This collage is made from one original photo. I added either one or more textures to the picture in Photoshop, made some color adjustments to the textures, and saved each individual result. Then I went into Picasa and, one by one, adjusted the focus, made some pseudo Lomo-ish and some Orton-ish, did some cross-processing, addd some vignettes, then created the collage. After the collage was finished, I put it through the posterize process, adjusted that, then adjusted the color and lighting.

My thanks to Shadowhouse Creations, Textureking, and French Kiss Textures for the use of their products.

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I love nature, science, poetry, prose, art, music – you name it! Now that I’m retired, time is mine to spend as I wish (pretty much), and I wish to take pictures of our natural world.

Bringing the outdoors in for others to see, especially those who may not get the opportunity to wander next to a pond, fish at the beach, or tramp in the woods, is a pleasure. I hope to build a window to the wonders of nature that fill our everyday lives.

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Comments

  • Bette Devine
    Bette Devineover 1 year ago

    Again a collage where every image is lovely in its own right! There’s something about apple blossom……….

  • Our apple tree is almost ready to blossom – it will be so nice! Your visits are such fun; wish I had tea and cookies:>)

    – MotherNature

  • Sharon House
    Sharon Houseover 1 year ago

    A very vibrant and wonderfully compiled collage…
    I often marvel at the beautiful blossom that produces the tasty apple…

  • Many thanks, Sharon:>) Your work is lovely, by the way!

    – MotherNature

  • Femmie
    Femmieover 1 year ago

    Beautiful collage of this gorgeous and delicate apple blossom

  • Oh, my, Femmie! You’ve made my head swell:>) Thanks for the lovely comment.

    – MotherNature

  • vigor
    vigorover 1 year ago

    Well, weren’t you just so creative? I came out very lovely too!!!

  • You made me laugh, Viv. Many thanks for all you do to support my work and make me feel good:>)

    – MotherNature

  • zpawpaw
    zpawpawover 1 year ago

    Beautiful collage MotherNature! Very nice images!:)

  • Hi, zpawpaw:>) You’re such a gentleman! Many thanks for this lovely comment and have:>)

    – MotherNature

  • vigor
    vigorover 1 year ago

    LOL, then I did my job for the day!!! :D

  • Yup, you did:>)

    – MotherNature

  • missmoneypenny
    missmoneypennyover 1 year ago

    Beautifully processed and collated

  • Here I wanted an image reminiscent of a vintage tray with tole painting:>) Thank you, MMP:>)

    – MotherNature

  • kkphoto1
    kkphoto1over 1 year ago

    Just beautiful….favorite.

  • Many thanks!

    – MotherNature

  • DesignsbyApril
    DesignsbyAprilover 1 year ago


    Congratulations!

    You can find all the features also on our Feature Page and in our Permanent Features Gallery.

    Great work!

    CHALLENGES NEEDING ENTRIES OR VOTES – Click HERE.

    your host,
    April

  • I am humbled to be in such wonderful company, April – many thanks!!!

    – MotherNature

  • vigor
    vigorover 1 year ago

    4-29-13

  • WOW – I am floored with such support and the feature is VERY appreciated! Thanks, Viv:>)

    – MotherNature

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