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(Please enlarge for detail.) These flowers are oakleaf hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia), a variety with delicate petals verging on translucence. I went for a lacy look in my texturing to complement the flowers’ fragile beauty. (Olympus E-510 & Zuiko 50mm macro, f/7.1, 1/125 sec, ISO 400, open shade, handheld) Textures are from Jerry Jones’ Shadowhouse Creations (Slightly Delicate-2) and Isabelle Lafrance Photography (Pollen, Stepping Stone).

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  • Celeste Mookherjee
    Celeste Mookhe...over 1 year ago

    (Please enlarge for detail.) These flowers are oakleaf hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia), a variety with delicate petals verging on translucence. I went for a lacy look in my texturing to complement the flowers’ fragile beauty. Textures are from Jerry Jones’ Shadowhouse Creations (Slightly Delicate-2) and Isabelle Lafrance Photography (Pollen, Stepping Stone).

  • Malcolm Heberle
    Malcolm Heberleover 1 year ago

    Beautifully done Celeste - wonderful texture & Tones

  • Thank you for the compliment, Malcolm – much appreciated!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • seeya
    seeyaover 1 year ago

    Wonderful framing and perfect selection of textures to enrich the hydrangea flowers, Celeste:) Sandy.

  • Thanks very much, Sandy! I worked on this off and on for a period of days and had as many as eight texture layers while I was experimenting. :)

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Bette Devine
    Bette Devineover 1 year ago

    The texture looks like gossamer and is very pretty. There is a slightly antique effect because of the gossamer and the ivory tones of the flowers. Lovely, Celeste.

  • Thank you for the great comment, Bette. I agree about the antique effect. It’s something that happens with certain textures especially.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderover 1 year ago

    Nicely done

  • Thank you very much!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • fauselr
    fauselrover 1 year ago

    beautiful

  • Glad you like it, Ray, thanks!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • naturelover
    natureloverover 1 year ago

    Beautiful work Celeste x

  • Thank you kindly!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepover 1 year ago

    Oh, Celeste…BEAUTIFUL!!!!

  • Thanks for the great comment, Gena!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Polly Peacock
    Polly Peacockover 1 year ago

    Beautiful Celeste – so delicate and pretty!! :))

  • I’m glad you like it, Polly – thank you!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • KatMagic Photography
    KatMagic Photo...over 1 year ago

    Gosh, that is just so pretty, Celeste. It really would look magnificent in a large print and, of course, framed, as you have shown it – well, it has huge impact! Why do some images have even more appeal in a large size? Anyway, I digress – this has so much subtle beauty to it . . . just enchanting!

  • Thank you so much for your wonderfully enthusiastic comment, Katherine! Yes, some images absolutely look better in large sizes. Frames and mattes also make a difference. I’m thinking this one might also look good on canvas. I’ve had canvas prints made of some of my textured work, and they come out well.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

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