The Emergence of Spring by rocamiadesign

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.


  • Shulie1
    Shulie1about 4 years ago


  • Thank you, Shulie!

    – rocamiadesign

  • Arletta
    Arlettaabout 4 years ago

    This is very pretty. Reminds me of an acrylic painting I did, a few years ago, too. Not saying they are really at all the same, just – lots of flowery bits of various sizes, lots of color, and, happy.

  • Thank you, Arletta! I think that “happy” can be expressed in all mediums.

    – rocamiadesign

  • colleensilkart
    colleensilkartabout 4 years ago

    wow, this is beautiful. spring is springing here even though it’s still cold and gray. the daffodils are in full bloom, the tulips are everywhere in the garden just ready to pop out with their folds of color. the chickens cleaned up enough of the slug and snail eggs that some of my usual fodder to the armies are blooming. when i read what you’ve written about when spring comes to montana, perhaps i’m not so homesick. the baby ducks and chicks are growing as fast as all the spring flowers.

  • LOL! Remember how beautiful our short summer is, though. I’m envious of your garden! Our spring color, right now, consists of dirty snow. It melts away and then we wake up to snow covering the ground again. At least we haven’t been getting a lot of rain.

    Your baby chicks and ducks are so cute! I’ll bet Brody loves them.

    – rocamiadesign

  • Desirée Glanville
    Desirée Glanvilleabout 4 years ago

    so abundant!!!

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeabout 4 years ago

    Definitely springtime work. Gorgeous work my friend.

  • Deborah Lazarus
    Deborah Lazarusabout 4 years ago

  • Deborah Lazarus
    Deborah Lazarusalmost 4 years ago

  • Thank you, Deborah! Have a wonderful Easter!

    – rocamiadesign

  • ellismorleyphto
    ellismorleyphtoalmost 4 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS! This work has been chosen to be featured in Theme Thursday Feature Friday

    Good Friday 22nd April 2011
    Inspired by Spring and Easter.

  • Thank you very much! Have a wonderful Easter!

    – rocamiadesign

  • PhotosByHealy
    PhotosByHealyalmost 4 years ago

    This is just gorgeous!


  • dunawori
    dunaworialmost 4 years ago

    Thank you for submitting this image to
    All In, Editing


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