The columbines in our yard are thriving this year, and I’ve taken many photos of them. It’s often been breezy in the evening when I like to shoot, but every now and then there’s a lull and I took a bunch of shots of this beauty, and this was my favorite.
I made some color and contrast adjustments and used several French Kiss Textures – Atelier Serenity, Solstice Charisma, and Artiste Berrylishous at various blend modes and opacities, but it still needed something more.
I was lucky to receive the Alien Skin Bundle for my birthday (#60 – where does the time go?) so I played around with SnapArt and I liked the way the Impasto setting worked on this image.
Nikon D700 and Nikon 105mm f/2.8 micro lens.
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