Peter Newman  

Floral Impression No. 14 by Peter Newman

July 2021 - Floral Impression No. 14

July 2021 - Peter Newman


About the Image(s)

This image started life as an ordinary flower. In post I: applied the swirl filter; then I just did some random painting in Corel Painter, letting the image tell me what to do; then some tweaks in PS.
The original was shot in RAW.
The original was shot with my Nikon D800, with my Nikkor micro 105 with a teleconverter. As you can see, I did a lot of manipulation.

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6 comments posted

Lauren Heerschap   Lauren Heerschap
Very beautiful impressionistic photo. I like the variations of color and the consistent sense of motion in the flower. Great that you followed your sense of "letting the image tell me what to do". How fun!
  Posted: 07/07/2021 13:00:26

Sandra Irwin   Sandra Irwin
Lovely very manipulated photo. I like the swirl filter. I'm guessing the green was the result of the Corel Painter. Very nice!   Posted: 07/07/2021 18:49:10
Peter Newman   Peter Newman
Sandra, Thank you for your comments. The green and shades of blue came from color reversing with a mask.
  Posted: 07/09/2021 11:48:30

Karl Leck   Karl Leck
Hi Peter, We see a lot of swirl filter images these days. By locally changing some colors and using brushes in Painter, you have taken additional steps and 'let the image tell me what to do." The result is quite artistic. The two blue-green areas on the right help keep the viewer's eye in the image after being slung there by the swirl. Nicely created! Karl   Posted: 07/12/2021 21:58:51

Judith Lesnaw   Judith Lesnaw
Peter, the layered depth of the original image is wonderful. The flower seems to be reaching out from the screen. The processed image is interesting. The colors and textures work well, particularly the pastels in the lower left region. The swirls lead my eyes around and right up into the green road blocks on the right. One can imagine many stories contemplating this image.   Posted: 07/19/2021 10:57:13

Freddie Kelvin   Freddie Kelvin
The swirl effect is very appealing. I love the patterns and the colors. As Lauren said, this is lovely impressionism.   Posted: 07/19/2021 17:27:26