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Protea

Posted by
Barbara Lee (Oakland, United States) on 29 May 2011 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

At the farmer's market today, there were bushels and bushels of protea for sale. They are just the most lucsious flowers that I know of on this whole earth. Native to South Africa, they flourish on the northern California coast. The vendor told me that his father has a 22 acre farm of them growing north of Bodega Bay. I would love to tour that farm!!! I brought home a small bouquet, but my iPhone really enjoyed the visual feast!

Apple iPhone 4 1/120 second F/2.8 ISO 80 4 mm

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DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

This is a grand iPhone shot. Love the way you have just filled up the whole frame with this juicy color and line and shape. I agree, those are scrumptious flowers.
Going back through your posts I see and applaud your use of Nik Plug-Ins. You are using them to great effect. I am just trying them out, too, and was surprised to see that you used the Silver Efex framing effects with the color images. I don't know how to do that yet !! So much to learn, so little time. :-)

29 May 2011 7:03am

@DULCIE: I learned how to do that from Johnforjack. I do all of my Nik adjustments on the image as a smart object to save file size. When I am done, I flatten the image and then go to silver efex and choose my border. This will add a new layer in your layer pallet. When you are done, just change the blending mode of this layer to luminosity and voila, you have your color image with a frame!

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

This looks good enough to eat! I would expect nothing less than stupendous from you, Barbara....I think we cold give you a plywood pinhole camera and you would walk away with a prize winning image....not trying to kiss up...just basically telliing it like it is ;-) Cheers kiddo- have a great weekend you two!

29 May 2011 9:18pm

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Superb picture and treatment, well done.

30 May 2011 12:13am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

wow! this photo just pops right out of the screen! superb sharpness, detail and magical colours!

30 May 2011 2:40am

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

This looks like some kind of sea creature. Just gorgeous. You and Barbara Kile do such amazing work with the iphone,

1 Jun 2011 1:04am

Apple iPhone 4
1/120 second
F/2.8
ISO 80
4 mm