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Old Sep 25, 2004, 10:29 AM   #1
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Ive tried over and over to get the white in this flower to look right, Im getting nowhere with curves, contrast and brightness, it still looks over blown to me. Is it worth trying again? Maybe ive been looking at it too long and I honestly cant remember what kind of white it was:roll:






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Old Sep 25, 2004, 10:59 AM   #2
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it looks like a nice creamy white...

but you are right, it's overexposed...so there's no detail there :-\

i gotta find one of those lilies!

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Old Sep 25, 2004, 1:30 PM   #3
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We've got one which comes up by the pond. I never thought of it as a lily. Maybe it's a marginal lily? Anyhoo... Our one is pure white and the centre bright yellow. So here is my edit.

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Old Sep 25, 2004, 8:54 PM   #4
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thanks ferny, what did you do to it?



vito, these grow wild around here. My parents always called them easter lilys but other people I know call them funeral lilys.
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I'm no Lily Expert, but I tried to give it a bit more of a vanilla-cream color not just bleach white.

I'm sure many variations would look nice.
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Old Sep 26, 2004, 9:23 AM   #6
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thanks Daniel, that also gives me some ideas for fixing it.:-)
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Old Sep 26, 2004, 10:17 AM   #7
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You're very welcome.
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Old Oct 12, 2004, 7:40 PM   #8
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I love these flowers!!

My grandma always called them calla lilies, so I looked on the internet, and I found a neat site that shows many different still life shots of the lilies in case you wanted to see them! I love the blackand whites...the flower lends itself to a classy look like that (but them I'm partial to B&W to start with). :-)

Just thought I'd share...

http://brandy.weblogs.us/posters/cal...ies-11696.html

It is a poster sales thing or something, and some are paintings, not prints, but some of theprints take yourbreath away. This is not an endorsement or advertisement...just a source of other similar flowers to look at.:-D

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