I love daisies and look forward to the time in the summer when the biggest ones come into bloom.
Below you'll find edited photos that I've taken over the last few days. I used Photoshop Elements 9 to change their appearance from simple photographic images to simpler artistic forms.
For this photo I made subtle changes in the contrast, colour, and saturation, then used the "cartoon edges" filter to give the appearance of pencil lines.
I love the effect that this gives, especially with the side view and the house siding provides a great even backdrop
More Cartoon Effects
This photo has been treated in a similar manner, with the daisy viewed from above.
A close crop around the edge of the main flower brings out the symmetry and a small bud at the edge shows the potentiality and how from this small green innocuous sphere a flower of stunning beauty arises.
I also like the background of green stems shown here.
Bathed in Sunlight
You can feel the warmth of the sun beating down in this picture.
The petals are glowing almost white hot, and the increased contrast accentuates the effect of this.
More cartoon edges bring individual petals and leaves into sharp relief.
Although this flower was almost disfigured as a daisy it had a beautiful form.
The petals reminded me of a cockatoo somehow, and framing just half of the flower brought out this view.
Evening Flash Glow
This photograph was taken as the sun was going down (see the picture at the bottom for the painted sunset from the same night).
The flash from the camera created the glowing white petals in this case and thus increased the contrast so that the flowers were in string relief.
It has been raining a little while before so there were raindrops sprinkled over the daisies; you can see them highlighted like jewels.
Using the "dry brush" filter gave a much softer appearance in this case.
I hope you enjoyed the pics :-)