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A crysanthemum from our garden..the colours this year were so beautiful. I haven't done any manipulating for ages so I hope that you like this. I stopped at this stage as it seemd so organic..like the very centre of the flower. I boosted the yellow tones as it reminded me of a stained glass window with the light pouring through.
The second version is the original flower.
Thank you as always for your kind comments..it is always so good to hear from everybody.

Camera:nikon d 50 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:28-110mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:**Inner Light**
Username:dianah dianah
Uploaded:14 Oct 2009 - 9:20 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Digitally manipulated, Flowers & plants
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Imagephotographics

Lovely colourful abstract - great work

Chris

Douglas_George
14 Oct 2009 - 9:23 AM

Wonderful Di.

Dougie.

franken
franken e2 Member 123126 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2009 - 9:28 AM

Version 1 is fascinating!

Ken

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece17 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2009 - 9:39 AM

It's amazing what you produce, Di, V.1 is full of glorious colour, V.2 is a beautiful flower very well presented. Carol

morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2009 - 9:43 AM

Two superb images, v2 is beautiful great colours and detail. V1 is so well manipulated, quite stunning.

Hugh

raygregson
raygregson e2 Member 6raygregson vcard United Kingdom
14 Oct 2009 - 9:44 AM

superb di,nice to have you back.ray

colmar
colmar  742 forum posts Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2009 - 9:45 AM

Wonderful work beautiful images both thanks for sharing Colin

casson
casson  8 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2009 - 9:52 AM

Both are lovely shots.
john

mudge
mudge  1244 forum posts United Kingdom56 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2009 - 10:07 AM

Fantastic manipulation. May we ask what tools / techniques you use, or is it a secret?

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7434 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1019 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2009 - 10:10 AM

Unmistakably your work, and stunning.
Moira

dianah
dianah  824474 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2009 - 10:36 AM

Thank you so much everybody. The tools I use are not secret at all but I do so many different things and never in the same order, it is difficult to describe. They are mostly on Adobe but I only have the simple version 2. I get the symmetric look by polarising an image and then play around with it with a paint brush and other texture filters until I like what I end up with. Smile

woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2009 - 10:37 AM

Superb manipulation, Di. I have been missing these!
Perhaps not so much a stained-glass window per se, but definitely an ecclesiastical vault reaching up and vanishing into a spire: fascinating shape.
Bill

Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2009 - 10:47 AM

Have missed these creations Di - love the shapes and tones you have created.
Regards Richard.

photophantom
14 Oct 2009 - 10:58 AM

patented yours Princess Di

jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1081 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
14 Oct 2009 - 11:30 AM

Excellent

Peter

Jat_Riski
Jat_Riski e2 Member 665 forum postsJat_Riski vcard United Kingdom
14 Oct 2009 - 11:32 AM

Excellent work.

panda
panda  10 England1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2009 - 11:32 AM

Super abstract, dazzling colours.

Regards Phil

Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2009 - 11:58 AM

Brilliant manipulation and a lovely image.
Rende

imagio
imagio  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2009 - 12:11 PM

Definitely reminds me of a stained glass window Di, wonderful..

Bernie

Thushari
Thushari  5 Sri Lanka1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2009 - 12:18 PM

Great two images with lovely colors. nicely presented.
Thushari

PattiW
PattiW e2 Member 9PattiW vcard United States2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2009 - 12:19 PM

Dinah! What an excellent piece of work. YEs, I also thought it was a glass window! Superb tecnique you have mastered here, Patti

goso
goso e2 Member 8goso vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2009 - 12:31 PM

Both beautiful Di...Bill

susanbarton
14 Oct 2009 - 12:57 PM

Tow beautiful images wonderful manipulation

Susan

Dusan
Dusan  5 Sri Lanka
14 Oct 2009 - 2:34 PM

Hi Dinah
Two totally different images like them both well done
Dusan

Last Modified By Dusan at 14 Oct 2009 - 2:35 PM
Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2009 - 2:44 PM

Superb manipulation Di. I have always admired the effects you produce and this is no exception. Delighted to be 30.
Ron

