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By cattyal  
It's been a few days since I uploaded anything and in fact I've not had the opportunity to take any new photographs nor, for that matter, 'play' with any of my existing shots.

Here's one I did a couple of weeks ago on an idle evening - tweaked, fiddled and faffed and this is the result.

Hopefully it won't be too long before I'm taking photos again - I'm busy clearing out and converting the main bedroom into a little studio Smile

Tags: Daisy Flower Osteospermum Flowers and plants Digitally manipulated

Voters: Cowbags, pacman, StephenBrighton and 50 more

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pacman 14 29 Ireland
29 Sep 2007 8:24PM
very nice image

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janty66 10 3 England
29 Sep 2007 8:27PM
great faffing and fiddling work, beautiful image...
PLCimagery 11 77 1 England
29 Sep 2007 8:29PM
A beautiful result
timsmith 12 3 England
29 Sep 2007 8:34PM
Wow looks great, love the effect
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
29 Sep 2007 8:57PM
Lovely delicate high key shot. Well capture.
Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
29 Sep 2007 9:16PM
Beautifully handled. I like the comp and high key treatment.
cattyal Plus
12 8.4k 6 England
29 Sep 2007 9:20PM
Hello - thank you everyone!

I think this was a mix of adjusting the white balance a bit, sharpening the centre, softening the edges and finally a dash of the Xero Porcelain plugin. It's one I forget I have and works very nicely on some subjects.
Cole 14 53 16 England
29 Sep 2007 9:43PM
nice shot - the subtle hint of colour works really well
emmaS 11 41 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2007 10:13PM
The faffing and fiddling was worth it - a stunning shot!
dianah 11 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2007 10:21PM
I love the subtle tints and thank you for the explanations..this is a superb piece of artistry.
Rodmac 11 17 Scotland
29 Sep 2007 10:21PM
Very effective - nice one

29 Sep 2007 11:34PM
Amazing image, beautiful tones and colours

proz 13 205 United States
30 Sep 2007 3:00AM
sensual beauty in a floral image. Divine
billma 14 119 United States
30 Sep 2007 5:45AM
Classy image. Real artistic. Needs to be printed, framed and hung in some high end store, restaurant or something like that.

DolphinLady 12 54 1 Wales
30 Sep 2007 8:49AM
This just oozes class.
Love the really subtle colour tones you achieved with all your faffing about.
Really beautiful Alison.
scott_jessuk 12 249 1 Scotland
30 Sep 2007 10:14AM
Back to your amazing flower shots Alison, very nice.

ann_g 13 19 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2007 1:34PM
Congratulations, and happy to be number 30 - lovely.
Can anyone else see little people in the centre? Wink

Ann Smile
cattyal Plus
12 8.4k 6 England
30 Sep 2007 1:40PM
Hello again everyone and thank you all very much for your comments - and to Pete for my HC - a lovely surprise!

My new 'studio' is pretty much set up now, been busy all morning, and all that is needed is a coat of white paint everywhere. Now I'm torn between continuing with my domestic endeavours or running down to the supermarket for a bunch of flowers Smile

I see you what you mean about the little people Ann - you're daft Wink
Possum 11 148 England
30 Sep 2007 7:57PM
A brilliant HC, Alison - so pleased for you. It's really elegant and classy.
kitsch 12 439 4 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2007 9:59PM
gorgeous shot & fiddling Smile

congrats on the award too!

cattyal Plus
12 8.4k 6 England
30 Sep 2007 10:23PM
Thank you again everyone Smile I'll have to fiddle with a few of the other shots I took of this flower and see if I can duplicate the effect - how much says I fail? Smile
chrissd 12 304 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2007 5:36AM no more doubts!

SueTurner 13 81 3 England
1 Oct 2007 10:37AM
beautiful work, Sue
Maddie 12 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2007 6:28PM
well done
cattyal Plus
12 8.4k 6 England
2 Oct 2007 9:53PM
Thank you again everyone - I'm going to have to start hunting something interesting to photograph this weekend!
3 Oct 2007 11:56AM
Beautiful work!
Chriscj 12 96 1 England
4 Oct 2007 10:21PM
Worth all the fiddling and faffing. Smile Congrats on your HC.

7 Oct 2007 7:54PM
Love its simplicity. Gr8 shot


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