Tag Archives: Flowers and Botanicals

Denouement(2)

Denouement(2)

Still life macro of dried rose shot with Lumix LX7 in natural light, fitted with +10 and +1 macro filters. Post processed with Nik Complete Collection.

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Denouement(1)

Denouement (1)

Still life of my faded Valentine’s Day flowers. When I looked at them through the lens, I saw more beauty and drama in the dying roses than in the fresh ones.

Shot with my Lumix LX-7, fitted with a pair of 10X + 1X macro filters. 5 shot focus stack, post processed in Photoshop CC with the Nik Collection.

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Birthday Rose

One of the roses from a lovely flower arrangement I received for my birthday.

Shot with Nikon D5100 with a Nikkor 50mm prime lens. Postprocessed using Nik Color EFX Pro and Viveza and a texture from French Kiss.

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Seed Pod

The other day while walking I came across this thing that looked like a big nut laying on the ground. I took it home and after a few days, the hard shell fell off and there was this beautiful seed pod! I could not believe how perfectly the pods were layered and arranged inside the shell. Another example of nature’s elegant geometry!

Shot with Nikon D5100 and Nikkor 50mm f1.8 lens and post processed with Nik Color EFX Pro and Viveza.

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Hibiscus

Hibiscus Macro.

Shot with iPhone 4s. Processed with Nik Silver EFX Pro and Viveza and French Kiss Textures.

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Vintage Sunflowers

Visited the Charleston Farmer’s Market in Marion Square on my last trip and came across a large flower booth. I was so happy to discover a big barrel full of sunflowers hiding on the side of the booth!

Shot with Nikon D5100 with Nikkor 35-120mm lens. Post-processed with Nik Silver EFX Pro, Viveza 2 and Bonnie Ziemann Textures.

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Vintage Hydrangeas

I love hydrangeas! Almost as much as I love fresh irises.

Shot with Lumix LX-5. Post Processed with Topaz Adjust, Nil Color EFX Pro and Leslie Nicole’s French Kiss Textures.

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Rose and Hydrangea

Detail of a rose and hydrangea wedding centerpiece I shot with my iPhone at the Grand Opening of Celebrations Catering at the Boynton Beach Woman’s Club.

Shot with iPhone 4s, processed with Nik plugins and French Kiss Textures by Leslie Nicole

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Textured Orchid

Photo of a white orchid taken at the Delray Beach Fresh Market.

Shot with a Lumix LX-5 and post processed with Nik Color EFX Pro and Viveza, Topaz Detail and French Kiss Textures.

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Vintage Irises

Photo of one of my favorite flowers, irises. Shot with Lumix LX-5. Processed with  Nik Color EFX Pro and Viveza, Topaz Denoise and Detail and Leslie Nicole’s French Kiss Textures. I used one of Leslie’s new grunge frames to create the look of a vintage postcard, one of her script brushes and three of her textures blended and masked.

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A Romantic Bouquet – creating a vintage look

I recently received this photo of a bouquet I had sent. It was made up of two of my favorite flowers, irises and lavender roses and I could not resist giving it a vintage treatment. I painted it with several layered textures using blending modes and layer masks and…voila’!

I am really enjoying exploring a softer, more romantic, vintage look for my photos, a radical departure from my customary style of highly stylized, highly saturated images. Could see a whole new series of images done in this style coming down the pipe real soon. Feeling a creative shift…maybe I’m in love?

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Two Irises

Two Irises

Created with permission of the original photographer using textures and customs brushes.

 

FIRST IMAGE: Original Image

SECOND IMAGE: My rendering

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Still Life – Tea Stained Rose

A change of style for me…I call this Still Life – Tea Stained Rose. Done with new Nik Software Bundle and Topaz Bundle along with textures, overlays, layer masks, clipping masks and other cool techniques I just learned for Photoshop. Thanks to Leslie Nicole for all of her tutorials and great encouragement!

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