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A little pot of flowers picked up for a reduced price at Waitrose. Some blooms damaged and bent, some dead, stems wrapped in dead leaves; hence the price of just £1.50. An interesting subject for a quick photo shoot I thought. Since discovering the textures and tutorials at 2 Lil Owls and French Kiss Textures I’ve been wanting to try out the techniques. This image is the result…

Of the 20 or so images of the near-dead plant this seemed to offer the most potential. A fair amount of processing – darkening, sharpening adapted from a post on PhotographyBB forum (adapted as the process was written in 2007 and Photoshop has changed a bit since then!) and the overlay of a free border texture. It might also have seen a boost in Color Efex Pro too. But I cant recall the specifics.

The texture is subtle; more a border really. The textures scratches I removed from the flower as a whole. Perhaps too subtle? Works better, me thinks, than the previous play with textures and a flower that used a photoshop plugin Fly Paper Textures.

Yellow Flower with Texture

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  1. […] image, along with the yellow flower, were test shots for the Fruits and Flowers version. I think I have a little way to go especially […]

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