Friday, March 15, 2013

Always After Me Lucky Charms...

This one is for the Green challenge at Take a Word.

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The shamrocks I used are oxalis, which grows rampantly wild here. (I don't mind because it gets pretty pink flowers.) I read somewhere that shamrocks are a type of oxalis, so shamrocks they be. The hills in the background were actually photographed in Scotland. (Close enough, LOL!) I flattened the highlands a bit and pumped up the green for the Irish effect. I used four separate "shamrock" shots to make sure it didn't look like I was just duplicating the same image over and over again.

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I'm still working on effective ways to make rainbows. This time I made gigantic circle in Illustrator with the whole spectrum as a radial gradient, then exported it to Photoshop and chopped it in half. I think I need to find a tutorial to see if there is an easier way.

NOTE: I've also just submitted this to Sunday Postcard Art.

11 comments:

  1. love the first one , but the landscape wow, so beautiful

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  2. Your creation with the rainbow behind the hand full of shamrocks is amazing!

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  3. This is quite delightful-magical!!

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  4. Wow these are beautiful! Have a nice weekend!

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  5. Oh dear, I've had troubles finding time to comment on all the beautiful green entries this week. I love your rainbow, Deborah, and the handful of shamrocks. Beautiful!

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  6. What a fabulous St. Patrick's day card...fabulous work!

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  7. Great image - skillfully done!

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