When one takes an average of 300 pictures each day, there will be pictures that look good on the camera’s little LCD screen but, when seen on the much larger computer monitor, they lack the subjective quality known as composition, have something ugly in them that I don’t want to take the time to fix, or have poor backgrounds, something that I also don’t usually like to fix….
Such is the case with today’s Friday Flower Fiesta.
So I made Photographic Art out of them.
I used Redfield’s Fractalius plug-in for Photoshop to create electric flowers. Thus, “Electric Avenue” by Eddy Grant for your listening pleasure while viewing….
I don’t like all of these, but Fractalius takes several minutes to do its thing on a 5184×3456-pixel image, so I’ll just let you decide.
Fractalius works well when there are good focal points and colors, not to well when there’s too much of one color or not a clear focal point.
I have included the original picture below the Photographic Art so you can see what Fractalius does. I even tell you at the bottom of the original picture what I didn’t like about it so you can see my thought process.
My favorites are #10, #1, #3, and #5.
Didn’t like all the bright spots at the left.
Didn’t like the background; too out of focus
and the purple doesn’t go with the blue.
Background too glary.
Dying leaves at left.
Too many partial flowers.
Too many background patterns.
A mound of white flowers. Uninspiring.
Background too busy;
busy focal points should not have busy backgrounds.
Almost a perfect example of symmetry…. almost.
Again, busy focal point with busy background.
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