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Old May 5, 2007, 4:22 PM   #1
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Hi,


Hope you are having a nice weekend. Do you have any tips how to saturate the yellow flowers surrounded by all green?

If I saturate the yellow, it also effects the green - and it ends up looking un-natural. If you have the time. The picture is 100% untouched by PP tools and may serve as an example

Thanks (in advance (smile))


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Old May 5, 2007, 5:01 PM   #2
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Sorry. All I can think about is ways to kill all those Dandilions.
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Old May 5, 2007, 5:17 PM   #3
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(laugh)

I suppose you don´t live in an apartment in the center of a big town (smile)

Back in the 60ies the flower people over here made wine from this plant. It tasted quite good

I like them, here twin suns in a remote solar system in the micro/macro universe


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Old May 6, 2007, 3:58 AM   #4
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I can,t think of a way, as yellow is a component of shades of green

and sunlight, anyway maybe you should'nt try to gild the lily.

gild[suP]1[/suP]
verb gilded, gilt, gilding

  • 1. To cover something with a thin coating of gold or something similar.
    • Thesaurus: overlay, plate, wash, tinsel, electroplate, coat.
    2. To give something a falsely attractive or valuable appearance.
Idiom: gild the lily

  • To try to improve something which is already beautiful enough, often spoiling it in the process.
Etymology: Anglo-Saxon, from gyldan gold.

#2 great closeup very sharp and clear, natural looking.........................musket

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Old May 6, 2007, 5:45 AM   #5
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Great etymology. J R R Tolkien would have loved it

Great idiomatic expression, "gild the lily" - very graphic. There is no such expression in my language.

Wonder why. I can think of some explanations but only the preface would be 14 volumes

I´ll put some of my graduates on this subject (smile)



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PS Can you elaborate(?) on the dandelion - sunlight - yellow remark? Very interesting. I wrote a poem on this some years ago (I´ll try to find it and post it if it is of any interest) but I´d prefer a more scientific approach.



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Old May 6, 2007, 3:18 PM   #6
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Torgny

Hi again, green organic materowes it'sgreen colourto the

substance chlorophyll without it, it's colour would in some cases be

yellow. So there must be a mix of substances going on inside the

sap and cells, this gives rise to the colour reflected by light

shining on it, sunlight has a lot of yellow light and so gives

rise to more yellow being reflected where yellow exists on the

surface. Hence yellow flowers are more luminous in sunlight than

other colours of flowers and cells that have a lot of yellow in them

add a shade of yellow to the green chlorophyll making it look yellow/green.[/b]

But to get back to your query about

making the yellow stronger. it might work if you make the green

darker, hence the greater contrasting range between green foliage

and yellow. flowers .......:idea:......musket

PS if you look at a brightarea of pink outdoors eg pink stone gravel path

and then look at lawn grass it somehow looks different :-)


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musket,

On the inquiry into green and yellow: great explanation by an investigative mind. Thanks

On the logics of saturation and separation between yellow and green: of course, that´s the way to do it. If you can´t "brighten" the yellows, you can darken the greens. Thanks again

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(I should be able to apply basic logics having taught logics for some years. BTW, did you know Goethe wrote about colours; as well as the mastermind of analytical philosophy, Ludwig Wittgenstein)

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Anyhow: now I´m more than happy with the picture

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I like the close up photo the best. I would mover closer to the ground in the first image.
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Thank you, matthew2000tx

Yes, I´ll do that. And I must get that wide angle lense


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