Apricot Beauty

© Dianna Murphy

Apricot Beauty

Uploaded: April 26, 2010


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


Dianna Murphy April 26, 2010

I'll upload the original #1262892

Mary E. Lake April 26, 2010

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

Carol Eade level-addict April 26, 2010

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

Val Feldman level-deluxe April 27, 2010

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 April 27, 2010

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 level-classic April 27, 2010

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

Julie Burnett April 27, 2010

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

Debra R. Harder April 27, 2010

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

John Rivera level-deluxe April 27, 2010

Beautiful work Dianna! #8574489

April 28, 2010

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 level-classic April 28, 2010

BEAUTIFUL!! #8575889

Randy D. Dinkins level-deluxe April 28, 2010

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

Kerry Hill April 29, 2010

Beautiful work Dianna, gorgeous rose! #8578536

Phyllis H. Burchett May 02, 2010

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

Jean Lechleiter level-classic May 14, 2010

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

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic May 24, 2010

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

Nancy (Peaches) Harker May 24, 2010

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

Tammy Espino May 24, 2010

Congrats on an awesome finalist!! :) #8632902

Val Feldman level-deluxe May 24, 2010

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

Patricia Seidler May 24, 2010

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist Dianna! #8633003

Rona L. Schwarz May 24, 2010

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 level-addict May 24, 2010

Warm congratulations your gorgeous finalist, Dianna! #8633815

Donna La Mattino Pagakis May 24, 2010

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist Dianna! #8634072

Mike D. Perez level-deluxe May 24, 2010

Beautiful effects, Dianna. Congratulations. #8634088

Joannie Bertucci level-classic May 24, 2010

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

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic May 24, 2010

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #8634510

Amy M. Wilson May 24, 2010

Congratulations on your beautiful Finalist, Dianna!! #8634645

Melissa G. Meiselman May 24, 2010

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

Phyllis H. Burchett May 24, 2010

Simply stunning, Congrats! #8635457

Jean Lechleiter level-classic May 24, 2010

Congratulations on your beautiful Finalist! #8636728

Carol L. Fowler May 24, 2010

Beautiful- Congrats! #8636846

Stefania Barbier level-addict May 24, 2010

congratulations on your wonderful finalist! #8637899

Freddy Bland May 25, 2010

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


Congratulations on this beautiful finalist Dianna!

jo ann c. #8641284

Renee Doyle May 25, 2010

Beautiful work Dianna!! Congratulations!! #8641842

Sam Britt May 25, 2010

Congratulations on this finalist, Dianna! #8642313

Candice C. Calhoun level-deluxe May 26, 2010

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

ccc #8643892

Lydia Williams level-deluxe May 26, 2010

Gorgeous! Congratulations, Dianna

Best, Lydia #8644164

Debra R. Harder May 31, 2010

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

Nadia Paul June 04, 2010

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

Shirley A. Kinney July 13, 2010

Beautiful, Dianna. #8759774

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