I love spring! As well as being beautiful, trees covered with blossom are wonderful to photograph and texture. This is the flowering cherry at our country hut, it was just coming into flower when I took this -unfortunately I’ve missed seeing it in full bloom this year.
I decided to go for the painterly effect in my processing of this.

I started off by increasing the saturation slightly using a hue saturation adjustment layer.
Aquarius  @ Soft light 100%
Brushed Rose @ Overlay 100%
Then the tone and contrast were tweaked using curves and levels adjustments.

See it a little bigger on Flickr

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