Tropical Spirals

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


About Kelley B.

I am a Durango, CO photographer who specializes in portraiture and wedding photography. My business is Kelley Bard Photography. You can find me around town, gardening, or on my website at View all posts by Kelley B.

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