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Trio of pink lilies by Celeste Mookherjee

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A trio of lovely pink waterlilies captured in the Chinese Garden at The Huntington Library and Gardens in San Marino, California, USA. Because the afternoon sun was strong, I underexposed to avoid blown-out highlights and added texture in post-processing. (Olympus E-5 & Zuiko 70-300mm zoom at 169mm [338mm in full-frame 35mm equivalent], f/6.3, 1/500 sec., ISO 200, afternoon sun, handheld) Post-processing in Topaz Simplify and Topaz Adjust; texture (Fauve Rainbow) from Leslie Nicole’s French Kiss Textures.

Top 10 (3rd Place) in “Pink Lilies” challenge in Gorgeous Flower Cards group (October 2013)

Top 10 in “A Landscape View” challenge in All Glorious Lilies (February 2013)

Featured in THE GROUP (7 July 2012)

Featured in All Glorious Lilies (2 July 2012)

Featured in Nature’s Symphony of Trees and Flowers (27 June 2012)

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

  • KatMagic Photography
    KatMagic Photo...almost 2 years ago

    Absolutely lovely,Celeste, with such pretty color!

  • Thank you, Katherine! The color of these lilies really was pretty.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Linda  Makiej
    Linda Makiejalmost 2 years ago

    just Gorgeous!!

  • Thanks very much, Linda!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • EbyArts
    EbyArtsalmost 2 years ago

    So well done, Celeste. Love the texture work, colors and composition.

  • Thank you, Eby! This one really wanted some special treatment. :)

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Dlouise
    Dlouisealmost 2 years ago

    Beautiful work Celeste,,love the colors!!

  • Thank you so much (and for the fave)!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Joy Watson
    Joy Watsonalmost 2 years ago

    Gorgeous work

  • Thank you, Joy!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • mellychan
    mellychanalmost 2 years ago

    this is beautiful!

  • Thanks so much for your lovely comment!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Bette Devine
    Bette Devinealmost 2 years ago

    The lilies look quite sculptured in the light that you have captured, and their colour is very lovely.

  • Thank you, Bette! The sculptural quality is not especially noticeable in the original capture; the Topaz filters helped bring that out.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Anita Pollak
    Anita Pollakalmost 2 years ago

    This is lovely, Celeste! Wonderful color, lighting, detail, and use of texture. I haven’t had much time to spend on RedBubble recently, so I’m enjoying the chance to catch up on your lovely work!

  • Thanks very much, Anita! It’s great to see you back on RB, posting and commenting again! I always appreciate your considered comments.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesalmost 2 years ago

    Simply fabulous! Love the processing and textures and of course the lilies are superb!!!!!

  • Thanks very much for the wonderful comment and fave, Angie! The waterlilies in the Chinese Garden were just perfect on the day I visited, but they somehow wanted a special treatment, more than just a plain capture. :)

    – Celeste Mookherjee

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