Lotus Blossom, posted 2013-06-29

When I visited the Botanical Garden this morning, my primary purpose was to capture some images of the lotus blossoms if they were still present.  I was pleasantly surprised to not only see a number of blossoms today but also a large number of buds which indicates they will be continuing to bloom for several more days.  I’ve included two treatments of the same image from this morning here.  The first is an “as shot” image other than some limited cropping.

Lotus As Shot

The second image has received a few steps of post processing.  It started with the image above then added a dark vignette in Nik Color Efex Pro.  I then went back to Photoshop and applied a very light treatment using the oil painting filter.

Modified Lotus Blossom

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