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A manipulation of a 'Clematis Nelly Moser'.
I got bored with taking stock photographs so I decided to try some manipulations again.
Sometimes you see a shot thatyou think would look good on the wall - this is one of those shots! Lovely work
fantasic shot, love it!
Beautiful...particularly the large version.
I love the effect, Excellant job!~
As jeff said,it should be an a wall and very large.Well done.
Would make a great poster
wow that is just a wow picture great job
Wow! Thanks Pete. I nearly fell of my chair when I saw the award.
Thanks for the comments everyone.
congratulations on a well deserved EC - i really like the composition and lighting and the detail in the image - looks good how the lines come out from the centre
keep up the great work
peter "morpyre" turner
Stands out from the crowd. Lovely detail and composition. Congrats on the EC.
Fantastic effect! Congrats on the EC!
good with the radiating pattern, great image and well taken
Well done John, this is superb. I love your work!
Thanks Melanie. Mutual admiration then as I feel the same about yours
Lovely work, nice effect, well done.
This is just beautiful!
great shot with that detailed center and the petals/rays. Congrats both for the image and the EC
Well done on a deserved EC, this is a fantastic shot and works really well
Very pretty,well manipulated.A good composition,I like the way you have kept the centre detail.Well done on the EC !
happy to give yo the RC, well done
Cracking shot. Deserved of an RC & EC...
Excellent treatment - well deserved EC.
I'm not a lover of flower shots but the zoom effect you have on this really sets it apart. Excellent.
Congratulations on a very well deserved HC - beautiful effect you have created.
Stunning work John, very effective. How did you do it? Congrats on the RC & EC. It put's my effort in it's place!
Excellent work. Whatever you've done to it works really well. Well done on the EC.
Brilliant, I love it...congrats on the EC,
You really should get bored more often. Excellent result - we could do with more of this kind of thing!
Excellent composition and lighting. Great work! Congrats on the EC!
excellent effect,congrats on EC
What a stunning effect!!! One of the most deserving EC's I've seen in a while. Well done.
Excellent! works very well.
Extraordinary, and worthy indeed of its EC. Many congratulations.
Excelent work and congrats on the EC.
This is stunning
Fab effect on this, really sexes up flowers. Julia
Err WOW! Not a very articulate comment I know but .. WOW! Jane
Stunning image John.
Very delicate - I love it.
What a beauty and congrats on the award, well deserved! Spot on! Click!!!
Superb image - love the colour/detail and composition
Simply superb, a fantastic image...how did you do it..that's if you don't mind sharing.
Thanks everyone. For those interested these are the steps I went though to create this using a 6Mp image:
1) Duplicate background layer. Select Filter/Blur/Radial Blur. Set the amount to 100, the Blur Method to Zoom, Quality to Draft and centre the effect on approximate centre of the flower. Click OK
2) If the centre of the effect is where you want it then Click Edit/Undo and do step one again but this time set the quality to Best. Otherwise undo and do step one again but change centre of effect to where you want it.
Note: Running the filter at Best quality will take some time to process on a large file.
3) Run zoom blur again with Best quality setting.
4) Drag an elliptical selection around the centre of the flower and feather by 150px
5) Delete selection
6) Create new adjustment layer for Hue/Saturation above duplicated background layer and group with that layer. Adjust Hue/Saturation using colourise to get the colour you want.
7) Create new adjustment layer for Hue/Saturation above background layer and group with that layer. Decrease Saturation until colour is just showing.
8) Finally save image, resize and apply sharpening to background layer only then save for web.
Just popped back John to say congrats on getting POTW!
Woo john i'm speachless thats a stunning bit of work .
Congrats on POTW .
Superb...congrats on your EC and POTW
Thanks Melanie, Dougie and Nic. POTW - I'm gobsmacked!
Congrats on the awards, John! Once again, this was posted when I was in the middle of a computer failure period This is a stunningly beautiful shot, perfectly composed and with beautiful colour and pattern.
Congrats on the EC & POTW, this will look stunning on a canvas.
Thanks for the how to description.
Very beautiful! Well done!
Outstanding Image not surprised its got
P.O.T.W RC & EC . Well Deserved. Denise x
Congrats on POTW, I had a feeling this might make it as it really is quite a stunner!
Spectacular macro shot,detail,colour/tone and presentation.Congratulations on picture of the week.Take care.Ann
It looks like it worked well. Well done.
great idea well executed. stunning work. well done!!!
Congrats on Photo of the Week, well deserved!
will give it a try sometime.
Thank you for that John, I greatly appreciate your time in responding. I think I get it all, I will have to have a play.
love the effect, great work!
Missed this...fantastic image,well done!
I see you fiddle at times too John !! I'm still laughing at your comment . Surprised I haven't commented on this one . It is beautiful and well worth the EC xx
Thanks for the comments everyone.
January was a good month for me. Got my first image published in a magazine (first time I've tried) and also got another contract with a picture library. Canon asked for details of the shot and have used it and a short write up on their imagine site. Then another EC and my second POTW and finally my car sailed through it's first MOT. I hope February is as good.
Outstanding - love it! Congratulations on the well-deserved EC & POTW ...
This is so beautiful...
Excellent! Keep em' coming!
All the best.
What a stunning effect. One of the most deserving EC's I've seen . Well done
now this is what I am talking about!! absolutely stunning!!
Thanks again for all the comments everyone. The image printed on canvas by PhotoArtistry (prize for POTW) has arrived and the quality of printing and finish is very impressive.
I have also been approached by a greetings card company interested in this shot and have allowed them to use it on a commission per card sold basis.
love it really has the WOW factor
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