Janet Brien

Janet Brien

Posted on 08/21/2013


Photo taken on August 20, 2013


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Textured Hawkweed Blossom

Textured Hawkweed Blossom
If you've been visiting my stream for a while, you've probably noticed how much I love taking pictures at angles that are not common. This is a favorite, which is a near-side angle, focusing on just the petal edges and letting the rest of the flower drift away into bokeh. It's a bit challenging to get right. Too much depth of field and the rest of the flower is too clear. Too little depth of field and you don't get crisp focus on all the petals you're highlighting. It took me about half a dozen pictures to get this right, partly because there was a breeze and these flowers are on very long stems that never stop moving! Hilarious that I got it! :D

The background was a solid, soft beige and I thought it would be perfect for a texture. I used to get all my textures over on Flickr but I just can't do it anymore...it's so slow over there, it's stupid. However, I'm delighted to say that ipernity has a couple of texture groups which offer free textures too. There are also many fun texture-based groups here as well if you want to learn more about this! Texture groups on ipernity

Here's some technical information about how I created this picture!
The texture I found was made by the extremely talented KaySeeArr and this is the image: #13 - FaceOfSol.... I altered the texture mostly by desaturating it to get closer to the beige background, and then I applied a canvas texture to it as well. The texture is at about 50% opacity so that it blended into the background nicely, and the flower petals are sitting on a layer above the other layers! :D
(To use a texture like this, which is made available to use at its largest size, choose the option "Download the photo (original size)". You can then open it in Photoshop and paste it onto its own layer in the picture file you're working on!)

Agnès, Sylvain Wiart, Malik Raoulda, Poulet Santivasa Anantnitivate and 11 other people have particularly liked this photo


19 comments - The latest ones
Ahmad Waqas
Ahmad Waqas
Like a painting shot......
lovely........
3 years ago.
Pam J
Pam J
This is superb.....

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3 years ago.
Janano -
Janano -
Oh this is lovely Janet

Seen in Beautiful Flowers
3 years ago.
Simons-Photography
Simons-Photography
Yes an unusual take but it works very well
3 years ago.
Jofolo
Jofolo
Just stunning and yes, I love these views too. The texture works so well here.
3 years ago.
KaySeeArr
KaySeeArr
Thanks Janet. But, 'extremely talented'... ? No, just a bumbling hobbyist who enjoys his hobby.
Lovely work with the flower and beautifully positioned in the photo.
Did you know that Jerry Jones (a.k.a SkeletalMess) has textures on ipernity as well? Check this site: www.ipernity.com/home/jerryjones
3 years ago.
tiabunna
tiabunna
Very nicely taken and processed, and thank you for the helpful notes.
3 years ago.
Prairie Rambler
Prairie Rambler
Beautiful composition and texture.
3 years ago.
Hans Guenter
Hans Guenter
subtle composition.
Thank you for sharing with us.
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3 years ago.
ctofcsco
ctofcsco
That's Wild!!
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of Wildlife!!
3 years ago.
Angela Parker
Angela Parker
Gorgeous image!!!
3 years ago.
Don Sutherland
Don Sutherland
Outstanding photo.
3 years ago.
Heidi-Erica
Heidi-Erica
Siempre es agradable ver tus fantasticas fotos
3 years ago.
Dave Linscheid
Dave Linscheid
That rusty texture works beautifully.
Indeed, a dynamic angle always makes a flower pic pop. Well done!
3 years ago.
forlornhop
forlornhop
Lovely, Janet and nice work.
3 years ago.
Poulet Santivasa Anantnitivate
Poulet Santivasa Ana…
Outstanding shot!
3 years ago.
Puzzler4879
Puzzler4879
Fabulous, Janet!

That's Wild!!
Seen in

Wonderful World
of Wildlife!!
3 years ago.
Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda
Very nice texture and beautiful realization ..!
3 years ago.
Agnès
Agnès
Superbe!!
3 years ago.