Sunday, November 25, 2007

The Scan-dalous Rose


I've been meaning to try this for quite some time and when I found one of the last roses in bloom in the garden, I decided now was as good a time as any. There are experts out there - experts at the art of scanning flowers. Just like other artistic endeavors, this one requires some skill. Oh, they'd like you to believe otherwise, but honestly, I followed directions and I didn't get the result I'd hoped for.

Maybe it has something to do with my scanner. I did read if your scanner has LEDs for its light source, you won't have as good of results. I have no idea if my HP psc 1315 uses LEDs or not. Maybe I don't want to know, because then I might not be able to use that for an excuse for why mine didn't turn out so well.

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11 comments:

Xris (Flatbush Gardener) said...

I really like this image. The shadows give it depth and richness. Many of the scanned images I've seen seem flat.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Your scan may not have turned out as you expected but it is an interesting photo.

No Rain said...

I think it's quite beautiful. I've never tried this at all, but may have to do it one day. Happy GTS,
Aiyana

jodi said...

I like this too, Kylee. Never tried it myself, but curiosity is getting the best of me...maybe I'll try it with the indoor plants!

Jessica said...

I think it's beautiful!! Great job:):)

Yolanda Elizabet said...

It looks very mysterious this scanned rose of yours and I like the result! I haven't tried scanning my flowers yet.

Rosehaven Cottage said...

I really like this mysterious photo. It has a quality reminiscent of some of the old masters and their paintings. Really cool! Cindy at Rosehaven Cottage

verobirdie said...

Maybe it is not the result you had expected, but I like it!

Blackswamp_Girl said...

I love that, too, Kylee!

Hmm... now I wonder what it would look like if you draped some kind of gauzy fabric over the rose and rescanned.

chigiy at Gardeners Anonymous said...

I don't know nothin' 'bout LEDs but,
I think the picture is beautiful.
It looks like a painting.

Phillip said...

I think it a very beautiful image!

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