Sunday, November 1, 2009
I put my wonderful but neglected macro lens on this morning and went for a quick expedition round my garden. This Clematis montana is in full bloom, and the flowers were sparkling with droplets after overnight rain.
I processed this one by duplicating the background layer and then blurring it using the lens blur filter, then I added a layer mask and removed some of the blur from the central portion of the flower.
The textures I used were
Caramel soft, blurred slightly at Overlay 59%
Caramel soft again, blurred at Soft light 59%
Apple Blush, which had had it's colour tweaked with a hue saturation adjustment so it was warmer and darker @Soft Light 80%