Photo Discussion

Sort most recent comments first

To discuss a photo, sign up as a BetterPhoto member or log in.

Pond Lily


BetterPhoto.com All Time Best Photo Contest WinnerBetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
Pond Lily
Pond Lily
"Twin" lilies, captured in the gardens of the Crystal Palace, Porto, Portugal.
Keywords: Pond Lily, Lilies, Nenuphar, Lotus

© John Cullen
Nikon Coolpix 3500...
 
 
 
Janet S  Weaver
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/27/2003
    Pretty Shot John!


To love this question, log in above
6/14/2004 6:21:27 AM

 
John Cullen  

Thank you (wow *that* was a quick comment, I only just finished uploading the picture :-)


To love this comment, log in above
6/14/2004 6:23:08 AM

 
C.J. Williamson  

Very nice. Having two different color flowers helps catch the eye.


To love this comment, log in above
6/14/2004 6:38:15 AM

 
John Cullen  

Thankyou!

I was also very lucky to capture them like this for two reasons - the day happened to be relatively grey (unlike today!) and these flowers only stay in bloom for 3-4 days. Right place at the right time I suppose :-)


To love this comment, log in above
6/14/2004 6:41:09 AM

 
Sharon  Crook
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/18/2004
sharoncrookphotography.com
 

John - Very unique combination. Makes for a great shot. The two different flowers make for a very eye catching photo. Great work! Sharon


To love this comment, log in above
6/14/2004 6:54:03 AM

 
John Cullen  

Thankyou!


To love this comment, log in above
6/14/2004 7:04:58 AM

 
Bonnie C. Lackey
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/1/2004
Contact Bonnie
Bonnie's Gallery
 

Delightful catch, John. The colors are great but the circles and angles hold attention too.


To love this comment, log in above
6/14/2004 8:11:19 AM

 
Paul C. Gazzanigo
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/9/2003
 

Beautiful composition and presentation, John!


To love this comment, log in above
6/14/2004 8:24:13 AM

 
John Cullen  

Thankyou both! So many compliments are making me blush :-)


To love this comment, log in above
6/14/2004 8:28:41 AM

 
Leonard Pierce
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/31/2001
 

Congratulations John!!!


To love this comment, log in above
7/17/2004 5:27:53 PM

 
Janet S  Weaver
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/27/2003
 

Congrats John!


To love this comment, log in above
7/17/2004 7:16:24 PM

 
Michael Brown  

Excellent composition with wonderful depth shown.
The lighting, colors, details, and PS work done to this is simply fantastic.

Congrats!!


To love this comment, log in above
7/17/2004 9:55:02 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/12/2004
Contact Donna
Donna's Gallery
 

This is wonderful. Love the water drops on the leaves and the contrasting colors.


To love this comment, log in above
7/18/2004 9:33:50 AM

 
Kristen McKain
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/16/2003
 

Congrats!!


To love this comment, log in above
7/19/2004 5:50:46 AM

 
Kelly Abernathy
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/5/2004
Contact Kelly
Kelly's Gallery
 

Congrats on your win! -K


To love this comment, log in above
7/19/2004 7:18:50 AM

 
Lori Ditlefsen  

Congrats on the win!


To love this comment, log in above
7/19/2004 7:57:55 AM

 
John Cullen  

Thankyou to ALL that left me notes of congratulation! I'm honoured (and humbled when I see the quality of the pictures in your galleries!) to have had one of my photos chosen :-)

Michael, about the edits - I probably shouldn't say this, but I didn't use PS! I use PSP7 :-) And the edits were actually very simple: using a hue/saturation/lightness layer I reduced the overall saturation by about 1/4; this left the colours in the flowers but made everything else more or less grey. I then added a curves layer to tweak the colours back into the flowers (which had turned a little dull) and darken the water (which had gone a murky grey.) And believe it or not, this was actually the first time I experimented adjustment layers!

When I have a moment to create my new (!) member page I'll upload the original to show the differences.

Again, thankyou to everyone!! John.


To love this comment, log in above
7/20/2004 1:24:32 AM

 
Kathleen K. Parker
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/30/2000
kathleenkparkerphotography.com
 

Lovely composition and exposure, John! Congratulations on your win!
KK


To love this comment, log in above
5/27/2007 4:42:33 AM

 
Tammy Scott
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/10/2004
 

This is such a beautiful shot! Great coloring!


To love this comment, log in above
9/21/2009 3:11:48 AM

 
Log in or sign up to respond | Contest | Gallery | Discussions