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Fluorescent Flower

What if you slept?

And what if,

In your sleep

You dreamed?

And what if,

In your dream,

You went to Heaven

And there plucked

A strange and

Beautiful flower?

And what if,

When you awoke,

You had the flower

In your hand?

Ah, what then? - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

 

I have been asked more than once how I achieved this effect. Okay.

I started with an ordinary shot of a petunia from my backyard.

I severely cropped the photo to just maybe 5/8 of the shot.

I put it on Paint Shop Pro 7 and messed with it.

As far as the messing with it goes, as best I recall, I enhanced the color severely.

And on Artistic Effects I used Contours and . . . maybe a few other effects I unfortunately don't remember. I may have used Neon.

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Taken in August 2008