Lily in autumn colors by Celeste Mookherjee

Alstroemeria (also known as Peruvian lily) in warm autumn colors, part of a flower arrangement isolated and processed with several masked texture layers. (Olympus E-510 & Zuiko 50mm macro, f/5.0, 1/160 sec., ISO 400, open shade, handheld.) Textures are from Leslie Nicole’s French Kiss Textures (Clair Obscur, Bibliotheque and Netherlandish) and Jerry Jones’ Shadowhouse Creations (You’d be surprised).

Top 10 in “Avatar/Alstroemeria (Peruvian Lily)” challenge in Enchanted Flowers group (September 2014)

Featured in All Glorious Lilies (23 October 2012)

Featured in New Creations of Beautiful Art & Photography (18 October 2012)

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  • Joy Watson
    Joy Watsonover 2 years ago

    Gorgeous rich work. Beautifully done.

  • Thank you, Joy! I’m so glad you like it, as I enjoyed the way this seemed to take its own direction as I tried out various textures with it.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Maree Cardinale
    Maree Cardinaleover 2 years ago

    Beautiful work Celeste.

  • Thanks for the wonderful comment and fave, Maree!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Christine Annas
    Christine Annasover 2 years ago

    Ooooo!! Love that pumpkin orange!! The contrast of shadow and highlights looks like flickering flames. Excellent work, Celeste!

  • Thank you so much, Chris, glad you like it!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Thomas Eggert
    Thomas Eggertover 2 years ago

    Love the soft golden side lighting in this work….:)

  • Thanks very much for the great comment and fave, Thomas! A bit of late afternoon sun bouncing off a stucco wall on my balcony provided that light. :)

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • kristijohnson
    kristijohnsonover 2 years ago

    Stunning image!!

  • Thank you very much, Kristi! I’m glad you like it!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Ralph de Zilva
    Ralph de Zilvaover 2 years ago

    Love the colour and that beautiful lighting. Excellent work, Celeste.

  • Thank you very much, Ralph! I teased the lighting out (along with a few other things) with the use of textures, which helped me emphasize what I wanted to play up (the original was very busy and cluttered with no lighting differential between foreground and background).

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Bette Devine
    Bette Devineover 2 years ago

    How can such a warm lady be so mysterious!?

  • Bette, thank you for the delightful comment! The mystery comes from the chiaroscuro effects created from the texture layers. :)

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Teresa Pople
    Teresa Popleover 2 years ago

    Such a dramatic image and the light is wonderful. Your use of the textures has created an image that really glows . . .lovely . . .x

  • Thanks very much, Teresa! Textures made a huge difference in this one.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • leonie7
    leonie7over 2 years ago


  • Thank you very much for the feature!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Marilyn Cornwell
    Marilyn Cornwellover 2 years ago

    Congratulations on Oct 23 2012!

  • Thank you, Marilyn! I appreciate the feature.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

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