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Taking a week away from Perth. I have been playing with textures, blending modes and various twiddling tricks, Had no plan or design in mind just experimentation with the purpose of learning and achieved a lot of disasters.I am putting up 5 that l thought were not totally crap, a couple l even liked. Please just give an honest reply if you think they are garbage just say so, critical review welcomed.

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Taking a week away from Perth. I have been playing with textures, blending modes and various twiddling tricks, Had no plan or design in mind just experimentation with the purpose of learning and achieved a lot of disasters.I am putting up 5 that l thought were not totally crap, a couple l even liked. Please just give an honest reply if you think they are garbage just say so, critical review welcomed.

comments (22)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 14 Jun 2010, 00:28
Your processing seems to enhance, rather than destroy...nicely done, Zed.
zed: Thanks Ray, it will be interesting to see what happens over the week as there are some that l went UMMM but my wife liked so there in
  • vintage
  • Brisbane Australia
  • 14 Jun 2010, 05:17
I like the 3d look
zed: Thanks Mate
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 14 Jun 2010, 06:25
You know me, Tony...I am loving playing with textures, so BRAVO to you for for playing with them, too. I love the colors in this one.
zed: Thanks Ginnie, it will be interesting to see what responses some of them get though smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 14 Jun 2010, 06:54
This is fine Tony. Nice texture & colours too
zed: Thanks Chris, so far l am off to a good start smile
Nothing wrong with this one Tony. Makes a very pleasing picture
zed: Thanks Bill, some of the images to follow may not work as well...we shall see as the week progresses smile
I like this one, you're entering a whole new world, good lucksmile
zed: Going to need a lot of luck with a couple of them mate smile thanks Nigel
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 14 Jun 2010, 07:43
It is great looking for a flower, however - you and vintage went to a certain beach and he shared, you don't. What gives?
zed: Some of us weren't game enough to shoot sad
Interesting twiddle you have given this Tony.
zed: Thanks Chad
It looks like it has been printed on cotton. Not sure that I liked it at first, but it grows on me the more I look at it. So all in all, IMHO, a good effect
zed: Thanks Sheila, there are some that l didn't particularly like but my wife did so l included them just to guage reactions
  • Nadiuska
  • United States
  • 14 Jun 2010, 09:59
Not totally my thing, but crap is not the word that comes to mind either....
What I do really like is the contrast between the background and the flower...

I think in agree with Sheila..it grows on you smile
zed: Wait for the week to be over you may change your mind smile and thats a good thing as l am trying to see what is liked and disliked
I like it Zed. I have done a bit of playing about myself which I might show sometime
zed: Thanks Janet, l love playing around in CS3 there is just so much to learn
Lovely Tony! The only thing is that I would have painted out the effect in the heart of the flower, to get a bit more sharpness back in. Now the center of the flower is only a yellow blob, bo shadow or detail left. You can easily recover the details with a layermask on your texture layer, and painting it back with a soft black brush at a low opacity

I love that you are twiddling around wth textures, looking forward to more!!
zed: Some of them will come down to a matter of taste, one l only included because my wife liked it. I had a lot of fun PPing though. thanks Marion
its a nice shot, Zed, and it looks like you did a good job with the texture. Although I have to say I am not the biggest fan of textures, at least not too often. I think it just depends on the subject.
zed: It might be a long week then Charles sad. This was an exercise for me to learn another aspect of photography and l am trying to gauge peoples likes and dislikes. feel free to dislike them, one of them got in because my wife like it...l know l didn't
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 14 Jun 2010, 13:18
It's something I've never tried as it is is of real interest to me. However, I do like to see what can be done and in this case it seems to add to the image.
zed: Thanks Alan, just had time on my hands and a desire to tinker
It's alright as far as I am concerned Tony, trouble is I'm not a great fan of textures in shots unless it is the texture of the main subject.
zed: This is just play for me Brian and an opportunity to learn peoples likes and dislikes. It is a bit like HDR work....not to be overused
I find it to be very original, Tony. It really does look as if it has been printed on heavy textured paper stock. I like this one. Looking forward to seeing the others.
zed: Many thanks Beverly
I think this one works, Zed - except that to my eye the vignetting is a little too strong.
zed: Thanks Tom, thats actually part of the texture layer and not something l have added
  • Fabrice
  • France
  • 14 Jun 2010, 17:13
I like this effect, Zed.
zed: Thanks Fabrice smile
It looks good to me Tony..If your after perfection..what would that be..because you wont please everyone.
zed: hell no Ron, there's no such thing as perfection, we can always do better. This was just an exercise, one of the images this week only got in because my wife liked it...I certainly didn't
I also try many tricks with Photoshop, I like seeing other work, it gives me ideas, your work is interresting. I like colors. A+ VAL smile
nice texture for a beautiful plant
REALLY SUPER !!

I love this one! A likey smile
zed: Glad you like it Paul grin

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