HobbitDave
14 Oct 2009 - 2:53 PM

Whoa! I was 'wandering through the thumbnails of images' and this one caught me eye. Just love v1. If you ever do a poster or a large print of it count me in for one, stands out a mile as being a real cracker to have on a wall. Have shortlisted it. Great image!
Dave

Last Modified By HobbitDave at 14 Oct 2009 - 2:55 PM
bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91904 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2009 - 3:03 PM

Wonderful Di - how V1 derived from that original image is beyond me.
excellent work.
Brian.

gingerdelight
14 Oct 2009 - 3:04 PM

Superb manipulation Diana! A beautifully abstract image.
(The original is fantastic too!)
Carol

kishanm14
kishanm14  5 India
14 Oct 2009 - 3:38 PM

V1 is colorful abstraction I like it, V2 is a realistic love. very well done Dianah.

astyag
astyag  712 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2009 - 3:58 PM

V2's colours are magnificent! V1 well presented
Astyag

dianah
dianah  824474 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2009 - 4:18 PM

Huge thanks to everyone again..I am so glad that you all like the variation on the original flower. I sometimes feel that I lose the natural beauty but this is one of my favourites. Smile

brianhaslam
14 Oct 2009 - 4:59 PM

I was going to say cathedral stained glass, I will anyway.

Ayelet_A
Ayelet_A  6 Israel3 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2009 - 5:02 PM

Love the colour and the manipulation - LOVELY!
Grin

Ayelet

videotec
videotec  6 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2009 - 5:02 PM

I love V1 Di, great work, but the flower makes it for me, it's really georgeous,
Regards
Pete

somnathchatterjee

beautiful tones and lovely creation. lovely colors in v2 too.

Last Modified By somnathchatterjee at 14 Oct 2009 - 5:04 PM
LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2009 - 5:09 PM

Fascinating - what filters did you use?

CherryMartin
14 Oct 2009 - 5:18 PM

wonderful manipulation

CSuk
CSuk  5 United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2009 - 5:25 PM

Outstanding manip!
Thanks 4 the share Smile Click!

lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2009 - 5:27 PM

A very warming image in V1, on this dull damp evening Di.

John Smile

RuthyJ
RuthyJ  8 England
14 Oct 2009 - 5:49 PM

Stunning!!

MickyMc
MickyMc  6 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2009 - 5:53 PM

Lovely. It is so clever what you achieve.
Mavis

Dave_Holdham
14 Oct 2009 - 6:49 PM

Superb images, v1 for me, great job

lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2009 - 7:20 PM

2 very good shots

cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2009 - 7:50 PM

2 very different takes, both good in their own right.lesley

cantona43
cantona43 e2 Member 9885 forum postscantona43 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2009 - 7:51 PM

your start image Di is outstanding and the treatment is superb, I keep willing your previous upload on to 100
Neil

Traceyflowerpots

I love the patterns and the warmth and richness of the colours.

Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2009 - 8:30 PM

The original is a beauty in it's own right, and you have taken it up an artistic notch with your manipulations. Quite an amazing and complex image.

EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2009 - 8:37 PM

Funnily enough I was thinking "stained glass, prior to reading your write-up. Superb light and colour. Great manipulation. Nice to see the lovely original too.

Ann

derekv
derekv  7 England
14 Oct 2009 - 10:39 PM

Absolutely stunning, Di.
Derek

Jekaro
Jekaro e2 Member 5Jekaro vcard United Kingdom
15 Oct 2009 - 7:01 AM

Stunning work, Di, fabulous colours and an excellent presentation.
Roy

fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2009 - 8:12 AM

Superlative works as ever Di.

Albert

Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2009 - 8:27 AM

Nice bit of PS manipulation - a lovely abstract with lovely colour and light

crookymonsta
crookymonsta e2 Member 6697 forum postscrookymonsta vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2009 - 11:39 AM

The artistry of your manipulations never ceases to amaze me, great work.
Sandra

Mikelane
Mikelane  7 Wales
15 Oct 2009 - 1:31 PM

Stunning dianah ,really is
Mike xx

Brilane
Brilane e2 Member 8Brilane vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2009 - 3:09 PM

Beautiful shot in vers.2, and nicely manipulated in vers.1.
Brian

gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6533 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2009 - 6:04 PM

A very clever piece of work, a lovely final image. - gary

nickyv32
nickyv32 e2 Member 7135 forum postsnickyv32 vcard England
15 Oct 2009 - 7:25 PM

Beautiful Dianah,
Lovely work and such wonderful colours

Nicky

ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2009 - 7:27 PM

What a psychedelic abstract! Nice, Di Smile

A.

