Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Amaryllis (Posterized Photo)

Amaryllis (Posterized Photo) Originally uploaded by randubnick

The temperature here is absolutely frigid, but the amaryllis is in full bloom today. Of course, I took pictures with my phonecam. I chose the image I liked best, cropped it for the composition, and then opened it in Painter IX. I decided to try to posterize it because, well for one thing, these days I am posterizing everything that moves (or doesn't) because it is fascinating to me. It is fun to see what happens to the colors, and I thought the effect on the blossom and window blinds would be interesting. I played around with the posterizing controls till I was happy with the effect: a nice tropical image for a freezing cold January day.

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