The largest of these flowers is less than one inch wide. The image was photographed in Full Colour using a Canon 450D and then a sepia effect was applied using Photoshop Elements 7. Finally I selected around one of these flowers and deleted that part of the sepia Layer to expose the coloured section.

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art by reflector, bloom, flora, flower, macro, nature, pink, plant, selective colouring, sepia

I enjoy the whole creative process from beginning to end and seek to discover and portray the world in all of it’s rich, intense colours and interesting forms, textures and subjects. I draw inspiration from the harmonious colour schemes often present in the natural environment when creating my Graphic Designs, or composing a Photograph or other work.

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Comments

  • Tara  Turner
    Tara Turnerover 4 years ago

    love the colours and tones….beautiful!

  • Thanks Tara ! I had textures on it, but deleted them and went in this direction.

    – reflector

  • tori yule
    tori yuleover 4 years ago

    gorgeous image! well done!

  • Thanks for your great feedback and the favourite !

    – reflector

  • Antanas
    Antanasover 4 years ago

    great work, lovely shot…

  • Thanks a lot ! I’m glad you like it.

    – reflector

  • Larry Butterworth
    Larry Butterworthover 4 years ago

    stunning capture James

  • Thanks very much, there are a lot of scenes and angles in that little patch of flowers !

    – reflector

  • Lori Peters
    Lori Petersover 4 years ago

    Ok. I may learn that stuff in the next 10 years. I can’t believe these flowers are only one inch wide. You really got great details, not to mention the effects. Great job, James. xoxo

  • You could learn it completely in just a few attempts, refining your methods as you practice. I’ll write you a Tutorial and send it to you in the next few days. :)xx Thanks for your comment and fave Lori. I still lost some clarity and detail because even when it seems dead calm, the wind is still blowing softly.

    – reflector

  • Rhonda Strickland
    Rhonda Stricklandover 4 years ago

    Cool selective coloring. . . well done.

  • Thanks a lot ! I know how to do the B&W method but this has colour and I’m not much into B&W [ though it can be very effective ].

    – reflector

  • Rainy
    Rainyover 4 years ago

    Lovely work James!!

  • Thanks for your comment !

    – reflector

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsover 4 years ago

    This is just beautiful love what you have created here. Thank you also for the details how you did it as means I can have a go sometime as my processing skills develope.

  • Thank you Karen ! :) You need at least 3 Layers to have more control over the overall colours and strength of the Sepia effect. Duplicate the original Photo Layer twice and apply the Sepia Filter Effect to the middle Layer in the stack of Layers. Then change the Layer mode to Overlay, Soft Light, Hard Light or your preference for each of those two Layers so that they become somewhat transparent, still revealing the details of the Background Layer [ original photo ]. Then use a selection tool as mentioned above and press Delete. If you want to create an S/C effect with a B&W background choose Convert to B&W [ that menu item may have a different name in your software ] instead of applying a Sepia Filter to one of your Layers.

    – reflector

  • JacquiK
    JacquiKover 4 years ago

    This is gorgeous Reflector

  • Thanks for your great feedback !

    – reflector

  • SelinaEM
    SelinaEMover 4 years ago

    Beautiful

  • Thanks Angel ! I shot it from quite a few angles and the bokeh changed radically on each one.

    – reflector

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