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Yes, of course this has been photoshopped. I still think this should come under photography. I'ts not like I superimposed somone's head and put it on Cameron Diaz's body and called it art. Purple is under-rated, and so is "photomanipulation". Added a layer of black on top, with the color blending mode, then deleted the bits I wanted. Nothing major, but I love the effect.
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PawBobcat Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012

Simple... but it keeps making me take another look.
Iluvbiscuit2 Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Professional Photographer
Hi! :wave:
You have been featured in my journal: [link]
Have a Good Day! :heart:
boguslav4 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
cool concept
Nick356 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Student General Artist
niice :wow:
ChaoticMind-Photos Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Student Photographer
Ish my fave color!!!! :iconkittydivider5plz:
Gi-K Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cool my fav color!!
SillyMisaki Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Uhmm .. Could i use this to my blog ? (:
Love it ! ♥
NDA-Patel Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011   Traditional Artist
featured [link] :D
ahmed7 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
lurchTHEdoll Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010
I like this one. ^^
kawaii353 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009
i love purple.. and i also have a liking to this kind of effect.. it's "color splash" isn't it? ^^
Stella-N Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009
aww, i love it so cute
scuzzy5005 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009
I don't care if a picture is 10% photo and 90% shop, if it looks nice I like it.
Purple-kit Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009
something like amazing!
i love cutouts, but the photography had also to be really good for you to obtain this effect*
start-a-riot-in-me Featured By Owner May 22, 2009
beautiful. a bit conceptual as well.
EyesRadioLies Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
You've been featured here! [link] :aww:
ArtistcFlower Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
This entry is featured in my article:
“Black & White with a hint of Colour” [link]

:bulletred: :bulletorange: :bulletyellow: :bulletwhite: :bulletgreen: :bulletblue: :bulletpurple: :bulletred: :bulletorange: :bulletyellow: :bulletwhite: :bulletgreen: :bulletblue: :bulletpurple: :bulletred: :bulletorange: :bulletyellow: :bulletwhite: :bulletgreen: :bulletblue: :bulletpurple: :bulletred: :bulletorange: :bulletyellow: :bulletwhite: :bulletgreen: :bulletblue: :bulletpurple:
Wellferine Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Simple, calm, pure. What more to say? Very nice.
PurpleWolfStar Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2008
Wow that's absolutely eye-catching and beautiful! Wonderful work...
4nnik4 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2008
Thats fantastic!!! I love the colour in front of the black and white :)
lKeKsl Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2008
your picture is in the purple collection xD [link]
aidacjp Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2008
Wow!!! :D
beucr Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2008
it's good job and nice shot
Blue-toxic Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2008
u should've done something to the flower's color and lighting effects on it to make it a lil darker and stuff so it would look more REAL
whatonearth Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
im useing this for a myspace layout, hope you don't mind
lelechan16 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
i featured your work here [link] :hug:
lollypebbles Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2008
PsykoaktiveFantasi Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
ZzSilentLegendzZ Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008
Thats really cool! :chew:
tolwenAuris Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2008  Hobbyist
I still think it belongs in photomanipulation. There is nothing wrong with that term :] I like it though, well, I love it actually :D
V1V14N0hh Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
This is stunning. And got to love the purple :D
ientot Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007
hi... i'm looking for some purplish photos cause i wanted to create a purple collage. :love: is it okay if i include this? i'll give you a credit if you allow me to use it... :)

p.s. this flower is "purple perfect" :love:
Uniqu33 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2007
loving the contrast !!!
amazing !! bravo
purplenekomata Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the way the flower sticks through the wood and the seeds on the ground! :heart::+fav:
mentalismisfun Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2007
Simply beautiful.
rocklee55 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2007
amazing shot :D i really like it
checkuponit Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2006
thank you for the effect you described, I will ave to try it out sometime. I love learning new things everyday! And a beautiful shot as well.
Genetrix205 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2006
No prob, and thanks!
firexatxwill Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is one great shot. I loved it. Great job!
Genetrix205 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2006
thanks, and thanks for faving it :)
firexatxwill Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your welcome, darlin'!
katastrophes Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2005
Spectacular picture.
The depth of field brings out the flower,
but the decision to keep the color in really enchances the bud.
I particularly love how you kept the color of the fallen...leaves?

Genetrix205 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2005
yeah they are little pods of some sort, not too sure actually. glad you like the shot :)
WonderAngel Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2005
i think there should be a 'simple manipulation' category in photography, where the photo is yours but you've just pooped around with it more than usual, like the 'black-and-white-except-for-this-little-bit' stuff (I think it's called selective desaturation, but anyway it's cool and i've used it a few times) and the photo-manipulation should be more for images made from a number of stock images. I know there's darkroom, but it's just not the same :no:

anyway after that mini-rant, the photo is great, the purple is really eyecatching in the way that it's unnatural and natural at the same time :)
Genetrix205 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2005
thanks for the "minirant" :) glad you like the shot too :)
giuliame Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
A flower growing from a wooden floor. It could be a nice metaphor: nature wins over men's work.
The fact that you colorized the flower adds to this effect.

The focal length is perfect: it makes the flower look sharp and detailed and leaves the rest blurred.
The just-over-the-floor point of view is a nice choice imho, it enhances the perspective.

I suggest you add a black frame to this picture.
Genetrix205 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2005
Thanks for the great comment! You are right it is a great metaphor isn't it. The flower was strategically placed for the shot, for a similar effect to what you are saying, I appreciate your comments. I'm a bit of an anti border person though. I find that although a border might improve an image, it won't improve my skill. Unless I'm mounting a print, I won't use a border, this way i get critiques on my actual photo, rather than how good my border makes it look. I've seen some really ordinary photos that have been glorified the hell out of, just because it looked good with a border, while the composition of the photo was nothing special. Thats enough of my rant. Thanks again for the comment and FAV!
giuliame Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
You're welcome.

I suggested adding a frame because this is a great shot and I think it could look even better with it.
I've always thought that frames are useful companions to pictures, because they lead the observer to focus on the picture, forgetting what's around.
Anyway, your words about frames also make sense.

Keep up the good work!
AdamsWife Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2005
I do so agree with you. Photoshop is just the modern equivalent of the dark room and when I was in Camera Clubs, no one cried, 'photo manipulation', when I changed my photos in some way. Admittedly, I spent hours in the darkroom, doing what only takes minutes these days.

I have a black & white photo of a butterfly among daisies and I hand coloured the butterfly yellow, about 15 years ago, so the idea of a single colour in a black and white photo is not a new idea; it's just got easier to do.

Do you think it's sour grapes on some of the older generation part or because others can't work out how to do it themselves, or perhaps they have no imagination.
Genetrix205 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2005
yeah, i do a lot of this technique and im familiar with its origins. Im always trying to add things and make it different. I actually don't think it is solely the older generation of photographers because i know that there are many older photographers embracing newer methods. I feel that in this online comunity it is frowned upon moreso because submissions are so finely categorised and digital manipulations just seem so common and easy to do.
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Jan 23, 2005, 4:42:36 PM