Saturday, March 22, 2008

Simplify


Simplify, originally uploaded by Josh Gentry.

I'm smug about engineering that water cupped in the petal.

7 comments:

JimII said...

The water is neat inside the petal. I was noticing that I remember this as a yellow picture, which is kind of funny.

Josh Gentry said...

I was noticing that I remember this as a yellow picture, which is kind of funny.

:-) Thats a brilliant observation, Jim. I have a lousy grasp on color as a part of composition, so if I make most of the picture neutral and/or desaturated, and I have one saturated color, maybe I can handle it. And that color dominates.

Matt Dick said...

Vectoring off of this discussion, I made this

Kind of by accident I made this which I like most of all.

Josh Gentry said...

I like the one where you turned everything but the petal B & W. I might even like it better than the original. I can't say I like the other. I have a bias against purple, though. Unless its a flower, it shouldn't be purple.

JimII said...

Is that because purple is a satanic color?

Josh Gentry said...

That goes without saying.

Matt Dick said...

BTW, if you like any of the modifications I do, feel free to grab them, recreate them or ask me about them. Mostly when we talk about this stuff, I do my edits just to show you the general flavor of my thoughts. If you wanted a real print of something I've desaturated, or whatever, let me know.

Another great reason for photoshop is just this kind of thing: it allows us to do a sort of group experimentation for certain exposures.

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