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Rich Red

Posted by
Barbara Kile (Ft. Worth, United States) on 20 February 2012 in Art & Design and Portfolio.

On a recent relatively calm day I headed to our Botanical Garden equipped with just my camera and Lensbaby. There wasn't much yet except for some pansies. It was more of an 'artist's date' anyway, so I got down low and captured a few hand-held shots. I was in the mood for a dark, rich shot so added some texture and Snapart 3 at 50%.

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Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom


20 Feb 2012 8:11am

Florence from Paris, France

Another exquisite example of your talent Barbara !

20 Feb 2012 8:50am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Fantastic colors and processing. Excellent frame.

20 Feb 2012 9:35am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

oui !! très belle image !! j'aime ces tonalités anciennes.

20 Feb 2012 10:07am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

peint aux pastels

20 Feb 2012 12:32pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Elegant softness in this image.

20 Feb 2012 12:57pm

franz from Baden, Austria

three cheers for the lensbaby ... and for a photographer who knows how to use it !!!

20 Feb 2012 1:05pm

Riccardo from Rome, Italy

Nice one!!

20 Feb 2012 2:30pm

Shar from Pilot Butte near Regina, SK, Canada

Once again you have inspired me! I am headed to the conservatory today!!!!

20 Feb 2012 3:49pm

@Shar: Thanks! Hope you get some great flowers.

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Excellent pp treatment here Barbara! Very soft and seductive! ;-)

20 Feb 2012 4:38pm

Fahime from Thr, Iran

I cannot believe it as a photograph! Fantastic.

20 Feb 2012 5:19pm

ღ Isa ღ from Vaucluse, France

Très beau cliché ! plein de douceur ...

20 Feb 2012 8:12pm

omid from mashhad, Iran


20 Feb 2012 9:23pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A rich red indeed with a yellow center that stands out beautifully! Well spotted and captured!

20 Feb 2012 10:19pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Absolutely beautiful! It looks like a painting!

21 Feb 2012 12:08am

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


21 Feb 2012 2:30am

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Indeed, beautiful.....

21 Feb 2012 3:15am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Yes, a very rich red, with nice processing.

21 Feb 2012 3:50am

Anita from West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States

Really lovely! Love the dark tones--rich. And, the composition and lensbaby effect. Nice job. Going on an "artist's date" can be so rewarding--it gets us back into our grove, helps us discover photos just waiting to be taken. Good for you!

21 Feb 2012 2:27pm

janina from Melbourne, Australia

Pansies are wonderful little flowers to photograph; I'm always trying... I really like the richness you've put back into the colour, and the softness too. Good one, barbara. :OD

21 Feb 2012 9:35pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

walking around our neighborhood today was a clear indicator that the activity on the new flower spotlight is about to rev up.

21 Feb 2012 10:23pm

@john4jack: Can't wait! I'll give 5 stars for really good ones! :) Something you mention makes me want to clarify, however. Flowers will still be a part of the regular 'spotlights.' (Ex: Spotlight and Color Spotlight) Jason has several 'spotlight themes' that feature kinds of photography - which is what we did. See the community page/daily page to see those themes. Don't worry - I asked Jason to give a little more love to flowers when choosing the spotlight awards! I've mentioned earlier to award stars to really good images - that does get their attention! :)

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Beautiful very soft

22 Feb 2012 5:53am

gootchai from bousval, Belgium

Coucou!!! Superbe de douceur!!!! j'aime++++++

22 Feb 2012 3:15pm

Maureen from Prescott, United States

As lovely as a painting!

22 Feb 2012 3:23pm

Marilla from Turku, Finland

Soft beauty. Magnificent!

24 Feb 2012 8:36am

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

The color is so rich. I see a face here-a little kitty sticking out a yellow tongue. :)

24 Feb 2012 11:43pm

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Mysterious! I bet it has a story or two to tell....LOL!

2 Mar 2012 10:53am

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