Monday, 20 October 2014


The first image was taken on a sunny Winter's day. A few months later the image was processed with several Photoshop filters to give the following two versions. I usually work through effects using multiple layers, sometimes as many as 20-30, before I arrive at the result I like. The last image with the almost 3D effect was achieved using a blend of blurred and sharpened layers.

This post is part of the Monday Mellow Yellows meme,
and also part of the Mandarin Orange Monday meme,
and also part of the Nature Footsteps Inspiring Photography meme,
and also part of the Blue Monday meme.


  1. The filters in the second two images totally change the feeling of the photo!! The original is a rather bland thing, but the last one, especially, is a real eye-catcher!!

  2. Hi Nick,

    I like the first (true) shot. (Of course, you knew I would.) Isn’t it fun finding and playing with blue?

    Happy Blue Monday!

  3. I could reach right into that third picture and touch those red hot branches. I love to play too, so I can see the fun you had here. Nice and interesting outcomes ...

    Andrea @ From the Sol

  4. Great images, the last one is psychedelic!

  5. The the image you shared on MoM (the second ) is my favourite. I like the precise line and the colour contrast - dramatic composition too. How on earth do you manage to choose only three from your 20 or 30 combinations??? I do a lot and I also publish too many. You have done well to choose three very good ones....would be curious one time to see the lot! Thanks Nick, for sharing on Mandarin Orange Monday:)

  6. I favor the middle one...the colors go well together....have a great day♪

  7. last image is popping out like 3D image. :) Cool!


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