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BitsOfNature
09-07-2013, 08:41 PM
These flowers and leaves caught my eye the other day and the resulting scannography pic evoked thoughts of spices -- with the fiery red cardinal flowers that's an easy metaphor but the salt-and-pepper leaves and the honeysuckle flowers that seemed akin to spice pods added to the mix!

Enjoy!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-Sep-2013/102085-Seasonings_-_100bpi_24bc_WebPic.jpg

Regards,
Dale

Charlie's Mum
09-08-2013, 12:22 PM
Love the title Dale and this is a humdinger of a picture! Gorgeous!

Delmus Phelps
09-09-2013, 04:07 PM
Lovely, would like to see the daisy or two in the foreground rather than covered. Just saying, love this black background, how is it done?

BitsOfNature
09-09-2013, 09:26 PM
Deimos,

Yeah, should have positioned one of those black eyed Susans in the forefront!

The black background comes about partly via the technique -- using a scanner as the camera in a darkened room --but mostly through detailed editing in Photoshop, editing the background to be pure black. This usually takes 20 or 25 hours because of the high resolution but I think it is worth it because of the way it makes the flowers pop.

Regards,
Dale