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Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Lensbaby Composer
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Date: Apr 10, 2009
Aperture: f/2
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/1000
Galleries: Floral, Lensbaby
Date Uploaded: Apr 16, 2009

Viewed: 335
Comments: 12
Favorites: 1 (view)

I did so much to this it would take too long to list all of the steps specifically. In a nutshell, I copied the flower bud once at full opacity and then a couple times at lower opacity, just to fill up the image a bit more. I added grasses, stems, words, ink splatters and butterfly using photoshop brushes. Then I ran the ambience filter from Virtual Photographer and blended it with the original. Used a couple of layers from paintingwithbrushes on flickr, then blended in a layer that had Color Efex Pro tonal contrast applied and one with Color Efex Pro midnight filter applied (mixed by varying the opacity).
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04/26/2009 10:54:15 PM
Very creative overlay
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04/19/2009 04:39:45 AM
love the way the flowers seem to be bursting from the background .. excellent use of texture/overlays and love your processing .. :)
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04/18/2009 02:37:25 AM
Ah, yes, Lensbaby at work - the original is pretty darn nice as it is, by the way!
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04/17/2009 12:01:07 PM
beautiful!! the colors are perfect together!
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04/17/2009 10:22:02 AM
Sooooo beautiful. Reminds me of a Chinese painting.
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04/17/2009 09:40:35 AM
Gorgeous!! This would make some wonderful wrapping for an exquisite gift too if you could print it on thin enough paper.
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04/17/2009 08:16:18 AM
I again applaud your creativeness. This turned out really well.
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04/17/2009 02:22:04 AM
This is really beautiful, and so creative. I love what you have achieved.
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04/16/2009 09:23:29 PM
That did take you all night to explain! And well worth it. I'll be running off to paintingwithbrushes to steal some layers shorty. Your creativity always astounds me and this is no exception. This has the feel of a painting on wax paper with candle wax spilled on top. Very powerful texture and depth. Lovely.
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04/16/2009 06:28:02 PM
Excellent manipulation Colleen. Love the rustic effect you've created here.
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04/16/2009 04:23:15 PM
This is really lovely.
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04/16/2009 04:18:49 PM
I just can't tell you how much I love this. It would make a lovely print too. I like the deep rich gold with that pop of red. YUM YUM

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