Flypaper Textures

Ode to Spring

Tulips are such elegant flowers and in a way I’d love to be able to grow them en-masse like this, but massed bedding displays don’t really suit my style of gardening as I garden by the “overflowing and abundance” cottage garden method. Thankfully the botanic gardens just down the road has wonderful spring bulb displays so I can get my tulip fix there! I shot this using my trusty 50mm lens at f1.4 for maximum bokeh.
Now the processing….
Brushed rose @ Soft Light 100% I warmed the toning of just this layer to taste using a hue saturation adjustment
Apple Blush @ Soft Light 43% gently removed  from the focus flower using a layer mask
Burnished Clay @ Screen 24% for added softness, once again I removed a little of the texture from the focus flower using a layer mask
Curves adjustment to tweak the contrast a little.

See it on Flickr

Apple Blush is from Tex Box1, Burnished Clay from Tex box 2 and Brushed Rose from the Summer Painterly set.

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6 Responses to “Ode to Spring”

  1. paulgrand says:

    Lovely, I like the soft focus background, it really creates a 3D effect!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Saw something on Tony Sweet's blog about a $115 package which includes the 3 texture packages plus the edges – but I can't find it on your blog. Can you please advise on where to find it?

  3. paulgrand says:

    I think there must be some mistake, as we don't have a $115 deal at the moment!
    Perhaps you should ask him?
    Or write to our email so we can get back to you? 🙂

  4. Anonymous says:

    "Or write to our email so we can get back to you? :-)"

    I'm sure I'm being very dense but I don't see your e-mail anyplace here!?

  5. paulgrand says:

    The 'Contact Us' Button is just below the photography and blog links on the right!
    Glad you found it!

    I saw Tony Sweet's mistake and have left a note in his comments telling him so!:-)

  6. Robin says:

    Lovely site

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