Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Tulips


After four days of a vicious (but 'common') cold, I am feeling much better as the day has gone on; I no longer have a head full of cotton wool and nails.  Hooray!
I began to get bored.... so what better to do than a bit of photo manipulation.  I'm keen to learn how to use textures.  I'm not entirely sure of my ground thus far - it becomes more like painting than photography - but I like the effects.  Still, a bit of soft grunge has improved this rather ordinary bunch of tulips.  (And I assure you my kitchen wall is not as dirty as that!)
I like most flowers but perhaps tulips are my favourite to cut and display.  I enjoy the way they look interesting at every stage, from buds to overblown blooms, and the way the stems sometimes twist into graceful shapes.  These could have done with being a bit floppier, really.  I have had to throw the actual flowers away now, as they died - but it's nice that they can live on in this image.

14 comments:

  1. I love this picture! So romantic, so poetic..

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  2. beautiful!
    I'm so looking forward to coming back to Saltaire next week as my birthday treat so can't wait to see your exhibition.
    : )

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  3. Nice effect. It does look like a painting. Jim

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  4. I have had exactly the same cold as you with exactly the same symptoms. So why can't I emerge from it and Photoshop as well as you do? It's not fare!

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  5. I was in need of some tulips and these are very clever- looks like a artist and palette have created this!

    Chrissy at Manchester a photo a day at Mancunian Wave

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  6. Very beautiful...a perfect use of textures. I like tulips in a bunch like this better than i like them in a garden!

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  7. A gorgeous, painterly picture!

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  8. Just gorgeous ..... Soft and pretty!

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  9. Love the texture you used on this Jenny! What a fun way to coax yourself back from a cold! ~Lili

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  10. When I looked at it I couldn't tell if it was a painting or a photo. I think I like it as a painting because of its delicate colors.

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  11. That's an amazing photograph. The colors are perfect.

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  12. Wonderful image . . . such an aura of bleak beauty . . . .

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  13. Absolutely beautiful image!

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