This is a lovely rhododendron that blooms in our yard in early May. It’s similar in appearance to the popular PJM, which was named for Peter J. Mezitt, founder of Weston Nurseries. His son Ed developed both it and Olga Mezitt, named for Ed’s mother.
I used Nik Color Efex Pro 4 Classical Soft Focus and Contrast Color Range, plus a layer of Topaz Simplify with the Buzz Sim setting. The texture is Summer Garden from French Kiss Textures.
Featured in The Group (April 1, 2012)