus   Frans Gunterus
Did you apply light painting during the shot of original 1? I really like appearance of this leaf against black background. I also like how you compose the three leaves together. I wonder if darker background would make the leaves look more dimensional. It's only a one man suggestion. You have done a great job Candy.   Posted: 11/12/2023 03:37:39

Steve Estill   Steve Estill
I like what you've done here. It's a very pleasing image, which you've created from thge single leaf.
I agree with Gunter that using different coloured leaves would improve it, and with Jan in retaining some of the texture, but these are things that we pick up on in response to other's feedback. I still think it's an excellent image. Well done.   Posted: 11/15/2023 15:47:25

Mike Cowdrey   Mike Cowdrey
A well constructed image that emphasises the leaf veins beautifully. The three-fold rendition works well. Perhaps a little dark on my screen but a very pleasant result.   Posted: 11/16/2023 05:59:18