I am continuing my exploration of the application of the techniques of Dreamscapes and Moonscape that I described in a previous post. For the moment, I am focusing on flowers as they seem to respond particularly well to these processes. I also continue to be fascinated by not-so-fresh flowers. Several of these photos are of fallen flowers that I thought made interesting patterns on the sidewalk.
The “Dreamscape” technique (multiply a blurred copy of the original with the original) was used. I like how the concrete sidewalk forming the background obtains a marble-like appearance. This also is the case for the next photo. The “glow” of the leaves is what I find particularly attractive here.
Here the “Moonscape” technique was applied selectively to the open flower.
Now we transition to living flowers. In this case a “zoom blur”, centered on the center of the flower, was applied instead of the traditional “Gaussian blur” of the Dreamscape technique. However, the original, pre-dreamscaped image of the center, lavender petals and yellow stamens was allowed to show.