I photographed this sunflower at the Berkshire Botanical Garden in Stockbridge, MA. Processed with Nik Color Efex Pro 4 Indian Summer, Topaz Lens Effects Diffusion, two Fractalius layers and two French Kiss Textures (Aventura and Autumn Leaves).

Nikon D300s with 105mm micro lens

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sunflower, texture, painted, blue sky, garden, flower, anita pollak

I am a photographer living in Massachusetts and my passion is flowers. I take the time to reveal the special beauty of each flower and I hope that comes through as you look at my work.

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  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsover 2 years ago

  • Anita Pollak
    Anita Pollakover 2 years ago

    Thanks Karen!

  • Celeste Mookherjee
    Celeste Mookhe...over 2 years ago

    That’s quite a lot of playing you did! :) I love the bold color contrasts and the painterly effects you achieved.

  • Thank you so much for your kind words, Celeste. This was a really challenging image for me. I tried and rejected 3 or 4 different approaches so I put it aside for a week or so, which did the trick. I’ll have to remember this lesson the next time I struggle with an image!

    – Anita Pollak

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 2 years ago


  • Thank you so much, lorilee!

    – Anita Pollak

  • Francis1
    Francis1over 2 years ago

    WOW Lovely Work A Fav for me well Done Francis

  • Thank you so much, Francis!

    – Anita Pollak

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesover 2 years ago

    Such wonderful editing! Looks like a traditiional painting! Love it!

  • Thank you so much for your kind comments, Angie!

    – Anita Pollak

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 2 years ago

    Gorgeous creation. Beautifully done.

  • Thank you so much, Bunny!

    – Anita Pollak

  • Caterpillar
    Caterpillarover 2 years ago

    Fabulous colours!

  • Thank you so much, Caterpillar!

    – Anita Pollak

  • vigor
    vigorover 2 years ago

    Really bright and bold colors, great edit!

  • Thank you so much, vigor! I’m glad you like it!

    – Anita Pollak

  • mom23girls
    mom23girlsover 2 years ago

    This is really beautiful! I thought it was a painting!!

  • Thank you so much, Tracy!

    – Anita Pollak

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