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**Inner Light**

By dianah
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 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 is always so good to hear from everybody.

Tags: Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Digitally manipulated

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14 Oct 2009 9:21AM
Lovely colourful abstract - great work


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14 Oct 2009 9:23AM
Wonderful Di.

franken Plus
14 4.0k 4 Wales
14 Oct 2009 9:28AM
Version 1 is fascinating!

CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
14 Oct 2009 9:39AM
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 9 3 2 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2009 9:43AM
Two superb images, v2 is beautiful great colours and detail. V1 is so well manipulated, quite stunning.

superb di,nice to have you back.ray
colmar 9 42 35 Scotland
14 Oct 2009 9:45AM
Wonderful work beautiful images both thanks for sharing Colin
casson 10 3 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2009 9:52AM
Both are lovely shots.
mudge Plus
14 234 75 England
14 Oct 2009 10:07AM
Fantastic manipulation. May we ask what tools / techniques you use, or is it a secret?
mrswoolybill Plus
9 985 1499 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2009 10:10AM
Unmistakably your work, and stunning.
dianah 10 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2009 10:36AM
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 Plus
10 22 68 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2009 10:37AM
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.
Richsr Plus
9 91 223 England
14 Oct 2009 10:47AM
Have missed these creations Di - love the shapes and tones you have created.
Regards Richard.
photophantom 8 108 3 Philippines
14 Oct 2009 10:58AM
patented yours Princess Di
jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
14 Oct 2009 11:30AM

Jat_Riski 8 87 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2009 11:32AM
Excellent work.
panda 12 5 1 England
14 Oct 2009 11:32AM
Super abstract, dazzling colours.

Regards Phil
Rende Plus
9 38 4 Netherlands
14 Oct 2009 11:58AM
Brilliant manipulation and a lovely image.
imagio 10 12 1 England
14 Oct 2009 12:11PM
Definitely reminds me of a stained glass window Di, wonderful..

Thushari 7 1 Sri Lanka
14 Oct 2009 12:18PM
Great two images with lovely colors. nicely presented.
PattiW 11 24 2 United States
14 Oct 2009 12:19PM
Dinah! What an excellent piece of work. YEs, I also thought it was a glass window! Superb tecnique you have mastered here, Patti
goso 10 2 1 Australia
14 Oct 2009 12:31PM
Both beautiful Di...Bill
susanbarton 8 11 1 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2009 12:57PM
Tow beautiful images wonderful manipulation

Dusan 7 Sri Lanka
14 Oct 2009 2:34PM
Hi Dinah
Two totally different images like them both well done
Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
14 Oct 2009 2:44PM
Superb manipulation Di. I have always admired the effects you produce and this is no exception. Delighted to be 30.
14 Oct 2009 2:53PM
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!
bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
14 Oct 2009 3:03PM
Wonderful Di - how V1 derived from that original image is beyond me.
excellent work.
gingerdelight 10 298 11 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2009 3:04PM
Superb manipulation Diana! A beautifully abstract image.
(The original is fantastic too!)
14 Oct 2009 3:38PM
V1 is colorful abstraction I like it, V2 is a realistic love. very well done Dianah.
astyag 9 12
14 Oct 2009 3:58PM
V2's colours are magnificent! V1 well presented
dianah 10 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2009 4:18PM
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
14 Oct 2009 4:59PM
I was going to say cathedral stained glass, I will anyway.
Ayelet_A 8 11 3 Israel
14 Oct 2009 5:02PM
Love the colour and the manipulation - LOVELY!

videotec 8 8 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2009 5:02PM
I love V1 Di, great work, but the flower makes it for me, it's really georgeous,
14 Oct 2009 5:03PM
beautiful tones and lovely creation. lovely colors in v2 too.
LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2009 5:09PM
Fascinating - what filters did you use?
14 Oct 2009 5:18PM
wonderful manipulation
CSuk 7 7 33 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2009 5:25PM
Outstanding manip!
Thanks 4 the share Smile Click!
14 Oct 2009 5:27PM
A very warming image in V1, on this dull damp evening Di.

