The Calling


The flower exploded.

Did you ever have a day when the flowers were exploding? Seems far fetched, but it could happen…

…in your dreams.

That’s not what happened to me. I don’t think.

I photographed a dandelion and while I was processing it, it came to me that I could make it look like fireworks. Or, a day on the sun. Or, a summer’s day in Southeastern Louisiana.

So, I did.

It’s got a combination of exploding suns, too much faux bokeh and a whole bunch of other imperfections that I added to ruin the look of a pretty flower.

What could I do? It was in my head. I had to get it out.

Wouldn’t you do the same thing?

If you could.

How? How? How?

First, I took a picture.

Then, I processed it in Snapseed. That gave me a healthy looking Dandelion.

Then, I went to work in OnOne. I used a look called hot desert. I added faux bokeh. I added a sun refraction. Finally, I added a border.

That’s it.

Just 8,420 easy steps. Well, not that much. But, a lot.

Wow! Wow! Wow!

Published by Ray Laskowitz

I am a visual storyteller. I've been making pictures for some 40 years. I travel the world in search of the right image. in the right light at the right time. You can reach me by phone at 505.280.4686, or by email at Ray@Laskowitzpicturess.com or Pictures34@me.com. For a quick look at my work please go to www.laskowitzpictures.com.

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