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Blue Satin

By johnjohn01  
A manipulation of a 'Clematis Nelly Moser'.

I got bored with taking stock photographs so I decided to try some manipulations again.

Tags: Manipulation Macro Blue Flower Clematis Grey Close up Closeup Flora Digitally manipulated Satin Nelly moser

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User_Removed 13 32 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2006 4:01AM
Sometimes you see a shot thatyou think would look good on the wall - this is one of those shots! Lovely work


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25 Jan 2006 4:03AM
fantasic shot, love it!
BarbaraB 12 53 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2006 4:04AM
Beautiful...particularly the large version.
25 Jan 2006 4:04AM
I love the effect, Excellant job!~

SteveAngel 12 43 3 Ireland
25 Jan 2006 4:05AM
As jeff said,it should be an a wall and very large.Well done.
SueTurner 13 81 3 England
25 Jan 2006 4:35AM
Would make a great poster
25 Jan 2006 4:43AM
wow that is just a wow picture great job
johnjohn01 16 58 England
25 Jan 2006 4:46AM
Wow! Thanks Pete. I nearly fell of my chair when I saw the award.

Thanks for the comments everyone.
Morpyre Plus
13 1.6k 8 Wales
25 Jan 2006 4:47AM
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
paulstefan 13 509 1 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2006 5:01AM
Stands out from the crowd. Lovely detail and composition. Congrats on the EC.
Cheers, Paul
gemm 13 800 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2006 5:02AM
Fantastic effect! Congrats on the EC!
stockys 13 48 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2006 5:05AM
Stunningly different!

Click Lee
riprap007 13 1.6k 37 England
25 Jan 2006 5:07AM
good with the radiating pattern, great image and well taken
mellyleth 14 212 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2006 5:13AM
Well done John, this is superb. I love your work!
johnjohn01 16 58 England
25 Jan 2006 5:22AM
Thanks Melanie. Mutual admiration then as I feel the same about yours Smile
ericfaragh Plus
14 149 4 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2006 5:22AM
Lovely work, nice effect, well done.
maggiem Plus
13 339 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2006 5:55AM
This is just beautiful!
25 Jan 2006 6:08AM
great shot with that detailed center and the petals/rays. Congrats both for the image and the EC
timsmith 13 3 England
25 Jan 2006 6:16AM
Well done on a deserved EC, this is a fantastic shot and works really well
chase 12 1.1k 246 England
25 Jan 2006 6:25AM
Very pretty,well manipulated.A good composition,I like the way you have kept the centre detail.Well done on the EC !
MoWiz 12 114 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2006 6:33AM
happy to give yo the RC, well done
HarryStan 13 50 Australia
25 Jan 2006 6:35AM
Cracking shot. Deserved of an RC & EC...

akh Plus
14 1.2k 5 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2006 6:37AM
Excellent treatment - well deserved EC.
TeresaH 13 1.1k United Kingdom
25 Jan 2006 6:43AM
A beauty.
Mixpix 14 1.1k England
25 Jan 2006 6:43AM
I'm not a lover of flower shots but the zoom effect you have on this really sets it apart. Excellent.

debster 14 693 3 England
25 Jan 2006 6:52AM
Congratulations on a very well deserved HC - beautiful effect you have created.

icebabe 13 1
25 Jan 2006 7:05AM
Simply stunning.
ColouredImages 13 47 35 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2006 7:42AM
Stunning work John, very effective. How did you do it? Congrats on the RC & EC. It put's my effort in it's place!
stevebutler 13 122 England
25 Jan 2006 8:03AM
Excellent work. Whatever you've done to it works really well. Well done on the EC.

ChristineL 13 39 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2006 8:47AM
Brilliant, I love it...congrats on the EC,
conrad 13 10.9k 116
25 Jan 2006 8:53AM
You really should get bored more often. Excellent result - we could do with more of this kind of thing!

norick1 12 31
25 Jan 2006 9:04AM
Brilliant effect.
tigs 13 145 3 Netherlands
25 Jan 2006 9:21AM
Excellent composition and lighting. Great work! Congrats on the EC!
StevenHanna 15 296 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2006 9:33AM

dbqp 12 1 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2006 10:03AM
as above
25 Jan 2006 10:12AM
excellent effect,congrats on EC
jellylegs 13 59 Ireland
25 Jan 2006 10:22AM
What a stunning effect!!! One of the most deserving EC's I've seen in a while. Well done.

nell 13 22
25 Jan 2006 11:19AM
Excellent! works very well.

