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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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Comments


User_Removed 11 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

Jeff

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25 Jan 2006 4:03AM
fantasic shot, love it!
BarbaraB 11 53 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2006 4:04AM
Beautiful...particularly the large version.
25 Jan 2006 4:04AM
I love the effect, Excellant job!~

Geralyn
SteveAngel 11 43 3 Ireland
25 Jan 2006 4:05AM
As jeff said,it should be an a wall and very large.Well done.
SueTurner 12 81 3 England
25 Jan 2006 4:35AM
Would make a great poster
Sue
25 Jan 2006 4:43AM
wow that is just a wow picture great job
johnjohn01 15 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
12 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 12 509 1 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2006 5:01AM
Stands out from the crowd. Lovely detail and composition. Congrats on the EC.
Cheers, Paul
gemm 12 800 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2006 5:02AM
Fantastic effect! Congrats on the EC!
stockys 12 48 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2006 5:05AM
Stunningly different!

Click Lee
riprap007 12 1.6k 37 England
25 Jan 2006 5:07AM
good with the radiating pattern, great image and well taken
mellyleth 12 212 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2006 5:13AM
Well done John, this is superb. I love your work!
johnjohn01 15 58 England
25 Jan 2006 5:22AM
Thanks Melanie. Mutual admiration then as I feel the same about yours Smile
ericfaragh 13 138 4 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2006 5:22AM
Lovely work, nice effect, well done.
maggiem Plus
12 339 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2006 5:55AM
This is just beautiful!
Maggie
25 Jan 2006 6:08AM
great shot with that detailed center and the petals/rays. Congrats both for the image and the EC
timsmith 11 3 England
25 Jan 2006 6:16AM
Well done on a deserved EC, this is a fantastic shot and works really well
Tim
chase Plus
11 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 !
Janet
MoWiz 11 114 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2006 6:33AM
happy to give yo the RC, well done
MO
HarryStan 12 50 Australia
25 Jan 2006 6:35AM
Cracking shot. Deserved of an RC & EC...

Alan
akh Plus
12 1.2k 5 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2006 6:37AM
Excellent treatment - well deserved EC.
Tony
TeresaH 11 1.1k United Kingdom
25 Jan 2006 6:43AM
A beauty.
Mixpix 13 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.

Mick
debster 12 693 3 England
25 Jan 2006 6:52AM
Congratulations on a very well deserved HC - beautiful effect you have created.

Debbie
icebabe 12 1
25 Jan 2006 7:05AM
Simply stunning.
ColouredImages 12 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!
Mike
stevebutler 12 122 England
25 Jan 2006 8:03AM
Excellent work. Whatever you've done to it works really well. Well done on the EC.

Steve!
ChristineL 12 39 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2006 8:47AM
Brilliant, I love it...congrats on the EC,
Chris
conrad 12 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!

Conrad
norick1 11 31
25 Jan 2006 9:04AM
Brilliant effect.
lizz
tigs 12 145 3 Netherlands
25 Jan 2006 9:21AM
Excellent composition and lighting. Great work! Congrats on the EC!
StevenHanna 14 296 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2006 9:33AM
Brilliant.

Steven
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dbqp 11 1 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2006 10:03AM
as above
beautifull
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25 Jan 2006 10:12AM
excellent effect,congrats on EC
samantha
jellylegs 12 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.

Trevor.
nell 12 22
25 Jan 2006 11:19AM
Excellent! works very well.

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

John
JuliaB 11 110 2 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2006 8:47AM
Fab effect on this, really sexes up flowers. Julia
janehewitt 13 215 1 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2006 8:52AM
Err WOW! Not a very articulate comment I know but .. WOW! Jane
tce5 12 61 United Kingdom
27 Jan 2006 12:29AM
Stunning image John.
Very delicate - I love it.
Tanya
glazzaro 12 70 23 United States
27 Jan 2006 5:42AM
What a beauty and congrats on the award, well deserved! Spot on! Click!!!

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

Barb
CollY 11 14
29 Jan 2006 2:47PM
Simply superb, a fantastic image...how did you do it..that's if you don't mind sharing.
Colleen
johnjohn01 15 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 12 212 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2006 1:05AM
Just popped back John to say congrats on getting POTW!
DouglasLatham 11 454 England
30 Jan 2006 1:06AM
Woo john i'm speachless thats a stunning bit of work .
Congrats on POTW .

Dougie
Nic_WA 12 179 2 Australia
30 Jan 2006 1:09AM
Superb...congrats on your EC and POTW Smile
Nic
johnjohn01 15 58 England
30 Jan 2006 1:10AM
Thanks Melanie, Dougie and Nic. POTW - I'm gobsmacked!
old timer 12 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.
Jim
whipspeed Plus
12 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.

Sarah
30 Jan 2006 3:00AM
Very beautiful! Well done!
Dennie 12 260 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 13 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!

Ade
thorn 12 124 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 13 397 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2006 6:11AM
It looks like it worked well. Well done.
NorthernEdge 11 535 England
30 Jan 2006 7:42AM
great idea well executed. stunning work. well done!!!
glazzaro 12 70 23 United States
30 Jan 2006 7:46AM
Congrats on Photo of the Week, well deserved!

Greg
maures53 11 1 United States
30 Jan 2006 5:59PM
Macro-nificent!
Coleslaw 11 13.4k 28 Wales
30 Jan 2006 10:33PM
congrats.
will give it a try sometime.
CollY 11 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
Colleen
31 Jan 2006 12:52PM
love the effect, great work!
hayleyk 11 56 England
31 Jan 2006 11:40PM
Missed this...fantastic image,well done!
hayley
Mavis Plus
14 143 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 15 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 12 7 Australia
1 Feb 2006 8:32PM
Outstanding - love it! Congratulations on the well-deserved EC & POTW ...

Susie :o)
MarkT 12 119 2 England
3 Feb 2006 10:32AM
Superb image.

Mark.
3 Feb 2006 6:17PM
nice. Smile
6 Feb 2006 5:44PM
This is so beautiful...
vivo 12 24 Australia
13 Feb 2006 2:02AM
Excellent! Keep em' coming!

All the best.
lloydee 12 247
13 Feb 2006 1:00PM
What a stunning effect. One of the most deserving EC's I've seen . Well done

Lloyd
panthrcat 10 23
2 Mar 2006 1:17AM
now this is what I am talking about!! absolutely stunning!!

Sue
johnjohn01 15 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.

John
newty1 10 3 United Kingdom
4 May 2006 1:10PM
love it really has the WOW factor
GregorP 12 4 Slovenia
21 Feb 2007 10:34AM
Awesome !!!
micpowell 7 1
9 Oct 2009 9:50PM
wonderful composition!
lobski 5 2 1 Philippines
4 May 2011 7:04AM
perfect imagination!!!

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