The mother in laws gift

I'm a bit like a kid in a sweetshop a the moment.
I am reading of all these new techniques (new to me that is) I am also beginning to get to grips with editing and yesterday I downloaded Topaz studio.
My mother in law brought me a Heather yesterday so I took a few shots and also tried out ICM for the first time.
I quite like this result when I layered two together.
I then spent about an hour trying all different things in Topaz, which did make them much prettier, but decided I had faffed enough so left it as is.

Thank you for your recent interest and very kind comments, your lovey response to yesterdays green shot was a huge encouragement :)


A stunning palette of gorgeous pastels :)
posted November 3rd, 2017  
Sounds like you are going to have fun. This is really pretty.
posted November 3rd, 2017  
This is really lovely. It looks like lupins, but you say it is heather. Must have a go with Topaz if you can get results like this. Fav
posted November 3rd, 2017  
Love this! The pinks are so pretty.
posted November 3rd, 2017  
Oh well done Suzanne! I decided not to go with Topaz because I ended up having to get another computer tower yesterday (laptop kept sparking and cutting out) but I did download the Nik collection of free filters. You must try them, they've added quite a few since I last downloaded them and they look like serious fun. Happy faffing!
posted November 3rd, 2017  
@suesouthwood Thank you Sue. They do indeed look like lupins, but it just a plain old heather, or calluna as the pot tells me! I merged the two photos in gimp, a free download similar to PS I believe, I'm not sure if topaz can do this but it certainly has some lovely effects, most of them I have yet to explore. Well worth downloading as it is also free.
posted November 3rd, 2017  
Beautiful done. Wish I could find the time to do more with my pic.`s. But, I love to do other hobby`s also. So I leave it as it is (for now).
posted November 3rd, 2017  
@fbailey Thank you Felicity, I must take a look at it. Quickly looking at Topaz it appears to have some lovely effects, perfect entertainment now its getting cold out there! Commiserations on the passing of you laptop by the way ;(
posted November 3rd, 2017  
@pyrrhula Thank you Ferry, If you don't have any spare time it's probably not very wise to do anything with your photos, all my other hobbies seem to have gone out the window now!! If you are interested Topaz studio appears to be quite easy with lots of preset effects, it just takes time deciding which one to go for!
posted November 3rd, 2017  
Well done.
posted November 3rd, 2017  
Love this abstract effect!
posted November 3rd, 2017  
Great effect. Love the softness of it.
posted November 3rd, 2017  
Wonderful edit. Very pretty effect.
posted November 4th, 2017  
This is fabulous Susanne, a work of art.
posted November 4th, 2017  
ICM is fun and I got so interested in Topaz that I'm dowlowding it right now.
posted November 4th, 2017  
Very nice effect.
posted November 4th, 2017  
Lovely fav. Are these editing programs for the computer or also available for phone app?
posted November 4th, 2017  
Excellent ICM. I haven't done one of these for a while. I must give it a go soon. I love the colours.
posted November 4th, 2017  
Fantastic result. Fav.
posted November 4th, 2017  
this is so beautiful!
posted November 4th, 2017  
Lovely abstract effect
posted November 4th, 2017  
Beautiful unsharpness...
posted November 4th, 2017  
Instant fav!
posted November 4th, 2017  
@gardenfolk Thank you, As far as I am aware these are only available for computers :(
posted November 5th, 2017  
@ingajohansson Oh I hope you like it, I certainly think I will :)
posted November 5th, 2017  
A work of art, love it
posted November 5th, 2017  
Some of Jackson Pollock's work? :-)
posted November 9th, 2017  
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