The lane leading to my house in Saudi Arabia.
Michael, this is such a beautiful flower. I love the way it stands out taking your full attention while the path way just fades into the background. The framing is great too.
12 Jun 2008 5:30am
@Marion: Thanks so much, Marion.
fantastic very lovely flower :)
12 Jun 2008 5:55am
@mosleh: Thank you, Mosleh.
I love the way you composed it with the blossoms so high in the frame.
12 Jun 2008 6:08am
@Michael Rawluk: Thanks very much, Michael.
lovely bright lighting, very nice image
12 Jun 2008 8:01am
@Alun Lambert: Thank you, Alun.
nice composition, well framed.
12 Jun 2008 8:06am
@Arash: Many thanks, Arash.
Very nice. I couldn't imagine a scene this in Saudi Arabia. As they have plenty of energy, they can desalinize sea water.
12 Jun 2008 8:49am
@António Pires: You are right. The water comes from desalination and wherever people live there are usually trees and plants. Thank you, António.
Great Photo, I will put you in my favorites!
12 Jun 2008 9:43am
@QUIM: Thank you very much.
Oh, Michael... fantastic composition! This flower takes my breath away, it's beautiful. Beautiful light!
12 Jun 2008 10:12am
@Betty: Thank you, Betty. I appreciate that.
Great mood, and composition!
12 Jun 2008 10:20am
@Andres Abon: Thank you, Andres.
Love it!Beautiful shot of the flowers supported by a perspective as white and greet as the branch with blooms! Very nice composition!!!!
12 Jun 2008 11:40am
@Japanalia: Thanks so much, Gabriela.
beautiful..... lovely lane and great flower
12 Jun 2008 11:55am
@MJ: Thank you, MJ.
I believe these flowers have the most heavenly scent. This is a superb shot Michael, in every way, I just want to reach in and touch it. :)
12 Jun 2008 12:16pm
@MaryB: Yes, the scent is probably my favorite of all flowers. Unbelievable perfume! Thank you, Mary.
Incredible light & composition! It seems like an early morning shot to me...
12 Jun 2008 12:18pm
@vu@granby - Wolfgang: It was late afternoon. Many thanks, Wolfgang.
A really nice shot with great light! The whole scenery looks very luxurious and elegant.
12 Jun 2008 1:11pm
@MadScientist: Thank you, MS.
As fresh and as beautiful as it gets...extraordinary composition, the flower highlights everything...As it should
PS OH help, how did you get the frame to actually be yellow, I've tried so many ways to get the border on, for different photos using different colours, for some reason all it shows for borders is blue, I went into setting changed it to plain black and tried to obtain it as a default and occasionally change it to whatever I want, I've tried is so many ways and it even shows black on the settings, so I decided to cancel the whole border idea and change the setting to NO borders and I still get that darn blue, which is pretty, but it doesn't suit all the photos, HELP!!!!
12 Jun 2008 1:13pm
@Lorraine: Thanks for the nice comment, Lorraine. For the border, I use Photoshop. Under Image, go to Canvas size, then change the numbers to pixels. Make the border any pixel size you want by adding pixels to the dimensions. Before doing this, I usually use the eye dropper tool to sample a color in the picture and that becomes the foreground color. At the bottom of the canvas size dialogue box, you can choose to make the border any color you want by choosing white, grey, black, foreground, background or other from a dropdown menu. I choose foreground and voila there is the colored border. Hope this helps. If you need extra help, let me know by email. cheers, Michael
Wonderful, crisp image! Well done!
12 Jun 2008 3:14pm
@Stunner: Thank you, Stunner.
12 Jun 2008 3:58pm
@fcofont: Thank you very much.
Nice border with the thin yellow line accent really makes the yellow stand out from the flowers. Nice light accents and that small glare.
12 Jun 2008 4:28pm
@Steven: Thank you very much, Steven.
Magnifique fleur bien mise en valeur par la lumière et une jolie présentation.
12 Jun 2008 6:23pm
@Evelyne Dubos: Merci, Evelyne.
Nice shot. Even though it's in Saudi Arabia It has sort of an American Southwest look.
12 Jun 2008 6:33pm
@Twelvebit: The compound was probably designed to western tastes. Thank you, 12bit.
Oh, my favorite flower - first seen by me in Hawaii in 1984 when we were there for our 25th anniversary.
Your composition is lovely, with that single long leaf pulling the whole photo together with perfect balance.
Take in a good deep sniff of its beautiful fragrance for me, will you?
PS: What a lovely gift you gave Lorraine. ;D
12 Jun 2008 6:57pm
@Judy: Many thanks for that super comment, Judy.
How gorgous! Its nicely composed and i like how the light is lined with the main object!
12 Jun 2008 8:29pm
@Sammi: Thank you, Sammi.
This is superb and delicate Michael. I like the framing!
12 Jun 2008 9:25pm
@standley: Thank you, Richard.
Crisp flowers, great compo!
12 Jun 2008 10:33pm
@vu@granby - Gilles Martineau: Thank you, Gilles.
Super shot Michael, the plant looks almost 3D. Perfect framing of the subject too.
12 Jun 2008 11:00pm
@Observing: Thank you very much, Mike.
great and beautiful shot!
the dof of the background lane makes this image perfect.
12 Jun 2008 11:53pm
@pLusOne: Thank you, P1.
Becomes a very distinctive and formal composition presented like this. Love how the flower makes a bold introduction the the suggested scene beyond. Very nice.
13 Jun 2008 8:48am
@Ronnie 2¢: Thank you very much, Ronnie.
Thanks a lot Michael that's very useful and I'll copy and paste for future use, but you couldn't get that with aminus3? the option is there but maybe it doesn't work...I'll check with our tech guys/gals, thanks again :)
13 Jun 2008 10:36am
@Lorraine: I've never actually tried to do the colored border with aminus3 so really don't know if its possible. It's seems so much easier to do it in Photoshop. Cheers, Michael.
A Beautiful shot of a superb flower!Love it!
14 Jun 2008 4:45pm
@shahab: Thank you, Shahab.
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