Azalea Stairs by Lois  Bryan

Featured in Stairs and Staircases October 18, 2010.
Top Ten in the “Built from Rocks – Paths, foot bridge, steps” challenge in the Which Way group May, 2010.
Featured in Rhododendrons May 15, 2010.
Featured in Spring, Glorious Spring May 5, 2010.
Featured in We Sell Art & Collectables May 3, 2010.

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This image was taken at the Brighton Azalea Garden in Montgomery County in May of 2009 with the Nikon D40x with the 18-200mm vr Nikon lens. I’m sad to say I’ve visited the gardens recently and a good part of the lovely azalea shrubs are in dire need of some tender loving care. Let’s hope the economy springs back enough for the caretakers to get back in there and set everything to rights before it’s too late!!

Post work included duplicates of a single jpeg image created in Photoshop CS4 to evals of +/-2, then hdr image produced in Photomatix Pro, considerable cloning of errant twigs and adding in of more blossoms here and there, gradient layers, dodging and burning, and the addition of a filter and textures.

My thanks to Princess of Shadows at Deviant Art for the texture!!

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  • Desirée Glanville
    Desirée Glanvillealmost 5 years ago

    very beautiful!!!!!

  • thank you so much!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Colin  Williams Photography
    Colin William...almost 5 years ago

    This is superb work !! – Colin

  • Thank you, darlin’!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • John Poon
    John Poonalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful Capture!

  • Hi John … thank you!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • geoff curtis
    geoff curtisalmost 5 years ago

    Lovely work Lois.

  • Hey Geoff!!!! Thank you!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • NatureGreeting Cards ©ccwri
    NatureGreeting...almost 5 years ago

    GORGEOUS LIGHT, and capture Lois!!

  • Thanks so much Caroline!!!!! Hugzz!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Paul Thompson Photography
    Paul Thompson ...almost 5 years ago

    Stunning work and processing Lois

  • Thank you, Paul!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • naturelover
    natureloveralmost 5 years ago

    So that’s what it looks like- very beautiful Lois!!

  • Pauline, sweetie!!!!! Thank you!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKalmost 5 years ago

    Fantastic! I’m on my way:-) Great work Lois.

  • Thank you, Don!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Béla Török
    Béla Törökalmost 5 years ago

    Wonderful work, dear Lois!

  • Hi Bela … thank you!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Greta  McLaughlin
    Greta McLaughlinalmost 5 years ago

    Absolutely awesome editing work!!! The lighting you have created is superb!!!!

  • Hi Greta .. thank you!!!! Actually, most of the lighting is natural … I only enhanced it a bit!!!

    – Lois Bryan

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