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Posts Tagged ‘flower’

Aquilegia

mouse-over for before view. Once again apologies for the lack of recipe blog posts recently, we’ve been very busy with pack launches and suchlike, hopefully we’ll be posting more here soon, I know Paul has some lovely ones to share with you but in the meantime, another flower! These aquilegia also have the very apt […]


Softness

mouse-over for before view. Sorry it’s been such a long time since our last post! We’ve both been busy with more important things like holidays:-) I have spent a lovely 10 days on the tiny Pacific Island of Niue, it’s such a relaxing and laid back kind of place and I’d love to return some […]


Hydrangea Blue

mouse-over for before view. Not another hydrangea I hear you saying 🙂 I’m of the opinion that you can never have too many! They’re such photogenic flowers especially my favourite blue variety. This was textured with a mix of old and new Flypapers, one texture came from our ever popular Summer painterly pack and one […]


Blue

mouse-over for before view. You’ll be pleased to know that the Hydrangea that I planted last season has remained blue! So I’m happy! I’m now hoping the bush will grow a bit bigger now and have a mass of flowers to brighten a fairly bland corner of my garden. While we’re on the hydrangea subject, […]


Spring flower

  I hope you’re all enjoying the new Pastel Painterly Textures as much as we are? I’m finding its textures particularly easy to use and not just for my usual flowers and still-lifes either, the pastels are working well on landscapes and beaches too! Today’s photo is the first recipe using the new set, I […]


Vintage Hydrangea

  I am enjoying the versatility of our new Flypaper metallics, I love the light metallic sheen that some of them give to photos depending on the blending mode and opacity of the texture layer, this adds a whole new dimension. In this shot of a single hydrangea floret on an old mirror, I combined […]


White rose

  Winter is starting to show itself here in southern New Zealand so to get my flower fix I had a trawl of my archives and found this rose which cried out for the additon of some texture. It’s a lovely easy recipe today utilising just two textures. Aqua Vita @ hard light 91% masked […]


Dark Rose

  A recipe for this one was requested by our friend Ann over on flickr and we were happy to oblige. As you can see the image started out as a scan once again, you can also see how dusty my scanner is at the moment…it all adds to the texture! I started by running […]


Tintype Hydrangea

  I hope you’re all enjoying playing with the wonderful new Tintype Edges as much as we are. They’re going to be very versatile especially if you want an authentic vintage look. Paul and I have been experimenting with scanning things on our flatbed scanners and then texturing, scanning gives a very narrow depth of […]


Hydrangea Blues

Paul always manages to write such interesting posts when he blogs, but with my flowers I struggle to think of anything to write, I’m just getting over a nasty bout of the flu at the moment which probably won’t help my blog writing. I especially like blue hydrangeas and have been trying without luck to […]


Wilted

A few days ago I took delivery of a Lensbaby composer lens, it’s something I have had my eyes on for ages but spurred on by Paul’s photos taken using his, I decided to take the plunge. I’ve loved it so far and it’s hardly been off the camera though I’m still coming to grips […]


Cone Flower

These cone flowers or echinacea are such beautiful photographic subjects with their bold spiky centres and pretty colours. This is a white form that grows at  my local Botanic Garden. I do have a plant of my own which I notice is just coming into flower for the first time, it’s been slightly overshadowed by […]


Ethereal

Weeds often make the best photos! These are the small flowers from a weedy shamrock leaved oxalis that pops up in my garden every year. I have a garden full of pretty flowers at the moment and then choose a weed to photograph. Anyway as requested here’s the texture recipe. I started by brightening and […]


Iris

Last week, armed with a piece of black card, I took the dog a walk to our local Park of the poets to photograph iceland poppies, thankfully as the wind was low I managed several acceptable shots. See it on Flickr . Later, at the duck pond I took a few experimental shots, I couldn’t […]


Fresh

Another day, another daisy:-)  These little flowers grow like weeds here, in cracks in the path for example. I forgive them their weedy tendencies and especially love the way that each plant has flowers of several different colours. This was processed quickly and easily with two textures from Pack 2 Peach Blush @ Overlay 100% […]


Hope

This is the tiny flower of Herb Robert or Geranium robertianum, it grows like a weed in my garden but thankfully it doesn’t have much in the way of roots so is easy to pull out. When crushed it has a very pungent smell; the books say like foxes but never having smelled or seen […]


Sorbet

A flower again, this is an astrantia bloom that I picked on one of my walks and brought home to photograph indoors, it being too windy here at the moment for macros outside. The pink you see in the background is the roses in the blue and white jug from one of my previous photos. […]


Flypaper Iris

Sometimes when you’re texturing it’s a toss up between the subtle approach or a heavy treatment. With this iris I spent what seemed like hours trying to get the balance right, it looked nice subtle but in my eyes anyway, looks better with the texture more pronounced. I processed it using a mix of Textures, […]


Nostalgia

Cecille Brunner is such a pretty little rose, I have the bush variety and it’s lovely at this time of the year. My mother used to have the climbing version in her old garden, it was a huge bush which scrambled up an old plum tree and was smothered in blossom and seemed to grow […]


Faded Memories

These half dead flowers are the remainder from an earlier photo session but they caught my eye when I was trying out my new 50mm lens. Focusing at f1.4 is very hit and miss I can see even with auto focus 🙂Processed with Flypaper Textures Tarte Tatin @ Soft light 36%and Pompeii Stucco @ screen […]


Daisies

Flowers are my easy option when it comes to photos, they stay still -well the ones inside do anyway, don’t talk back and go well with textures and today I felt like an easy photo to process after several aborted attempts with other photos.I started off adding one texture to this and ended up using […]


Mistaken Identity

If you’re thinking this is a tulip then think again -yes Paul, I’m thinking of you here 🙂It is in fact the unopened flower of the clematis that’s brightening a corner of my garden at the moment. Processed simply using Pompeii Stucco Soft Light 72%A colour fill layer #02303f @Exclusion 100%Shagreen bone @Overlay 14%


Clematis

I put my wonderful but neglected macro lens on this morning and went for a quick expedition round my garden. This Clematis montana is in full bloom, and the flowers were sparkling with droplets after overnight rain. I processed this one by duplicating the background layer and then blurring it using the lens blur filter, […]


Rosa Antiquus (with recipe)

I rediscovered this one when I was hunting for something to process earlier, my archives are full of things I’ve forgotten about -mainly because I have such a hard time finding anything!Anyway…after much playing with different texture combinations and then tying to get the tone “just right” this is what I came up with.Necropolis -Overlay […]