I spotted a beautifully formed pink rose and wanted to emphasize its soft curves, first by using a large aperture during capture and later by using masked layers of textures and some digital hand-painting. This is my result after using portions of four texture layers (the darkest of which was painted only into shadow areas) and some manual brushwork on separate layers. Better in Lightbox! (Olympus E-5 & Zuiko 50mm macro, f/2.5, 1/500 sec., ISO 200, open shade, handheld) Textures used are from Leslie Nicole's French Kiss Textures (Tableaux/Windsong and Symphony, Artiste/Joyeuse and Textures 2/Rembrandt).
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