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By TanyaH
I've been waiting for this Amaryllis flower head to do something interesting, rather than sit there looking vaguely manky Grin It's now dried out to the point where it's got some gorgeous shapes, though it is quite delicate and fragile.

The one I was going to upload somehow didn't look right on the computer, even though it looked okay on the phone. I think this is one of those subjects that really do need a decent macro lens to get the most out of it, and not plonked against the wall with one hand while trying to hold the phone camera with the other Grin

And that's the reason for the treatment. I think I'd degraded the (dubious!) quality of the original so much, that it just didn't look right. So into Color Efex's multi-lens feature, played around with positions and scale/rotation and then given a bit of oil paint treatment in Photoshop. I did add a texture, which was one I took of an old gravestone ages ago, that had little bits of lichen all over it.

Mind you, I suppose that fits with the 'dead' theme Tongue

Tags: Photoshop Dead Shape Form Texture Dried Digital art Amaryllis Flower head Snapseed Oil paint filter Analogue Efex multi-lens

Voters: PhilT2, Velja, Kurt42 and 33 more


bluesandtwos 10 412 1 England
26 May 2016 10:55AM
Hiya Tanya, I got your PM thanks for good wishes, rushing around trying to get ready but had to come and have a quick look at your latest. Smile

At first I was not that sure of the three image thing, so I looked at it partially cross eyed Blush and it sort of merged them which I liked! But then when I went back to normal (?) and had another look it had got a lot better!!! I love the swirly effect. Not quite so haluci... halitosi..hellicigenteel......s.d it, weird, as some of the others, but still great.


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TanyaH Plus
16 1.3k 398 United Kingdom
26 May 2016 10:58AM
Thanks Dave Smile I think I get what you mean, and appreciate you taking the time out of your schedule to say so!
TanyaH Plus
16 1.3k 398 United Kingdom
26 May 2016 10:58AM
Kurt, thank you Smile
paulknight 9 2 9 New Zealand
26 May 2016 12:10PM
The effect is great. It caught my attention and curiosity. Well done!
TanyaH Plus
16 1.3k 398 United Kingdom
26 May 2016 12:14PM
Thanks Paul Smile
TrevBatWCC Plus
11 13 14 England
26 May 2016 1:19PM
Well, it looks good to me, even if it is a phone pic! Love your playing around, and assembling it as a triptych works very well Smile
Trev Smile
rontear Plus
16 21 8 England
26 May 2016 4:25PM
Simply beautiful, Tanya.
sawsengee Plus
13 6 28 Malaysia
26 May 2016 4:38PM
beautiful triptych in fine monochrome & visual presentation Smile
TanyaH Plus
16 1.3k 398 United Kingdom
26 May 2016 4:54PM
Trev, Ron and Sawsengee - thank you lots Smile
26 May 2016 5:23PM
A triple treat here Tanya, excellent work.

John Smile
TanyaH Plus
16 1.3k 398 United Kingdom
26 May 2016 5:49PM
Cheers John!
27 May 2016 8:39AM
Such creativity ! Original and excellent !

David GrinGrinGrin
TanyaH Plus
16 1.3k 398 United Kingdom
27 May 2016 9:54AM
Aw, thanks David Smile
sherlob Plus
13 3.1k 129 United Kingdom
27 May 2016 5:24PM
Artfully processed and presented Tanya.
pptbudi 4 6 Indonesia
28 May 2016 10:20AM
looks like painting decoration on wall, beautiful works
TanyaH Plus
16 1.3k 398 United Kingdom
29 May 2016 11:45AM
Thanks guys, much appreciated Smile

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