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Peony in Rain

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ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Wonderfully processed and in my favorite tone. You setting a tripod at this time of the night? best...jerry

29 May 2010 5:57am

@ordinaryimages: Thanks, Jerry. No tripod ... 6am is lunchtime in Larry World. :)

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Gorgeous. I love your treatment of this image. The tone is so perfect and the water droplets just luminous.

29 May 2010 6:31am

@Bettina: Thanks, Bettina.

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

sublime ! beautiful work about textures and tones ! great sharpness on the water drops ! and nice presentation !

29 May 2010 8:08am

@Anna.C: Thanks, Anna. As usual, it was difficult to chose color or bw, but the bw tones won me over. Glad you like it.

Marilyn Cornwell from Toronto, Canada

Beautiful image, Larry!

29 May 2010 10:33am

@Marilyn Cornwell: Thanks, Marilyn.

k@ from Paris, France

A very well processed image with romantism and subtle tones - drop dead gorgeous *

29 May 2010 11:24am

@k@: Thanks, Karine. I'm always amazed at how course texture can convey soft and romantic.

danou-yepa from Nice, France

amazing compo and prossecing , very sweet and light i love !

29 May 2010 12:58pm

@danou-yepa: Thanks, danou.

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Such a precious work with layers here, Larry ! Looks like all juices from this flower are squeezed out by outside frames :)) Love how this part of flower is clean and untouched with great purity and freshness !

29 May 2010 1:56pm

@MARIANA: Thanks, Mariana. I was drawn to the side view of the petals. Hope you're having a great weekend!

Barbara from Oakland, United States

This is just lovely, Larry. I love the texture that you added here, and the sublte B and W works perfectly. I would love to know how you did the matting! Inquiring minds!

29 May 2010 3:31pm

@Barbara: Thanks, Barbara. For many of the textured overlays that I use I photograph something with varying degrees of texture, (concrete walls, stone, etc. Or another great source is wall paper. Get a sample book and photograph some patterns that appeal to you.) Then, in Photoshop, put the textured image on it's own layer and play with the blending modes. To get the frame within the frame, simply add another overlay and use 'free transform' to resize it. Finally, mask away portions of the overlays to retain or reveal the desired look.

Céline from New York City, United States

Beautiful shot and very nice framing !

30 May 2010 12:22am

Manola from Bassens, France

Sublimate pink adorable composition which shows here all its delicacy thanks to your way of photographing
....I like very much;-)

30 May 2010 6:53am

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

Love the dark sepia tones, the water droplets and the post processing w/texture!

30 May 2010 3:09pm

Dutch from Chicagoland, United States

Excellent post processing on this Larry.. very old time nostalgic feel to it!

31 May 2010 2:08am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

simply beautiful! bravo! :)

1 Jun 2010 6:58am