I started out with a springtime image of a water lily partly in sun, partly in shade, and then began playing with Topaz filters and textures. I took some guidance from a tutorial by Leslie Nicole on using textures with a black background (parts of my original background were black), intending to emphasize the greens of spring. (Olympus E-5 & Zuiko 70-300mm zoom at 215mm [430mm in full-frame 35mm equivalent], f/8, 1/500 sec., ISO 200, filtered afternoon sun, handheld) Post-processing in Topaz Simplify (flower only, oil painting preset at 75% opacity); textures (Ciboulette5184 and Deco Verte) from Leslie Nicole’s French Kiss Textures.
RedBubble Explore – Featured Photography (November 2012)
Featured in RedBubble Explore, 7 Day Popular Art, Design & Photography (August 2012)
Top 10 (3rd Place) in “Water Lilies” challenge in All Glorious Lilies (June 2013)
Co-winner (4-way tie!) of “St. Patrick’s Day Fun” challenge in All Glorious Lilies (March 2013)
Top 10 in “Something Different” challenge in All Glorious Lilies (October 2012)
Winner of “Friendly Challenge #11 – Water Lilies” in 3D – Daffodils, Dahlias & Dandelions group (September 2012)
Featured in All Glorious Lilies (18 September 2012)
Featured in THE GROUP (2 September 2012)
Featured in Blooms – All Seasons Flowers (30 August 2012)
Featured in Shadows & Reflections (30 August 2012)
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