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Trumpet Flower

13 Jul

What lies behind us, and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
~ by Ralph Waldo Emerson ~

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Posted by on July 13, 2008 in Photography

 

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8 responses to “Trumpet Flower

  1. Marahm

    July 14, 2008 at 8:47 am

    The photo is lovely, and suggests that what lies within us flies out and disperses on the winds, just as the fluffy seeds of this plant take wind and travel willy-nilly to places we never know or intend to see.

    I discovered your photo blog from Clouddragon. I’ve recently become interested in digital photography. Would you recommend any particular imaging program? I would like to do what you did here– lift the subject and place it on a diffuse background. Thanks.

     
  2. wildstorm

    July 14, 2008 at 10:02 am

    Marahm, I use Paintshop Pro. There is Lightroom, PhotoShop, and others. There are probably programs better than Paintshop Pro but I cannot give you much information on those. I believe there are some WordPress bloggers who have written opinions on their imaging programs. I would have to look around to see what is out there.

    All I did with this photo was make it b/w, adjust light/contrast and then turn it to Sepia toning. I don’t remember what the settings were, but I chose a more dramatic look.

    Thank you so much for your visit and kind words.

     
  3. Aafke

    July 14, 2008 at 11:43 am

    I love it: it could be any sort of weird extra-terrestrial creature. And I like the effect very much too.
    It’s a beautiful image.

     
  4. doanli

    July 14, 2008 at 12:01 pm

    I LOVE this, A! I need to put PaintShop Pro on my must buy list. 😉

     
  5. Teraisa J. Rogers

    July 15, 2008 at 2:09 am

    Beautiful picture! Breathtaking. Love, Teraisa

     
  6. Anna Surface

    July 15, 2008 at 7:40 am

    Love the photo… wow! Great post-processing. I haven’t tried Paintshop Pro. I might look into it. Really, gorgeous art you created with this photo. 🙂

     
  7. Barb

    July 17, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    You are still awesome!

     
  8. c.a. church

    July 25, 2008 at 1:27 pm

    I like this take on the good ol’ brugmansia. Makes me weep a bit that mine, poor thing inhabitant of only a pot rather than good ol’ green earth, dropped its buds before it displayed the promised peaches-n-cream double-flowers. Shame on me for not watering more, I guess. Or, is it, perhaps the lowly brethren of the brugmansia — the datura? Does she point up at the sky, or down to the earth?

    Anyhow, I like very much the graininess and muted, almost pastel coloring quite a bit and the perspective is lovely.

    !c

     

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