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Painted Bouquet

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Recently I have fallen in love with a set on Flickr ... it's the set titled Painterly by my contact Clive Sax. Being a painter myself, I was wildly impressed with this collection of photographic "paintings." But more than anything I was inspired to try to learn to do similar things with my own photographs.

 

Well today another of my contacts, one of my favorites - Gert van Duinen - uploaded a painterly photo of his own. Finally my jealousy of these talents got the better of me and I took to Photoshop, determined to do my best!

 

So, this is my first attempt, and I must say that I think it turned out better than expected ... especially for not having a clue what I was doing or how in the world I expected to achieve such results.

 

I feel a painterly set of my own coming on soon ... exciting!! :)

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Taken on October 4, 2009