Impressions of Springtime by rocamiadesign

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I went for a walk this last weekend and went wild, taking photos of all the wildflowers that seemed to bloom overnight. I found these sunflowers in the field behind the Veteran’s Home in Columbia Falls, Montana (USA).

Original photo taken in June, 2011 with a Kodak EasyShare Z712 IS camera. Photomanipulation was done in Photoshop CS. I started with the Topaz Clean filter, using the Stylized setting to give the photo an impressionistic look. I followed up using the Redfield Plasteroid filter for texturing and the Redfield Sketchmaster filter, layered over the original to give it more of a painted look. I finished off by selecting the dark yellows and blues in the image, jumping to a new layer and adding some beveled layer effects to give it the look of extra layers of paint.

The original, uncropped and unedited, is below:


  • James Brotherton
    James Brothertonover 3 years ago


  • Thank you, James!

    – rocamiadesign

  • owlspook
    owlspookover 3 years ago

    very lovely Kathleen! I love sunflowers! thanks for sharing! (big smile)

  • Thank you! I love sunflowers too, the wild ones and the domestic. They are so bright and varied in their colors and forms. I wish I had a bigger garden (ours is smaller than our bathroom) so I could fill it with these flowers.

    – rocamiadesign

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 3 years ago

    Nice vivid colors

  • Thank you, Larry!

    – rocamiadesign

  • GiselaSchneider
    GiselaSchneiderover 3 years ago

    wonderful capture Kathleen !

  • Thanks, Gisela!

    – rocamiadesign

  • EdsMum
    EdsMumover 3 years ago

    Congratulations on feature, 8th June, 2011…Shirley

  • Thank you so much, Shirley! I’m honored that you chose this.

    – rocamiadesign

  • JonT
    JonTover 3 years ago


  • Thank you!

    – rocamiadesign

  • Angela Gannicott
    Angela Gannicottover 3 years ago

    This is rather lovely. I like it.

  • Thank you, Angela!

    – rocamiadesign

  • EdsMum
    EdsMumover 3 years ago

    You are very welcome Kathleen, lovely picture, Shirley

  • Rene Hales
    Rene Halesover 3 years ago

    Wonderful work. Thanks so much for describing your post-processing. Very helpful.

  • Thanks, Rene! It helps me to remember what I did too. If I didn’t write it down somewhere I’d never be able to repeat it.

    – rocamiadesign

  • Rene Hales
    Rene Halesover 3 years ago

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