Hebe
Hebe  7 United Kingdom
15 Oct 2009 - 9:04 PM

Two very different and absolutely stunning images. Excellent work as always Dianah.

viscostatic
15 Oct 2009 - 10:46 PM

Wow Di the light is just bursting out of this beautiful image.

Phil.

Andree_Borrel
16 Oct 2009 - 10:51 AM

Just fabulous and a unique style

ChristineD
ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
16 Oct 2009 - 7:45 PM

Stunning image, would make a beautiful stained glass window.
Christine

Mynett
Mynett e2 Member 6137 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
16 Oct 2009 - 7:56 PM

so pretty love the manipulation in this one and the v2 is stunning

Linda

LeighRebecca
16 Oct 2009 - 10:04 PM

It really does look like light is shining through it. Very clever work.

FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 625 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
17 Oct 2009 - 3:29 PM

Just wouldn't know where to start with something like this Di, stunning work and again to your 1st class standard,
Geoff.

Mavis
Mavis e2 Member 12143 forum postsMavis vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Oct 2009 - 7:41 PM

So beautiful Diana. It does look like a stained glass window as you say . Glorious colours , I love the original too . I just wouldn't know where to start xxx

bpearson3
bpearson3  5 England1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Oct 2009 - 10:50 PM

Absolutely fabulous image - so artistic.

Bev

JudeC
JudeC  7 England3 Constructive Critique Points
19 Oct 2009 - 7:02 AM

Super work - Jude.

brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Oct 2009 - 8:54 AM

A classical by Diana - the form reminds me of an orchid "mouth" - great manipulation again,
Johanna

Dotrob
Dotrob  8 Wales
20 Oct 2009 - 8:33 PM

Great image, I love this work you do.
Dot

maratsuikka
23 Oct 2009 - 12:53 PM

F
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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
23 Oct 2009 - 10:16 PM

How wonderful to see one of your fantastic manipulations again Di
Beautiful work
Helen

Portknockie
25 Oct 2009 - 4:27 PM

Hi Di ..I just dont know how you do it...The colours are superb....

Don

dianah
dianah  824474 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
25 Oct 2009 - 4:35 PM

Thank you all so much for all your comments..it is half term next week so there will be another one soon ! Smile

pennyspike
pennyspike  112068 forum posts United Kingdom29 Constructive Critique Points
26 Oct 2009 - 9:16 AM

Pleased to make the 100 for this one. Back into your fascinating creative modeSmile
Penny

MandsH
MandsH  7 England
26 Oct 2009 - 11:14 PM

Beautiful colours
Mandy

baclark
baclark  53740 forum posts United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2009 - 8:31 AM

There's just one word for this:
Delicious!!
Barbara

digital_boi
31 Oct 2009 - 10:14 AM

superb you have a wonderfull PF here i must take time to see all soon

Pegon
Pegon  978 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Oct 2009 - 4:24 PM

Two cracking images Di, excellent work in V1 and a superb capture in V2.
Pete.

Val Prowse
Val Prowse e2 Member 11Val Prowse vcard England
5 Nov 2009 - 2:41 PM

This is SO beautiful Di. Such a clever manipulation with gorgeous glowing colours. So glad you are back to your wonderful creations again.

Val

Ridgeway
Ridgeway  7222 forum posts Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2009 - 8:56 PM

Brilliant job,
It has great depth and intriguing patterns,
Beautiful work.No,2 is a stunner,,

Aidan,,

MickS
MickS  9 England14 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2009 - 10:12 AM

Watcha Diana,
clever bit of work.
best
Mick

Paree
Paree  9594 forum posts3 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2010 - 11:02 PM

BRILLIANT WORK
paree

Toonman
Toonman  71420 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Apr 2010 - 7:23 AM

V1 for me. Sensational. Just Brilliant Di.

Adam

photodesigner
27 Jun 2010 - 4:09 AM

Absolutely amazing creation!
Anne

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