© Misty Blue


Uploaded: June 07, 2011


Exif: F Number: 6.3, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/60 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 60.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS REBEL T1i


Josh Voyles June 07, 2011

Your flower almost looks as if it is glowing or giving off light. Is this the stock photo, or did you do this in PS?

-Josh #1383488

Dan W. Dooley June 07, 2011

VERY nice one, Misty. Beautiful coloring and a somewhat unusual but very effective composition. I like the solitary "tail" falling to the right and it's made all the more affective and attractive by the subtle little details of texture from hairs and the also subtle sense of internal light. Of course the color against the contrasting dull color of the background bokah enhances the flower a lot. This should be a winner. #9449474

June 07, 2011

Hi Misty, this shot is wonderful. #9449504

June 07, 2011

Very beautiful Misty wonderful lighting, loving the colors and the detail. #9449520

Misty Blue June 08, 2011

Thanks everyone for your kind words.

Josh - This is an iris from my front yard that I took last month. I haven't had lot of time to edit my fun pics. because I have been working on Senior Pictures and they can be very time consuming.
I simply use a pimped up version of Elements. I know its not as sophisticated as PS, but good grief I have been able to do alot with mine. With that said I do hope to someday have PS but only because I could record my own Actions. I thought about sending you a message the other day when I saw you where using Elements to some websites that have really helped me learn. If you like I can do that.

This photo was achieve through filters and multiple blending modes. =)

Dan W. Dooley June 08, 2011

Misty, one alternative to consider if looking for a full featured editor package but not costing an arm and a leg like PS, is Paint Shop Pro X3. For years I have used PS CS2 and it is full featured with the tools needed to do serious editing. Now I am using PSP X3 and it will do everything CS2 did and more. I'm not saying it will do everything CS5 will do (I've not looked that closely at CS5) but comparing PSP to PS is fair and certainly a far leap from something like Elements. The ability to record Actions is present in PSP and honestly though I have done very little recording of Actions even in PS from what I have seen with PSP, the functionality is pretty much the same. So I'd call the two programs equal in the sense that both can do the same things. They may simply do some things a little differently. But I have not found anything lacking in PSP which I could do in CS2. And the price difference is huge. #9450192

nicole shockley June 08, 2011

Wow ~ How are we supposed to compete with that???? Very nice! #9450411

Misty Blue June 08, 2011

How sweet are you Nicole. Thank you!... Remember we are never really competing, just sharing and growing with each other. =) #9450443

Millie A. Talarico level-classic June 10, 2011

This has been given the RADIENT treatment, nicely composed,Misty!! #9453993

Patricia White level-classic June 10, 2011

Looks like a hair raising experience. Love the effects. A very radiant job well done. #9454069

Lyn Darlington June 10, 2011

Beautiful image in every way Misty! #9454768

Karen Kessler June 11, 2011

Beautiful Iris! I never would have thought to use the frac filter, but it adds to the beauty! #9455801

Merna L. Nobile June 12, 2011

A beautiful look for a beautiful Iris, your version of the flower puts it in a class of its own, a prize winner as far as I am concerned. Take care, Merna #9456058

Laura Greene June 13, 2011

It's another unmistakeable Misty Blue! Extremely awesome, love the composition and digital darkroom techniques. You rock with Elements. :) #9458163

Irene Colling level-classic June 20, 2011

A great image Misty.

The cropped and off center composition gives the photo a powerful impact.

The frac makes the petal edges glow with a brilliance to make the whole image shine. #9469335

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