Brave New Organic World !

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What could be more quintessentially french-summer than a field of sunflowers? Though I have to discover a new field every year and
because they are rotation crops they tend to crop up in some very odd places, and so they have to be tracked down.
This field was found on the edge of the city, by the new high tech prison so I was lucky, other years I’ve had to drive for almost an hour to find one.
If only the Satellite navigator or even an Iphone app could be programmed for this!
Captured in early morning sunlight looking upwards with a polarized lens filter.

Purple Haze – Soft light @ 11%
(softly brushed from most of flower head)
Purple Haze – Base images Overlay @ 69%
(softly brushed from most of flower head)
Balthamos Blue – Colour Burn @ 23%
(middle softly brushed away leaving soft edge vignette)
Merge all together.
Duplicate this new base image, change the top image to a lush green tint in saturation.
Duplicated 2nd base – Hard Light @ 100%
Gently brush away the highlights of the sunflower and snail etc to reveal the original base colours
Duplicate this layer and :
Duplicated 3rd base – Hard Light @ 24%

See the finished image large on my redbubble or on Flickr

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