For the past few summers I become excitied as the flowers bloom in the garden. When the season starts for the sunflowers, my first thoughts are what else can I do with them on a creative level? So far, my creative juices are still working, I think, and have tried to capture the energy and joyus representation that they bring to the season. I used Topaz, Nik, and Adobe Photoshop for processing. The lower part of the image (foreground) is darker which adds grounding and also contrast for the petal and leaf highlights to guide the eye into the frame. Intially, I experimented with the color of the background and choose this with a slight mix of blue and violet. I love, the various styles available to us as digital artists and photographers these days and love blending the painterly with realisim. To me, it’s about impact and visual eye candy with color and contrast. Not so much as what is seen but more of what is expected to be seen.
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