Flowers—Lines—Ice

From childhood’s hour

From childhood’s hour I have not been
As others were—I have not seen
As others saw…
             (Opening lines of Edgar Allen Poe’s poem entitled “Alone”)
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Note on the image:  this is a photograph of the center of a Clematis flower, which I’ve processed in Lightroom 4 and Nik Color Efex Pro 2.

13 responses

  1. This is absolutely fabulous and very cool!
    You are the queen of special views!
    I like it very much!

    June 7, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    • What a nice compliment, Stefan. Thank you. I’m glad you like it.

      June 8, 2013 at 5:41 pm

  2. elmediat

    Oh yes indeed! Splendid ! 🙂

    June 7, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    • So kind of you, Joseph. It’s fun to experiment with botanicals this way.

      June 8, 2013 at 5:41 pm

  3. This one is really different. I didn’t know you could do that in lightroom.

    June 7, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    • I use both Lightroom and the NIK Efex filters (color and silver) for most of my post processing now. I used to use Lightroom exclusively, but the Nik Efex filters for Lightroom are fantastic.

      June 8, 2013 at 5:51 pm

  4. Magnifique. Comme un vitrail qui guide la lumière. Bon week-end.

    June 8, 2013 at 7:50 am

  5. Beautiful and very unusual for a shot of a flower – it’s like it’s simultaneously hiding the flower and revealing its true nature. It also makes me think of a dancer from a thirties musical, seen from above.

    June 8, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    • Ohh, I like this reading very much, Richard. I love how you see! Thank you.

      June 9, 2013 at 12:40 pm

  6. Like mercury in motion.

    June 8, 2013 at 7:58 pm

  7. Any healthy imagination can have a wonderful time with this!

    June 9, 2013 at 3:39 pm

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