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painted peony
Painted Peony - Jim Martinsen
Those who know me know my wife Karla is a master gardener. She brought this peony into the house and placed it in a tall glass vase. It was beautiful. But, I wanted to make the image more than just another picture of a pretty flower. So I loaded it into Photoshop tweaked it, "cleaned" it up, adjusted a plethora of settings. When I was done I applied an art filter to turn it into a photo painting. Then I found the most elaborate frame I could find and framed it. It's one of my favorites. I hope you like it too.