Writing with Light

Purple Petals

There’s something about flower images that when merged with a texture provides an intricate and interesting tactile experience. I had a lovely selection of cut flowers in a vase at home and decided to put my new Tamron 90mm f/2.8 Macro lens to the test. I loved the contrast between the purple petals and the green buds (is that what they’re called?) in the centre of the flower. I composed the image to that the petals would be more prominent in the frame. While the image, right out of the camera, was lovely I felt that adding a texture provided more drama to the piece. Let me know what you think.

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37 responses

  1. Rich McPeek

    Terrific shot Edith! Love the detail in this macro and the processing you chose for this rocks! Great work!


    May 7, 2012 at 7:29 am

  2. Wow Edith, this is awesome! Love the muted colors and the texture kicks it over the top.


    May 7, 2012 at 7:35 am

  3. The center green might be stamens. It would not be bud…. that’s a new flower. The texture adds a touch that is distinct to your style. Very nice.


    May 7, 2012 at 7:59 am

  4. Awesome shot, Edith. That macro really does a nice job capturing and your processing takes it to another level.


    May 7, 2012 at 8:04 am

  5. I just love this one Edith, so artistic!


    May 7, 2012 at 8:05 am

  6. Rick

    This will make a fantastic fine art print! Wonderful processing!


    May 7, 2012 at 8:50 am

  7. cfrailey

    Edith this has to be one of my all time faves from you. Love it!!


    May 7, 2012 at 11:00 am

  8. Beautiful image, Edith. Color and tone are perfect.


    May 7, 2012 at 11:36 am

  9. This is beautiful, Edith! I love adding textures on my photographs too…
    Looks like your new lens is a real joy to use…I’m trying to save up for a real macro lens too…


    May 7, 2012 at 11:50 am

  10. Mark Summerfield

    Nice macro, Edith. The color contrast between the green and purple really works well. Your choice of texture suits the image to a tee.


    May 7, 2012 at 1:21 pm

  11. Len

    This is wonderfully composed and captured Edith. Love the textures and the colors. This has to be on your wall as it is one of your best.


    May 7, 2012 at 2:33 pm

  12. Wow! This is an incredible photo!


    May 7, 2012 at 5:22 pm

  13. Getting in real close has worked very well. Almost an abstract. I like the texture effect


    May 7, 2012 at 6:01 pm

  14. Absolutely LOVELY!


    May 7, 2012 at 9:45 pm

  15. Beautiful!!!! Love the detail! That’s going to be my next baby, a macro lens!


    May 7, 2012 at 11:22 pm

  16. Beautiful macro shot. Such great detail.


    May 8, 2012 at 1:06 am

  17. Lovely image Edith. I really like the mood and colors in it and the texture adds a nice subtle touch.


    May 8, 2012 at 2:19 am

  18. Mike

    Really beautiful image Edith. I totally need to invest in three specific lenses; one of those being a macro.


    May 8, 2012 at 5:28 am

  19. aww… i love flowers and textures, you did a wonderful peace of art, Edith! I can’t wait to capture these beauties, spring is on his way. 😀


    May 8, 2012 at 8:03 am

  20. de biens belles couleurs


    May 8, 2012 at 1:20 pm

  21. Edith, Nice job with the texturing!


    May 8, 2012 at 6:38 pm

  22. Que bello!!!!!!


    May 9, 2012 at 6:04 am

  23. myallegro31

    Nice Edith!! You are going to make good use of that. I have a renewed love for my 105mm Macro now that I have the D800! Awesome work Edith!


    May 9, 2012 at 8:56 am

  24. It’s beautiful! I got the same Tamron macro lens a few months ago. How do you like yours?


    May 9, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    • Thanks so much. I’m really enjoying it so far. I find it a bit loud when it focuses but it’s a sharp lens.


      May 10, 2012 at 12:05 am

  25. Wow Edith I really love this processing, beautiful job!


    May 11, 2012 at 8:54 pm

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