Ruth Holt  

Weeds by Ruth Holt

May 2022 - Weeds

May 2022 - Ruth Holt


May 2022 - Ruth Holt

Original 2

About the Image(s)

"Weeds" was, of course taken in the backyard a few days ago. Don't know the name of it, but its very prolific. #1 is the original; #2 is for reference... less than 1/4 inch; #3 is entry. Taken with cell phone. Opened in spapseed and transferred to APS-CS6 . open>crop and resize. used Vibrant, Hue/Saturation, Shadows/Highlights, Filter sharpen. Was not happy with sharpen, so I tried oil paint filter...

6 comments posted

Bob Shor   Bob Shor
I really like the oil paint filter and the painterly effect it created on this close up image. Nicely done.   Posted: 05/06/2022 18:41:39

Jack Florence Jr   Jack Florence Jr
Wow that's a tiny flower, Ruth. The oil paint filter works well here. I like the way the leaves underneath render, and the second flower makes for nice "mimicry".   Posted: 05/07/2022 17:31:06

Belinda Hudnall Keller   Belinda Hudnall Keller
It's a very pretty, and tiny, weed. Your choice of filters really punched up things and made it more interesting. I like the subtle effect you achieved with it. I had to look twice to be sure it's not real. It's very artistic!
  Posted: 05/07/2022 23:26:48

Pat Centeno   Pat Centeno
Ruth, it looks like you are having some fun with your images! I like the swirly effects you added to this tiny set of flowers. Now it's become a real painting with some depth to the oil paint texture. The bright colors are so apt for this time of year. Kudos!   Posted: 05/08/2022 21:15:25

Gene Eckhardt   Gene Eckhardt
Nice composition. Image is slightly "lost" on the right side. Texture works very well with the I mage. I want to touch it!! Great job.   Posted: 05/16/2022 19:04:47

Kieu-Hanh Vu   Kieu-Hanh Vu
The oil painting effect makes the tiny flower more interesting! I appreciate the way you compare the size of the flower to the coin to show the scale of the flower. I'd prefer to reduce the stroke of the painting a bit to make it more natural.   Posted: 05/18/2022 17:55:34


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