John Smile
RuthyJ 10 England
14 Oct 2009 5:49PM
MickyMc 9 8 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2009 5:53PM
Lovely. It is so clever what you achieve.
Dave_Holdham 7 4 1 Wales
14 Oct 2009 6:49PM
Superb images, v1 for me, great job
14 Oct 2009 7:20PM
2 very good shots
cassiecat 8 39 46 England
14 Oct 2009 7:50PM
2 very different takes, both good in their own right.lesley
cantona43 Plus
11 924 4 England
14 Oct 2009 7:51PM
your start image Di is outstanding and the treatment is superb, I keep willing your previous upload on to 100
I love the patterns and the warmth and richness of the colours.
Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
14 Oct 2009 8:30PM
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 7 1 13 Scotland
14 Oct 2009 8:37PM
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.

derekv 9 3 England
14 Oct 2009 10:39PM
Absolutely stunning, Di.
15 Oct 2009 7:01AM
Stunning work, Di, fabulous colours and an excellent presentation.
fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
15 Oct 2009 8:12AM
Superlative works as ever Di.

Ray42 8 3 England
15 Oct 2009 8:27AM
Nice bit of PS manipulation - a lovely abstract with lovely colour and light
15 Oct 2009 11:39AM
The artistry of your manipulations never ceases to amaze me, great work.
Mikelane 9 1 Wales
15 Oct 2009 1:31PM
Stunning dianah ,really is
Mike xx
Brilane 10 5 12 Wales
15 Oct 2009 3:09PM
Beautiful shot in vers.2, and nicely manipulated in vers.1.
gary_d 8 576 13 Wales
15 Oct 2009 6:04PM
A very clever piece of work, a lovely final image. - gary
nickyv32 9 135 England
15 Oct 2009 7:25PM
Beautiful Dianah,
Lovely work and such wonderful colours

ChiliMan Plus
10 135 17 Singapore
15 Oct 2009 7:27PM
What a psychedelic abstract! Nice, Di Smile

Hebe 9 United Kingdom
15 Oct 2009 9:04PM
Two very different and absolutely stunning images. Excellent work as always Dianah.
viscostatic 10 34 5 United Kingdom
15 Oct 2009 10:46PM
Wow Di the light is just bursting out of this beautiful image.

16 Oct 2009 10:51AM
Just fabulous and a unique style
16 Oct 2009 7:45PM
Stunning image, would make a beautiful stained glass window.
Mynett 8 142 6 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2009 7:56PM
so pretty love the manipulation in this one and the v2 is stunning

LeighRebecca 9 267 10 England
16 Oct 2009 10:04PM
It really does look like light is shining through it. Very clever work.
FeatherFriend 8 38 217 England
17 Oct 2009 3:29PM
Just wouldn't know where to start with something like this Di, stunning work and again to your 1st class standard,
Mavis Plus
14 143 2 England
17 Oct 2009 7:41PM
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 7 1 England
17 Oct 2009 10:50PM
Absolutely fabulous image - so artistic.

JudeC 9 6 3 England
19 Oct 2009 7:02AM
Super work - Jude.
19 Oct 2009 8:54AM
A classical by Diana - the form reminds me of an orchid "mouth" - great manipulation again,
Dotrob 10 Wales
20 Oct 2009 8:33PM
Great image, I love this work you do.
23 Oct 2009 12:53PM
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
23 Oct 2009 10:16PM
How wonderful to see one of your fantastic manipulations again Di
Beautiful work
Portknockie 12 48 Scotland
25 Oct 2009 4:27PM
Hi Di ..I just dont know how you do it...The colours are superb....

dianah 10 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2009 4:35PM
Thank you all so much for all your is half term next week so there will be another one soon ! Smile
pennyspike 13 2.1k 29 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2009 9:16AM
Pleased to make the 100 for this one. Back into your fascinating creative modeSmile
MandsH 9 England
26 Oct 2009 11:14PM
Beautiful colours
baclark 7 3.7k 24 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2009 8:31AM
There's just one word for this:
31 Oct 2009 10:14AM
superb you have a wonderfull PF here i must take time to see all soon
Pegon 11 78 1 England
31 Oct 2009 4:24PM
Two cracking images Di, excellent work in V1 and a superb capture in V2.
This is SO beautiful Di. Such a clever manipulation with gorgeous glowing colours. So glad you are back to your wonderful creations again.

Ridgeway 9 222 2 Ireland
5 Nov 2009 8:56PM
Brilliant job,
It has great depth and intriguing patterns,
Beautiful work.No,2 is a stunner,,

MickS 11 23 14 England
6 Nov 2009 10:12AM
Watcha Diana,
clever bit of work.
Paree 11 616 3
11 Jan 2010 11:02PM
Toonman 9 1.4k 2 England
18 Apr 2010 7:23AM
V1 for me. Sensational. Just Brilliant Di.

27 Jun 2010 4:09AM
Absolutely amazing creation!

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