Delightfully blue cornflowers were growing where the background was close and cluttered, so I pulled the flowers and some buds away (via masked layers in Photoshop) and applied motion blur to the background. I added a texture layer to complete the image (“Clair Obscur” from Les Textures 2 at Leslie Nicole’s French Kiss Textures). (Olympus E-510 & Zuiko 35mm macro, f/8, 1/100 sec, ISO 100, overcast, handheld).

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

    Delightfully blue cornflowers were growing where the background was close and cluttered, so I pulled the flowers and some buds away (via masked layers in Photoshop) and applied motion blur to the background. I added a texture layer to complete the image (“Clair Obscur” from Les Textures 2 at Leslie Nicole’s French Kiss Textures).

  • LoneAngel
    LoneAngelover 1 year ago

    sooooo beautiful !!!!!

  • Thank you very much, Angel!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepover 1 year ago

    Awesome work on this…very wonderful image!!!

  • I’m delighted you like it. Thank you, Gena!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderover 1 year ago

    Very beautiful finish

  • Thank you kindly!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • RickDavis
    RickDavisover 1 year ago

    Celeste,,,This Is Magnificent,,,The first thing I noticed was how clear & sharp it is. It is a 5***** flower photo!!!!!

    Rick

  • Thank you for that lovely compliment, Rick!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • kristijohnson
    kristijohnsonover 1 year ago

    Your edit with the blurred background is so stunning! It really makes the color and textures come alive!! Just when I think you can’t get any better….you do!!

  • Thank you very much, Kristi! I got an idea in my head of how I thought the image could look and set out to achieve it. I got there, but it was a lot of work (and also a great learning experience).

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • billfox256
    billfox256over 1 year ago

    A beautiful composition!!!! Bill

  • Thank you kindly, Bill!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Laurie Search
    Laurie Searchover 1 year ago

    So creative and beautiful, dear Celeste!!!!! :)))

  • Thanks very much, Laurie! I got the idea from beautiful images I’ve seen of trees, often achieved with intentional camera movement. The original of this had a confusing forest of stems, and I thought I could get a similar look with motion blur.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Polly Peacock
    Polly Peacockover 1 year ago

    Oh so beautiful Celeste – instant fave for me!! :)

  • Many thanks, Polly!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonover 1 year ago

    Stunning capture. Gorgeous!!!

  • Thank you very much, Ann!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

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