This is Why I Went to the Botanical Gardens

Last week I headed to the botanical gardens in the city after seeing that they had a tulip exhibition there. Tulips are beautiful flowers, with the more complex patterns being rarer dude to genetic mutations that mean the flowers reproduce less. Of course when I got to the gardens I saw the snake that I shared earlier this week and I spent a while shooting as well as some frogs that I will share later in the week.

Tulips-looking-up-at-an-angle

Fields of tulips are quite imposing to photograph with so many possibilities. Shooting up you feel smaller as the flowers tower over you with the sky wide over the top.

I used Color Efex to tone the image; using dark contrast, cross processing, sunlight and glamour glow filters layered. After the effects being added there were some hard edges in the blurred flowers in the background. I duplicated my image blurred the layer  and masked in the blur to take the edge off the artifacts. I also sharpened the image.

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