Roadside by Melissa Drummond

Flowers on the side of the road, somewhere between Kalgoorlie and Kambalda, Western Australia.

Spring 2009

Have no idea what these flowers are, and if they’re a weed or not. They looked pretty though.

Best viewed on a laptop with a crappy graphics card……

I got the TtV layer from here

Born in Victoria, now living in the outback of Western Australia, I love nature, music, and photography. I’m passionate about our environment, sustainability, and documenting the impact we’ve had on the planet.

I shoot both digital and film, and have a quirky collection of toy and vintage cameras that are a lot of fun to experiment with.

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  • Anna Shishkovskaya
    Anna Shishkovs...about 5 years ago


  • thank you very much, Anna!

    – Melissa Drummond

  • clancy214
    clancy214about 5 years ago

    gorgeous piece :)

  • thanks Clancy :)

    – Melissa Drummond

  • Marie Wintzer
    Marie Wintzerabout 5 years ago

    Love that!

  • thank you Marie – much appreciated!

    – Melissa Drummond

  • LouJay
    LouJayabout 5 years ago

    Hh heh! Well, I haven’t got a laptop with a crappy graphics card…but I have an outdated eMac with a pretty small screen….and it looks pretty damn good!
    I’m not 100% sure on this plant either – does have that South African weedy bulb look!! Family Iridaceae or Hyacinthaceae for sure…Beyond that is research!
    I love how you have treated this – so how have you achieved the scratched film/slide texture???

  • hehe, I was probably a bit harsh on the laptop – it has pretty good graphics, but colours and detail are a bit more subdued on it. I edited this pic on there and when I saw it on my PC screen I didn’t like it as much! As for the textures, I’ve used Elements, and Filter Forge (photoshop plug-in, also works stand-alone – you can download a free trial. works for mac too!), it also has a free library, and I’ve used Photoscape (free editing software) which has some great scratchy, retro textures. I jump between editing packages a lot, until I’m happy with what I see. For this one I think I started in elements, added a filter forge frame – photoscape for the scratches, texture and curves – back to elements for more framing. There’s probably much better and easier ways to achieve this look, but I hope it was kind of helpful!! Now to do some research – thanks for pointing me in the right direction. Those South African weedy bulb types just love WA, don’t they!

    – Melissa Drummond

  • Daniela Cifarelli
    Daniela Cifarelliabout 5 years ago

    OMG….I’m speechless, Melissa! SUCH A GREAT PIECE here! ABSOLUTELY FAB! Just love the way U treated it! WOW!
    Instant fav, Indeed!
    Much luv, Sweetie!See U soon! DANIELA

  • Awww, Daniela, grazie! I’m glad you like it, and thank you for adding it as a favourite too. I’m very grateful for your kind words. Molto apprezzato :) Melissa x

    – Melissa Drummond

  • Trish Woodford
    Trish Woodfordabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful capture and really fantastic processing Melissa – love it :)

  • thanks heaps, Trish!

    – Melissa Drummond

  • Sharon A. Henson
    Sharon A. Hensonabout 5 years ago

    Well done….beautiful image and treatment.

  • thanks very much Sharon – I appreciate it.

    – Melissa Drummond

  • MelAncholyPhoto
    MelAncholyPhotoabout 5 years ago

  • thank you!

    – Melissa Drummond

  • Andrew Bradsworth
    Andrew Bradsworthabout 5 years ago

    Reeely beautiful!

  • thanks Andrew – much appreciated. And thanks for the fave too!

    – Melissa Drummond

  • stephaniemwood
    stephaniemwoodalmost 5 years ago

    Be Extra-Ordinary with me, won’t you?

  • I would love to!

    – Melissa Drummond

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