Apricot Beauty

© Dianna Murphy

Apricot Beauty

Dianna Murphy 4/26/2010 5:11:31 PM

I'll upload the original #1262892

Mary E. Lake 4/26/2010 5:16:50 PM

very pretty Dianna. I like the treatment you used too, well done, :) #8571602

Carol Eade 4/26/2010 6:26:36 PM

Beautiful work, Dianna, what a lovely rose! #8571812

Val Feldman 4/27/2010 6:56:52 AM

Well, you KNOW I'm takin' notes...thanks so much for all the different step info...and Diana, this is just gorgeous...the perfect textured b/g for this wonderful apricot colored rose...marvelous! One of these days...I swear! :) #8573300

Marty Straub 4/27/2010 7:08:15 AM

Ah, love what you did to the background, Dianna. You started with a beautiful flower photo, then improved on the presentation. It often takes darkroom talent to make a better photo. Well done! #8573333

Linda D. Lester 4/27/2010 9:46:47 AM

It stands out beautiful!!! Awesome work! #8573660

Julie Burnett 4/27/2010 12:53:02 PM

Just gorgeous, Dianna!! Love the effects!! #8573917

Debra R. Harder 4/27/2010 4:03:02 PM

This is a beautiful work of art, Dianna! Love the treatment...it's so vintage!! Absolutely GORGEOUS! Deb #8574298

John Rivera 4/27/2010 5:33:31 PM

Beautiful work Dianna! #8574489

John Rivera 4/28/2010 9:16:10 AM

Very Good Work you did with this vivid Rose Image Dianna. Love the water effects on it that really make this image come alive.

Brian #8575884

Shelly A. Van Camp 4/28/2010 9:17:49 AM

BEAUTIFUL!! #8575889

Randy D. Dinkins 4/28/2010 6:46:20 PM

Beautiful rose shot and wonderful pp treatment. Great job! #8576999

Kerry Hill 4/29/2010 1:02:48 PM

Beautiful work Dianna, gorgeous rose! #8578536

Phyllis H. Burchett 5/2/2010 8:00:38 PM

Absolutely beautiful Dianna! Thanks for your comments on my dogwood. Your gorgeous rose image also makes me sentimental. #8584956

Jean Lechleiter 5/14/2010 1:38:30 PM

What a gorgeous rose and great treatment too. Congrats. on the EP! WTG! #8611802

Judy V. Kennamer 5/24/2010 1:13:09 PM

WOW!! Gorgeous Dianna!!! Congrats on your Finalist!!! #8632749

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 5/24/2010 1:19:49 PM

HUGE CONGRATS on your AWSOME finalist best of luck in the next round!!! #8632790

Tammy Espino 5/24/2010 1:32:11 PM

Congrats on an awesome finalist!! :) #8632902

Val Feldman 5/24/2010 1:39:16 PM

Another beauty and another Finalist...sooo happy for you!!! Congratulations, my friend, and all the best in the upcoming round! ~Val #8632997

Patricia Seidler 5/24/2010 1:39:48 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist Dianna! #8633003

Rona L. Schwarz 5/24/2010 2:39:41 PM

All your work paid off, Dianna! It's just spectacular - wonderful treatment! Thanks for posting the original, too. CONGRATULATIONS on this superb FINALIST and Good luck in the next round! #8633738

Carol Eade 5/24/2010 2:46:25 PM

Warm congratulations your gorgeous finalist, Dianna! #8633815

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 5/24/2010 3:12:56 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist Dianna! #8634072

Mike D. Perez 5/24/2010 3:14:31 PM

Beautiful effects, Dianna. Congratulations. #8634088

Joannie Bertucci 5/24/2010 3:44:55 PM

Congratulations Dianna on one fabulous floral image! When a rose is done to perfection it should have a gold badge! #8634443

Nancyj E. Hovey 5/24/2010 3:52:11 PM

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #8634510

Amy M. Wilson 5/24/2010 4:07:11 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful Finalist, Dianna!! #8634645

Melissa G. Meiselman 5/24/2010 4:19:16 PM

Big congratulations on this stunning finalist!!! Simply beautiful!! #8634763

Phyllis H. Burchett 5/24/2010 5:36:32 PM

Simply stunning, Congrats! #8635457

Jean Lechleiter 5/24/2010 7:49:53 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful Finalist! #8636728

Carol L. Fowler 5/24/2010 8:02:22 PM

Beautiful- Congrats! #8636846

Stefania Barbier 5/24/2010 10:58:43 PM

congratulations on your wonderful finalist! #8637899

Freddy Bland 5/25/2010 11:52:26 AM

Beautiful post processing on this lovely rose, Dianna!! Congrats to you on your Finalist!! #8640999

JO ANN CLEVELAND 5/25/2010 1:10:43 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist Dianna!

jo ann c. #8641284

Renee Doyle 5/25/2010 3:58:18 PM

Beautiful work Dianna!! Congratulations!! #8641842

Sam Britt 5/25/2010 6:27:30 PM

Congratulations on this finalist, Dianna! #8642313

Candice C. Calhoun 5/26/2010 4:56:48 AM

Congratulations on this exquisite finalist...so sorry about Lucy Lu! Breaks the heart! LOVE this gorgeous floral!

ccc #8643892

Lydia Williams 5/26/2010 5:51:31 AM

Gorgeous! Congratulations, Dianna

Best, Lydia #8644164

Debra R. Harder 5/31/2010 10:00:17 AM

Perfection in every way, Dianna! The treatment, lighting and colors are soooooooo beautiful. Huge congratulations on another gorgeous finalist! Deb #8654965

Nadia Paul 6/4/2010 11:48:55 PM

How very beautiful this is Dianna - congrats on all your finalists! #8666569

Sabrina Ryan 6/6/2010 8:07:36 AM

Just Beautiful! CONGRATULATIONS on All your Finalists, Dianna!! #8669023

Shirley A. Kinney 7/13/2010 5:38:56 PM

Beautiful, Dianna. #8759774

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From my yard, unfortunately I've lost track of this rose and can't remember which one it is!
Here's what I did:
unsharp mask 20,50,0
Lots of layers using grunge brushes of different colors and different blend modes at various opacities. I erased most of it from the flower with a soft brush.
Textured and then erased from the flower
darkened edges to give a bit of a 3D look

Exif: F Number: 4, Exposure Bias Value: -0.33, ExposureTime: 1/400 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 100, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 75.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 50D

Uploaded on 4/26/2010 5:10:16 PM

Keywords: #flower #nice #rose 

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