An Asian Iris photographed by the Harlem Meer, A lake in New York City’s Central Park

Original cropped. Several textures added in Photoshop plus work with Topaz Detail & Topaz Lens Effects.

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Photography has been an obsession since I was 13 years old and went off to Italy clutching my mother’s 1940s roll film camera. I’ve been fooling with computers since I bought an Amiga 1000 back in 1985. My first chunky pixelized images were digitized into that machine using a black and white CCTV camera. At last, with today’s software and hardware I feel that I can create the images I see in my mind’s eye. Visit my website at

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  • jammingene
    jammingeneover 3 years ago

    Now this is a great shot Chris

  • Wow, quick! Thanks so much Gene, much appreciated.

    – Chris Lord

  • Ann Garrett
    Ann Garrettover 3 years ago


  • Ann, short but enthusiastic! :-) Thanks so much for that! Cheers.

    – Chris Lord

  • Sharon Johnstone
    Sharon Johnstoneover 3 years ago

    Very beautiful!!!

  • So nice of you Sharon and hugely appreciated, thanks very much.

    – Chris Lord

  • Damienne Bingham
    Damienne Binghamover 3 years ago

    Wow this is unusual and beautiful, love the simple composition!

  • So pleased you like this attempt at “less is more” :-) Thanks very much indeed Damienne. Cheers.

    – Chris Lord

  • Ulla Jensen
    Ulla Jensenover 3 years ago

    Excellent texture work…the result is stunning.

  • That’s so good of you to say Ulla, thank you very much indeed.

    – Chris Lord

  • Renee Blake
    Renee Blakeover 3 years ago

    Fantastic details yet it’s simplicity is just stunning Chris !!

  • Really appreciate your great comment, thanks very much indeed. Cheers.

    – Chris Lord

  • Lissywitch
    Lissywitchover 3 years ago

    fantastic capture Chris

  • That’s so kind Lissy. Thank you very much. Cheers.

    – Chris Lord

  • Rodney Williams
    Rodney Williamsover 3 years ago

    Very creative Chris. Love the off center crop. Textures are well played. Maybe I need to get Topaz.

  • Once again it payed off to break the rules. It was a big gamble and I didn’t think it would work but this has been a huge success! The Topaz plug ins are well worth the reasonable cost, I recommend them all. Most good plug ins are priced STUPIDLY HIGH! Topaz is great. Thanks so much for your great comment Rodney. Cheers.

    – Chris Lord

  • Pat Moore
    Pat Mooreover 3 years ago

    Chris this is so beautiful!!!!!!!!!!

  • Very kind of you Pat, thanks very much indeed. Cheers.

    – Chris Lord

  • Sheila Laurens
    Sheila Laurensover 3 years ago

    Thank you for submitting your wonderful image to
    All In, Editing


  • Thanks Sheila, and thanks for your hard work running things there!

    – Chris Lord

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