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Red Tulip

Posted by
Barbara Lee (Oakland, United States) on 29 March 2010 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

On March 27, I posted an image called "Having a Little Fun With Spring". I have had a few requests to see the original and to understand what was done to get the watercolor effect on the abstract. Well, here is the original shot. I did punch the color up a tiny, tiny bit with Vivezia, but not much. The photo was made around 11 am with a strong amount of backlight coming through the petals. After I processed this image, I decided to play around a bit with filters to see what would happen. So, take a look at my March 27 post to see what I got and to read a brief explanation of the steps taken to get there.

NIKON D90 1/400 second F/6.3 ISO 200 135 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Bill Brown from California, United States

This is beautiful, Barbara! I also like the abstract version.

29 Mar 2010 5:52am

ajo from madrid, Spain

Very beautiful...

29 Mar 2010 5:03pm

David from Detroit, United States

I like both of the versions of this, but I think I like this one a little more. The blues recede a little, and the colors of the bloom are more central to this image.

29 Mar 2010 11:31pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

wonderful colour combination and a great artistic vision for you - well done!

30 Mar 2010 1:19am

1/400 second
ISO 200
135 mm (35mm equiv.)