IanFlindt 13 740 21 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2006 12:01PM
Extraordinary, and worthy indeed of its EC. Many congratulations.
Keelo 14 18 Australia
25 Jan 2006 4:21PM
Excelent work and congrats on the EC.
John_Duckett 13 386 2 Norfolk Island
26 Jan 2006 4:01AM
This is stunning

JuliaB 13 110 2 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2006 8:47AM
Fab effect on this, really sexes up flowers. Julia
janehewitt 14 215 1 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2006 8:52AM
Err WOW! Not a very articulate comment I know but .. WOW! Jane
tce5 13 61 United Kingdom
27 Jan 2006 12:29AM
Stunning image John.
Very delicate - I love it.
glazzaro 13 70 23 United States
27 Jan 2006 5:42AM
What a beauty and congrats on the award, well deserved! Spot on! Click!!!

liparig 13 233 United States
27 Jan 2006 8:38AM
excellent shot
ChazB 12 64 3 United Kingdom
27 Jan 2006 11:31AM
Fantastic image!
turtle1 14 41 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2006 8:57AM
Superb image - love the colour/detail and composition

CollY 12 14
29 Jan 2006 2:47PM
Simply superb, a fantastic did you do it..that's if you don't mind sharing.
johnjohn01 16 58 England
29 Jan 2006 11:18PM
Thanks everyone. For those interested these are the steps I went though to create this using a 6Mp image:

Processing details:

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.
mellyleth 14 212 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2006 1:05AM
Just popped back John to say congrats on getting POTW!
DouglasLatham 12 454 England
30 Jan 2006 1:06AM
Woo john i'm speachless thats a stunning bit of work .
Congrats on POTW .

Nic_WA 13 179 2 Australia
30 Jan 2006 1:09AM
Superb...congrats on your EC and POTW Smile
johnjohn01 16 58 England
30 Jan 2006 1:10AM
Thanks Melanie, Dougie and Nic. POTW - I'm gobsmacked!
old timer 14 55 1 Scotland
30 Jan 2006 1:12AM
Congrats on the awards, John! Once again, this was posted when I was in the middle of a computer failure period Smile This is a stunningly beautiful shot, perfectly composed and with beautiful colour and pattern.
whipspeed 13 4.2k 22 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2006 2:53AM
Congrats on the EC & POTW, this will look stunning on a canvas.

Thanks for the how to description.

30 Jan 2006 3:00AM
Very beautiful! Well done!
Dennie 13 260 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2006 3:18AM
Outstanding Image not surprised its got
P.O.T.W RC & EC . Well Deserved. Denise x
Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
30 Jan 2006 5:00AM
Congrats on POTW, I had a feeling this might make it as it really is quite a stunner!

thorn 13 124 2 Scotland
30 Jan 2006 5:27AM
Spectacular macro shot,detail,colour/tone and presentation.Congratulations on picture of the week.Take care.AnnSmile
pjc 14 397 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2006 6:11AM
It looks like it worked well. Well done.
NorthernEdge 13 535 England
30 Jan 2006 7:42AM
great idea well executed. stunning work. well done!!!
glazzaro 13 70 23 United States
30 Jan 2006 7:46AM
Congrats on Photo of the Week, well deserved!

maures53 12 1 United States
30 Jan 2006 5:59PM
Coleslaw 12 13.4k 28 Wales
30 Jan 2006 10:33PM
will give it a try sometime.
CollY 12 14
31 Jan 2006 5:08AM
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.
Best Wishes
31 Jan 2006 12:52PM
love the effect, great work!
hayleyk 13 56 England
31 Jan 2006 11:40PM
Missed this...fantastic image,well done!
Mavis Plus
16 143 2 England
1 Feb 2006 12:50AM
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
johnjohn01 16 58 England
1 Feb 2006 1:14AM
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.
rosie42 13 7 Australia
1 Feb 2006 8:32PM
Outstanding - love it! Congratulations on the well-deserved EC & POTW ...

Susie :o)
MarkT 13 119 2 England
3 Feb 2006 10:32AM
Superb image.

3 Feb 2006 6:17PM
nice. Smile
6 Feb 2006 5:44PM
This is so beautiful...
vivo 14 24 Australia
13 Feb 2006 2:02AM
Excellent! Keep em' coming!

All the best.
lloydee 13 247
13 Feb 2006 1:00PM
What a stunning effect. One of the most deserving EC's I've seen . Well done

panthrcat 12 23
2 Mar 2006 1:17AM
now this is what I am talking about!! absolutely stunning!!

johnjohn01 16 58 England
8 Mar 2006 2:11AM
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.

newty1 12 3 United Kingdom
4 May 2006 1:10PM
love it really has the WOW factor
GregorP 13 4 Slovenia
21 Feb 2007 10:34AM
Awesome !!!
micpowell 8 1
9 Oct 2009 9:50PM
wonderful composition!
lobski 7 2 1 Philippines
4 May 2011 7:04AM
perfect imagination!!!

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