This is a fanciful photo that I carefully put together… a fresh, dewy Plumeria (my favorite Hawaiian flower) placed on a lava rock at my father’s house. I photographed this, planning for it to be an HDR image. But, as often happens, photos have a mind of their own. I found that I liked one of the single images better, and I really wanted to see what would happen with some added textures. In Photoshop I applied several textures, including one of lichen on a rock wall which I picked up on this same trip to Hawaii. I did some careful masking to keep the Plumeria somewhat clear, and after some sharpening and noiseware work, with final touches I ended up with this image. I like the added depth and hope that you enjoy it too!
Located in my Hawaii collection at www.kelleybard.com. I have several other images there from my recent Hawaii trip. I suggest seeing these pictures large, so view them on my site for better appreciation!
More photos tomorrow, I have a nice single image and an HDR which I am enjoying. Maybe I will post both… no one knows until tomorrow night 🙂