This time of year it is hard going out into the cold to set up to capture images so I decided to take a break from the paperwork and head to Matthaei Botanical Gardens in Ann Arbor with a friend. There is always a nice variety of tropical plants and there is always something in bloom.
My friend Jim Robertson sent me this image of a cluster of Lilies from the outing.He used Nik Viveza to darken the background and also used Color Efex for a little detail extraction and some silver reflector effect.
I went in a little closer for the back of a Lily and then used texture screens to give it the look of an etching.
It is always great visiting Matthaei Botanical Gardens in January.
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