Tweaked blooms for Bloom Day

Violet blossoms are still my only contribution for February 2010’s Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day.  You can see them in my January post.  Rather than take similar photos of them again, I thought I’d share what photoshop tweaking can do.  You get some amazing effects with some flower photos.

Compare the pre-tweaked violet photo on the left with the tweaked one on the right.

The difference in the violet photos is subtle … the following less so.

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Gerberas become an abstract art print.



Hydrangea takes on surreal hues.



A viburnum in snow with a watercolor look.



Any my favorite of this bunch – the sweet peas – glow with enhanced accented edging.


Head on over to Carol’s place at May Dreams Gardens to soak in blooms from other gardens and feast your eyes with cyberspace’s Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day.

12 comments for “Tweaked blooms for Bloom Day

  1. February 15, 2010 at 11:00 am

    My favorite is the watercolor-style viburnum, although the gerberas are very Warhol-esque. Happy GBBD!

  2. February 15, 2010 at 11:56 am

    Love the Violets!

    Bloom Day pics are all fun, any way you look at it. I even have a Macro!

  3. February 15, 2010 at 1:19 pm


    what a celebration for bloom day, i love what you did with your tweeked photo’s did you use photoshop or some other cool software? nice composition.

  4. joenesgarden
    February 15, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    Thanks Caroline, Nell Jean, and Noel – yes I used photoshop.

  5. February 15, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    I love your photos. I think the hydrangea is my favorite. Do you think the blue shades are due to the temperature? I always have yellow in the summer time. Thanks for the views.

  6. February 15, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    My favorite is the hydrangea bloom. My daughter (Marsanne) has a Bamboo tablet that uses a version of photoshop. She just got it for her birthday. Stop by our blog and see what she has done.

  7. February 16, 2010 at 12:19 am

    thanks for the photoshopped pictures. that was fun. Jeannie

  8. joenesgarden
    February 16, 2010 at 1:29 am

    Cindy, the blue in the hydrangea is due to our acid soil. Glad you like the tweaking.

  9. joenesgarden
    February 16, 2010 at 1:38 am

    Melody, Nice photos on your site. Thanks for stopping by.

  10. joenesgarden
    February 16, 2010 at 1:39 am

    Jeannie, glad you stopped by.

  11. February 16, 2010 at 2:33 am

    Beautiful play with your images Joenes! I love them all.

    • joenesgarden
      February 16, 2010 at 8:06 am

      Thanks, Carol. It’s a lot of fun to play with the possibilities photoshop offers for image enhancement.

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