This started out as a sunflower bursting in yellow tones and brown middle.

But i started to play around in efex pro 3 colour and ended up with this.

Used Bleach pypass layer that removed the yellow petals,and muted the center.Then a tonal layer to tweak the seeds then golden reflector layer to add a hint of colour to the seeds.

I loved the finished simplictic and abstract image.

Comments welcome on how to improve this sort of sotware processing welcome.

Nikon D90 18-105 vr Lens

FL 105mm
F/. 5.6
Exps 1/60th – 0.3 step
ISo 1100
WB manual

Hand held, Ap, may of had +4 macro screw on filter

Sunflower image before change


abstract, sunflower, seeds, center, detail, cloae up

A Magpie when it comes to photography I capture anything and everything that captures my eye and lens. A beginner in this field I love how the ordinary becomes less ordinary.
All images copyrighted to me Karen Betts.

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  • Sandra Cockayne
    Sandra Cockayneover 3 years ago

    Love the negative space in this, and the tones are lovely! Nice one Karen, S:)x

  • Thank you ever so much Sandra just playing around while my tea cooked and loved the finished work :)

    – Karen Betts

  • Susana Weber
    Susana Weberover 3 years ago

    Getting creative, Ms K!! Very nice, indeed!

  • Well just trying to unwind a bit sometimes you need to switch off. Good way to learn what things do in software.

    – Karen Betts

  • Dianne English
    Dianne Englishover 3 years ago

    Love that negative space idea Karen…

  • Thank you Di it just went that way :)

    – Karen Betts

  • carol brandt
    carol brandtover 3 years ago

    oh i do like this result karen :)

  • Thank you ever so much Carol :)

    – Karen Betts

  • Sunsetdaze
    Sunsetdazeover 3 years ago

    Great result Karen – has a nice abstract feel to it.

  • Thank you Cynthia for the lovely comment.

    – Karen Betts

  • Susana Weber
    Susana Weberover 3 years ago

  • Thank you :)

    – Karen Betts

  • Kim McClain Gregal
    Kim McClain Gr...over 3 years ago

    Makes a very cool abstract!!!

  • Thank you Kim for your lovely comment.

    – Karen Betts

  • Gary Gurr
    Gary Gurrover 3 years ago

    Wonderful abstract Karen. Best wishes, Gary

  • Thank you GAry for your lovely comment just needed to de stress :)

    – Karen Betts

  • Linda Ridpath
    Linda Ridpathover 3 years ago

    love this karen, so simple and elegant! x

  • Thank you ever so much Linda hope you are well :)

    – Karen Betts

  • LouJay
    LouJayover 3 years ago

    This is fabulous Karen! Creative and striking!

  • Thank you ever so much Lou great way to de sress play with the sliders in a programme.

    – Karen Betts

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