I haven't taken any serious photos of flowers in quite a while, but Saturday my wife and I were at the tree farm (Heidrich's Tree Farm) in Colorado Springs. They had this display of gorgeous _______. It's not a secret - I just didn't see the name of these flowers and we were leaving. I grabbed a bunch of shots and liked this one. I'm sure I'll eventually get the name of them, and then I'll give this piece a proper title.
This is about as close to a straight shot as I get these days. I took a copy of the image into Photoshop, ran it through the Gaussian blur process (quite heavily too, over 100 pixels) and then brought the original image in and blended the two. I tweaked the exposure on the main flowers, clarified them a bit and ta-da! Oh, not quite ta-da - I did crop the image to be a bit more balanced.
My upcoming show season is starting to take form - my first will be in Nederland, Colorado the last weekend of June. Check out my calendar of events - I'm up to five for the season with several more due to join the list.
Keywords: Art, Botanics, Colorado, Fine Art, Fine Art Photography, Fine Art Print, Floral, Flowers, John Strong, John Strong Arts, Photography, Print
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