Saturday, September 08, 2007


...with a little help from Photoshop
Click on photo to enlarge - © 2007 jim otterstrom
Canon S5IS - Manual - Supermacro - f/7.1 - 1/60 - ISO 100

Tweaked in Photoshop with brush strokes/accented edges, slightly increased brightness & saturation.

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Blogger clairesgarden said...

that is stunning.
I'm not having much luck trying to do anything with photoshop or coreldraw. no patience!

12:02 PM  
Blogger Alecto said...

Hi. I just wanted to say I've been lurking by way of CG's site and I really love your work and your outlook. When my day is awful or just much too much I come over here and look at your pictures and read. I especially loved the video of the hailstorm. We had one up here in Connecticut awhile back that lasted a good 30 minutes and left hailstones the size of peas and golf balls. Haven't seen that here since the late seventies.

5:56 PM  
Blogger Eric Valentine said...

That is quite spectacular Jim. I haven't got that far in my photoshop experience yet but it's nice to see some of the things one can achieve. :)

6:00 PM  
Blogger Cheryl said...

Ooh, I love hollyhocks, but I'd never really noticed that they have stars in their centers, how neat!

9:03 AM  
Blogger Vicki's Vegan Vice said...

Wow, that's a beautiful photo! I love pink and orange together.

4:41 PM  
Blogger David Edward said...

lovely, it looks like a painting!
peace to you both in this smoky season

12:29 PM  
Blogger Catherine said...

That is a beautiful shot of the Hollyhock~especially when it's!!

Like the name of your blog also!!

Enjoyed my first visit, you have some great pic's! And a great read!


6:19 PM  
Blogger Taradharma said...

simply beautiful. Hey, being a great photog, you might be interested in my plastic bag photo invite. Ck out my blog if you're interested. You must, on occaison, find plastic bags floating around your environment, beautiful as it is!

4:22 PM  

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