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    Mothers Day

    I nicked a couple of blooms from the bouquets that were hanging around for despatch to the Mothers. I missed the obvious trick of using a spot meter reading... but here goes any way

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    Re: Mothers Day

    Hi Steve,

    When I have got shiny patches I want to be rid of in pics like these, I usually "burn" them down to a much lower luminance (e.g. on edge of vase in #4).

    For spill onto the background, I'd clone the adjacent area so it inherits the same luma level, plus any slight colour and/or noise as the surroundings.

    When doing cloning, I invariably don't have it at 100% opacity, so it takes me 2 or 3 goes to fully wipe something out, if between those 2 or 3 wipes, I reset the sample point (alt-left click), it can prevent the reoccurence of any patterns from a single clone sample area. This isn't always appropriate, but often it is.

    That said, if you're trying for, or tidying, a shadow, this isn't necessarily appropriate advice.

    Nice pics though, well done.
    BTW, did you get caught?


    I find a graveyards good to pick some up some flowers for this kind of thing
    No, I'm joking, I don't/haven't, EVER, honestly!

    That sense of humour is going to get me in trouble one day!

    Cheers,

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    Re: Mothers Day

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Humphries View Post
    Hi Steve,

    That sense of humour is going to get me in trouble one day!

    Cheers,
    Sure will!!

    My favourite is No.3

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    Re: Mothers Day

    Oh dear I forgot it was mothersday tomorrow. I think that's a good tip you mentioned there dave I'm off late night shopping at the only place that's open this time on a saturday, the cemetary. I know the feeling, the amount of times such comments have landed me in it because I have said with a straight face, doesn't help sometimes I can't bring myself to admit it's a joke because it's to amusing to carry it on.

    I particularly like the last rose but find the bottom left leaf distracting (the very shiny bent one on the left close to the stem) because it seems to compete a little with the petals for focus due to brightness and sharpness. Looks easy enough to clone out without making a mess. Perhaps a very light blur / layer mask and paint the flowerpetals so it's sharper than leaves too but that's minor since most leaves already out enough (just a few bits on same plane as petals are sharp).

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