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.