This is another photograph that was related to shapes. I love finding an underlying theme to a photograph, it pulls it all together so nicely! This one is obviously focused on spirals. The funny part is that I didn’t realize it until after the processing had started… I just knew I loved the image and the flower/leaf shape. I had to do a fair amount to keep the green crisp in this picture, and to make the picture as a whole look good. I had to do A LOT of cleanup on the stamen, it was amazing how much dirt was on it. The first time I looked at the image it was perfect, but after I found one speck and cloned it out, then suddenly there were 5 MILLION specks that all needed cleaning. I guess the moral is to not clean your specks! Once the image was fixed up, I had to remove the noise with Imagenomics Noiseware Pro. It did a great job on smoothing out the pixelly parts of the photo.
All in all, this took a surprisingly long amount of time to finish the image correctly. But it’s worth it, a beautiful tropical print! It would look great as a poster size image, I think. Check this out and more in the flower gallery at www.kelleybard.com.