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Vintage Pastel Shooting Star

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 22 February 2009 in Plant & Nature.

This was processed using Roberta Murray's, "Vintage Pastel Tutorial," picked up from a link on Suzanne Cumming's blog a short while ago.

"Change the changeable, accept the unchangeable,
and remove yourself from the unacceptable."

NIKON D300 1/320 second F/7.1 ISO 200 225 mm (35mm equiv.)

Suzanne from Huntington Bch, California, United States

Like petals of fuschia fire...very lovely.

22 Feb 2009 6:24am

Mathilde from Fontainebleau, France

Cyclamens! Great macro indeed enhanced by the treatment! Bon WE at you!

22 Feb 2009 6:38am

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Wow..that is some vibrant colour!

22 Feb 2009 6:45am

@bluechameleon: It was a fun experiment, Sharon! Probably won't do it all that much.

rem_la from Villiers, France

j'aime ces couleurs un peu vives !

22 Feb 2009 6:47am

Jean-François from Les Issambres, France

pleine lumière ! cool !

22 Feb 2009 6:59am

Linerberry from Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand

Very striking and vibrant!! Wonderful!

22 Feb 2009 7:47am

missparis from PARIS, France

Superbes ces couleurs par ce temps maussade

22 Feb 2009 8:24am

EYES WIDE SHUT from The library of my soul, United Kingdom

Can I remove my sunglasses now, Jack! ha ha
Positively electric, bursting from my screen with vibrant glory.

22 Feb 2009 8:33am

Observing from West Cheshire, United Kingdom

I am presented with a blaze of color Jack, a good process to give a bloom impact.

22 Feb 2009 9:13am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

wow ! like a candy !

22 Feb 2009 9:55am

@Anna.C: As with all candy, a little bit goes a long way!

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Très belles couleurs vivent, beau traitement!

22 Feb 2009 10:31am

zOOm from Paris, France

Gorgeous colors ! Wwow !

22 Feb 2009 11:30am

kerfendal from Paris, France

more "musical" than the others, this is a great serie

22 Feb 2009 11:33am

@kerfendal: In the realm of music, Max, I would call it jazz improvisation.

Marcah from Quincy, United States

fascinating creation.

22 Feb 2009 12:06pm

Veronelle from Lens, France

dancing flowers

22 Feb 2009 12:21pm

Alivia from Saint-Etienne, France

couleurs vives pour ces ampoules qui brillent de lumière, gorgeous colors, bravo John.

22 Feb 2009 12:55pm

Lee from Fort Frances Ontario, Canada

Over saturation at its finest. Not my style though. However, we all need to keep experimenting and trying new styles. Talk to you again.

22 Feb 2009 12:57pm

@Lee: To be honest, Lee, it's not really my style either. f I had not had a tutorial to follow step by step, I couldn't have done it. It's my tip of the hat to "Carnival."

Betty from New Jersey, United States

Fantastic colors! A very successful experiment!

22 Feb 2009 1:22pm

-1q5yChØt!c- from Persia, Iran

belle,fantastic and lovely shot !

22 Feb 2009 1:37pm

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

Wow! Such intensity in these colors. The intense saturation works for this.

22 Feb 2009 2:19pm

alex centrella from California, United States

very bright and intense colors...well caught !

22 Feb 2009 2:29pm

dogilicious from Millerstown, PA, United States

The processing is really cool in this one. Like the flower has a light bulb in it.

22 Feb 2009 2:32pm

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Personnellement j'aime moins cette photo, je trouve que le rose est trop fort

22 Feb 2009 3:28pm

@Sof: It is a process that tends to create a strong response from people.

Hema Iyer from Bangalore, India

Very vibrant colors. Very different prosessing than your other snaps.

22 Feb 2009 3:31pm

@Hema Iyer: This was following a tutorial to the letter to see the results. You're quite right about its not being my style.

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Wonderful flowers shot and beautiful processing,

22 Feb 2009 4:41pm

Ajay from Pune, India

I simply love the composition here. Like how the shot blurred from the sites. Perfect design for the shot.

22 Feb 2009 5:22pm

Yvon from Orleans, France

nice shot, Jack, like a painting; the colors are wonderful

22 Feb 2009 7:16pm

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

Just beautiful thanks for the explanation yesterday

22 Feb 2009 7:27pm

mmolinah from Spain

Incredible color, god backgrond and fantastic processing and result

22 Feb 2009 7:30pm

Denise from Perry, United States

Very bright! Woke me from my nap, have been down with a cold:( This gets me yearning for spring...

22 Feb 2009 9:58pm

Barbara from Florida, United States

Illuminating effect. Vibrant.
What has as much effect is the powerful quote.
A few words that say so much.
Where is the quote from?

23 Feb 2009 12:43am

@Barbara: Unfortunately I can't remember where I found that quote, Barbara. Sorry.

amy from Nanaimo, BC, Canada

I'm so pleased you used Roberta's tutorial!! Beautifully done, too!

23 Feb 2009 2:39am

Tammy/Cricket from Huntsville, United States

BAng.....what color. The processing is great.

23 Feb 2009 3:49am

Diane Schuller from Hythe, Canada

I really like how this turned out (I know who Roberta is -- went to her gallery showing this weekend but didn't know she had tutorials for effects). I love that spider web at the top of these shooting stars.

23 Feb 2009 3:30pm

@Diane Schuller: Suzanne, as my intro stated, put me on to both Roberta and this tutorial. Glad that you noticed the spider web; I, too, thought that it was a nice touch.

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Totally cool.

23 Feb 2009 5:36pm

NarB from Bruxelles, Belgium

Great tones and light.

23 Feb 2009 7:15pm