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Two Cyclamen

Posted by
Anita (West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States) on 24 December 2009 in Plant & Nature.

Cyclamen keep my flower needs met through the winter month. They are about the only flower I can grow in my cool and not sunny house.

I applied 3 textures: "Champagne Dreams" by pareeerica and "Texture Pink" by Mary Brooks Brown, both from flickrTextures for Layers, plus one of my textures. Added a light pinkish-purple vignette.


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Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

Beautiful as always!

24 Dec 2009 7:13am

Vert Pomme from Montreuil Sous Bois, France

C'est Magnifique. J'adooooooooooore.
Joyeux Noel à toi.

24 Dec 2009 7:53am

Tomas Turecek from Czech Republic

Nice colours, light and composition prooving your creativity again. Those ovals in overlaz texture reminds me 70's and hippies :) Merry Christmas, Anita.

24 Dec 2009 10:34am

@Tomas Turecek: Thanks! Well---I was sort of a hippie back then. :-)

Theys from Charleroi, Belgium

Hello, nice composition, bravo!
Reciprocal greetings

24 Dec 2009 11:00am

@Theys: Thanks!

Mary from Exton, United States

this is a wonderful image!!!!

24 Dec 2009 12:21pm

Marcie from United States

Perfectly simple..and simply perfect. Love pink on pink.
Best wishes to you and yours...

24 Dec 2009 1:22pm

Jules Kenward from United States

Lovely Anita! My goodness how the green stems pop against the textured background! That is just beautiful.

24 Dec 2009 1:35pm

@Jules Kenward: Thanks, Jules. Your comment encouraged me to post this in OOTB.

Yvonne from Connecticut, United States

Amazing composition! The background is perfect for the flowers. Also the use of two flowers created an interesting visual impact! Nicely done.

24 Dec 2009 3:11pm

@Yvonne: Thanks for visiting and commenting!

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

Love the composition and choice of textures! Lovely! Merry Christmas, Anita.

24 Dec 2009 4:08pm

KriKridesign from Cully, Switzerland

An advance on the spring!!! Merry Christmas to you Anita

24 Dec 2009 4:28pm

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Merry Christmas, Anita.

24 Dec 2009 5:59pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Beautiful image......Happy Holidays to you and yours!!!

24 Dec 2009 9:40pm

Self-Indulgence from Chicagoland, United States

I love your processing here, soft, delicate.

24 Dec 2009 11:08pm

@Self-Indulgence: Thank you for visiting. I'm glad you like it.

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

This is a marvelous delicate shot. Hmmm, a pink vignette...I'm wondering how you did that?
A beautiful image.

26 Dec 2009 1:55pm

@Dulcie: Thank youo, Dulcie. I create vignettes in PS7 using a new layer >fill >rectangular marquee >Clear, then adjusting opacity. this allows me to chose any color for the fill layer. I learned this technique from "The Photoshop Elements 7 Book" by Scott kelby and Matt Kloskowski. If you want to know how to do it, send me an email and I can scan the few pages that describe the technique and send them to you. :-)

Bethany from Michigan, United States


28 Dec 2009 2:56pm

Ed Vatza from Lehigh Valley, PA, United States

Interesting perspective on the cyclamen. I like it. This is becoming your trademark style to my eye, Anita!

29 Dec 2009 10:47am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Beautifully done ! Superb shot work.

31 Dec 2009 8:04am

Lilly and Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United States

So smoothly simple and lovingly arranged . . such a warmth of color.
Wishing You and Yours a Happy New Year, Anita.

31 Dec 2009 12:19pm

John Maslowski from Dallas, PA, United States

Gorgeous colors Anita and perfect soft lighting. Hope you and your family have a great year in 2010. Take care.

31 Dec 2009 6:16pm