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Orchids in Pastel

Posted by
Barbara Kile (Ft. Worth, United States) on 24 March 2011 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

I'm experimenting with some new things with texture overlays. I'm looking for a gentle pastel look with washes of color. 2 textures overlay this image with blending modes of hard light and soft light with a slight application of Glamor Glow from Nik ColorEfex Pro. So, pardon the dust while I experiment with some new creations!

NIKON D300 1 second F/16.0 ISO 200 157 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Tomas Turecek from Czech Republic

Lovely, Barbara. Almost invisible but lovely :) Great colour tones.

24 Mar 2011 11:02am

Maggy from Liège, Belgium

Légère et fragile dans ce flou de couleur rose;;;

24 Mar 2011 12:10pm

Tinx from Kuressaare, Estonia


24 Mar 2011 1:51pm

Anita from West Nottingham, United States

Such gorgeous dust will happily be pardoned!!! Love seeing your experiments.

24 Mar 2011 10:25pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

As beautiful as it is delicate.

25 Mar 2011 2:38am

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

The idea appeals to me, it's like a Japanese haiku, like a very subtle suiboku, done in colours in your case...the suggestion of the flowers hanging in a mist...very poetic!

25 Mar 2011 4:30am

karla from Omaha, United States

This is a lovely effect, and I like the soft pastels. I am looking forward to more experiments!

25 Mar 2011 4:37pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

so sweet and pretty !!
five stars !

25 Mar 2011 11:20pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

stunning. so beautifully processed

26 Mar 2011 4:33pm

¨‘°ºO Dutçh Oº°‘¨ from Neverwhere, United States

You created a very soft delicate look. I like the textures and the colors.. I think you are losing a bit of detail around the outer edges of the petals though. Maybe a little more contrast in the original photo so that it shines through a bit more?

26 Mar 2011 10:35pm

@¨‘°ºO Dutçh Oº°‘¨: Yes, could bump that a tad, still experimenting! Thank you for stopping by!

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

A soft and beautiful picture.

27 Mar 2011 3:48pm

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

This is beautiful. I love the soft pink. Wonderful processing

27 Mar 2011 9:58pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Amazing !

29 Mar 2011 6:34pm

1 second
ISO 200
157 mm (35mm equiv.)