4/21/11 – Featured in the GEMS Group.
4/22/11 – Featured in the THEME THURSDAY – FEATURE FRIDAY Group.
5/16/11 – Featured in the ART AND INK SO FREE Group.
5/17/11 – Featured in THE WORLD AS WE SEE IT Group.
This is still wishful thinking on my part. We have to wait another six weeks before we see any signs of Spring, here in Montana. We are still getting snow.
The original render was made from a standard Julia in UltraFractal 5 and heavily manipulated in IrfanView, using Flaming Pear Flood and the Redfield Lattice Composer filters. I added the reflection to the water in Photoshop CS by copying the lower part of the flowers, pasting and reversing the image. I then distorted it using Edit > Distort > Perspective, and used the built-in Wave filter to give it the rippled look. Finally, I used Gaussian Blue twice and lowered the opacity to around 40 percent.