Spring is nearly here and the tulips are starting to appear in the store. The creative part of my brain has been active lately so I picked up these charming yellow tulips to not only enjoy but to also play with.
Setting these onto my newly acquired Lightpad by Artograph I selected three of them and laid them next to each other.
Using my Canon 5D Mark IV with the 100mm macro lens attached, I also added a Neewer Ring Flash that I held above the lens to illuminate the top sides of the tulips.
Bringing the image into Lightroom for some minor edits, I then brought the image into Photoshop to begin enhancing the image. With a yellow texture that I created one morning at sunrise, I added the background with the multiply option and then brushed details of the flower back in with the brush. Flattening the layers, I then transferred the image to Topaz Impressions where I added the painterly effect at a reduced opacity.
This has now inspired me to find more yellow flowers to create a color themed floral gallery.