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Uploaded: 09/09/16 2:58 PM GMT
Last of Summer
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This shot was taken last week and reminded that the golden days of summer are waning with the rudbeckia, the tall coleus and the golden grasses it just said September - end of summer to me. I noted in posting it today it also has a slight diagonal to it.


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09/09/16 3:00 PM GMT
I really like that colour...R.
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09/09/16 4:59 PM GMT
Bright and colorful image Kathy. There is a diagonal appearance no doubt.
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09/09/16 5:34 PM GMT
This shot definitely has an autumnal feel about it Kathy - beautiful fall tones are very pleasing to the eye - Great Capture!!!!!!
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09/09/16 5:45 PM GMT
Lovely, I like the use of the harsh lighting, I think it enhanced the beauty of this one. I see the diagonal in this one too. tigs=^..^=
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09/09/16 5:56 PM GMT
Terrific warm tones in this 'Wowser', Kathy. Thanks for this very fine composition/image, my friend!
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09/09/16 8:32 PM GMT
Very lovely, and I hope you enter this one! It's a beaut!
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09/09/16 8:36 PM GMT
Excellent shot Kathy very well captured.
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09/10/16 12:00 AM GMT
Re: Framing

Couple of thoughts, suggestions.. if I may.. first..

"Understanding the Inner Glow Setting in Photoshop"

... and in particular, the section about Choke.

Here are the results of a couple of different Inner Glow settings, as well as, for the Choke option:

1) Choke was set to 100. Size.. 5 pixels. Blending Mode.. Normal. Opacity.. 100%.

And this on a Selection of an interior Cut and Copy of your original image (this after cropping to remove your frame to better demonstrate):

"Last of Summer" - Choke 100% | Settings 1

2) Choke was set to 100. Size.. 10 pixels. Blending Mode.. Normal. Opacity.. 75%.

Used the Rectangular Marquee tool to create a Selection close to the outside frame (and once again, after cropping out the frame you employed in your original).

Then.. > Layer Style > Inner Glow to get the window dialogue up for choosing settings.

And left the Opacity setting at the Default setting of 75%, to better approximate that of the opaqueness of the original framing that you used:

"Last of Summer" - Choke 100% | Settings 2

... ...

Now, then.. why all this, you may ask?


Using the suggested settings results in a 'cleaner line' than that of the 'fade' when not setting the Choke to 100%.

And the simplicity of this way of presentation/framing is more in step with the overall sophistication of your original photo.


Not so bad, after all?

Erhm.. apart from having to read the novel here, that is.

Nice shot.

Love the colour palette within frame. And the perceived diagonal elevates your composition that lil' bit more.
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09/11/16 5:38 PM GMT
I like it and the way the crimson red is hiding the flower
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