Doug Wolters  

Lily Curve by Doug Wolters

November 2023 - Lily Curve

November 2023 - Doug Wolters


About the Image(s)

Shot with a Canon 5D Mark III, Sigma 105 macro lens, 0.6 sec at f/ 5.0 on a tripod. Used one of Kathleen Clemons’ purple backgrounds. Is there enough here to keep one’s interest? I think it’s OK with the imperfections cropped out. In PS, whitened the petal with selective color white, lowering the backs

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

Rich James   Rich James
Doug, I love this! That curve is just wonderful. So when you say you used someone else's background, is that background on the original? Because the original background looks quite good. There is really nothing I can suggest to make it better. It's great the way it is.   Posted: 11/10/2023 16:37:56

Bob Legg   Bob Legg
Very nice Doug. A great job getting the image and eliminating the distracting parts using the select color tool to whiten the beautiful curves. And yes, the purple background works for me. Just an excellent job. Another one for your wall.   Posted: 11/12/2023 15:49:26

Kathryn Delany
Doug well done in the use of the creative background. Did you add it in post - it looks like you shot by using the background as a physical element. Lovely tones   Posted: 11/12/2023 18:51:47
Doug Wolters   Doug Wolters
No, I did not add it in post. My wife actually thought of using the purple.   Posted: 11/12/2023 20:16:53

Jacob Wat   Jacob Wat
The detail in the photo is really nice. The green line really is a drawing point for the whole image. I think that there is plenty to keep one focused. The limited color pallet works really well here and really engages the viewer.   Posted: 11/15/2023 10:06:38

Nadia Trevan   Nadia Trevan
Hi Doug, very creative and an unusual representation of a lily focusing on the curve of the flower. The background is beautifully handled and works really well in making the lily curve stand out.   Posted: 11/19/2023 04:00:06

Syed Shakhawat Kamal   Syed Shakhawat Kamal
Hi Doug,
The image that you have shared is simply nice. The subject is very creative and handled very well. The background could be different too (I mean the color pallet could be close to the green or greenish in nature, a lighter shadow than the subject- just a personal thought).
Thank you for sharing.
Kamal.   Posted: 11/29/2023 02:29:43