Sunday, June 9, 2013

She Stands Alone



with her brilliant colors
never questioning herself
she acts with confidence
inspiring others
attracted to her independent nature




19 comments:

  1. HI Jill I love the way you have captured this shot. Did you photoshop it? I was wondering how you go the overall background misty. I know how to get the one flower in focus and colour but not the background misty. I can get it blurred. I would appreciate if it is possible to tell me as I want to learn more. I love experimenting.Margaret

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    1. Hi Margaret ~ I did use Photoshop to edit the image. It is quite a simple recipe. I changed the blend mode of the original image to "Screen" at approx. 40% to lighten it up from the original which was saturated with lots of color (just like the flower in the middle). Then I applied a texture in Screen Mode at approx. 45% and masked out the one flower which lightened up the surrounding composition even more. I, then, duplicated that layer (the one with the texture)and reduced the screen blend mode percentage to about 35% which once again lightened up the surrounding flowers a little more. Viola! Thanks for asking and if you have any further questions, don't hesitate to ask!

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  2. Wonderful. I love it, the photo, the words and the texture.

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  3. Lovely- I love this shot and the texture - beautifully done!

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  4. Jill, I love what you did with this. The color, composition and the flower itself just work perfectly! Beau-TEE-ful!

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  5. gosh that would make an excellent epitaph ;)

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  6. Proving that standing alone can be quite awesome indeed!

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  7. Nice way to highlight one bloom. Well done. :)

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  8. Beautiful poem, beautiful flower!
    Well done!
    www.rsrue.blogspot.com

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  9. Really nice...love the poem as well as the flower, brilliant processing!!

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  10. my goodness! what a gorgeous shot!

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  11. Beautiful editing -- goes SO well with the meaningful words -- you brighten my day when I come to visit..
    Hugs -- Have a Splendid day!!

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