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Pink Azaleas

Posted by
Barbara Lee (Oakland, United States) on 21 April 2010 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

I am in North Carolina visiting family in Wilmington. It is hard for me to be serious about my photography when I am in a situation like this, but I carry my camera everywhere - just in case. We visited the Orton Plantation yesterday, getting there are just the wrong time of day (11:30) to get good photos. I shot away nevertheless, looking for situations where these neon flowers would show best - backlit and in a bit of shade. When I opened my photos, I was disappointed, so decided to add a creative touch. Here is the result - a couple of artistic photoshop filters, a beveled edge, and a stroke. I hope you like it!

NIKON D90 1/40 second F/9.0 ISO 200 300 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

I do like it Barbara. Many times its a Photoshop filter to the rescue! Your backlighting was successful-you have created a translucent effect with nice detail on the petals.

21 Apr 2010 10:01am

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Superbly processed.

21 Apr 2010 4:26pm

K.B.R from Switzerland

Fantastic flower, excellent treatment!

21 Apr 2010 8:08pm

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

Yes, we've all been at our computer screens wishing for better stuff, but the painterly filters are great. Try the AlienSkin SnapArt sometime - you can do a free trial. (See my upcoming post for 4/22) I love your artsy look! It's gorgeous!

21 Apr 2010 8:29pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Very cool.

22 Apr 2010 1:57am

1/40 second
ISO 200
300 mm (35mm equiv.)