Topaz Tuesday – theme: Remember

I seem to like using Topaz on flowers. Not sure why. Maybe they just lend themselves well to certain filters. The orchid is a beautiful flower: showy, elegant, often fragrant; and for me they bring forth wonderful memories of my mom. Every birthday, mother’s day, special holiday – if dad gave mom a corsage, it was an orchid. So going to the an orchid show is special to me, as I remember how much my mom liked orchids. I thought these were stunning orchids, and while my photo doesn’t do them justice (not even with the Topaz filtering technique), I was still pleased with the final results.

Here is the tutorial, even though I didn’t have webbing on the photo, it is a wonderful way to “paint” a picture. Here’s the full pic:

Here’s a single orchid:

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8 comments on “Topaz Tuesday – theme: Remember

  1. Danudin says:

    Saw this earlier but couldn’t link to it, fancy flower for sure.

  2. Bobbie says:

    Love the bottom one–it cuts out all the distractions and focuses all the attention on the colors and textures of the flower.

  3. John & Lois says:

    Gorgeous flowers.
    Thanks for the link.

  4. Tammy says:

    Love the details topaz brought out…simply gorgeous!

  5. hmca14 says:

    Wasn’t able to link to the tut but do like the way you were able to isolate the flower in the second. The flower itself looks like it has a wonderful painterly look applied.

  6. PC PHOTO says:

    Great Work! Topaz makes it fun to extend our creativity.

  7. thellino says:

    Beautiful flowers, indeed.

  8. daryan3093 says:

    I love Topaz and I think you do as well. So easy to work with and to use. Sure makes your flowers stand out.

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