This article shares a selection of 18 flower and foliage images that were processed into macro flower photo art. The ‘poster edges’ filter treatment in Topaz was used in a consistent manner on all of the images to make them part of a photographic family.
Dedication to Pam Gaynor
On December 15th 2019 we lost a long time member of our family of readers, Pam Gaynor. This article is dedicated to her memory. I would like to thank her partner of 38 years, Judy Underwood, for providing us with a copy of Pam’s obituary.
“Pam Gaynor was born in Russellville, KY. She died at home in Hospice Care on December 15, 2019 from kidney cancer. She was happily surprised to reach her 80th year.
As the smartest kid in her class she went on to receive a PhD in Psychology at the University of Chicago and spent ten years in academia. She taught at the University of Illinois Medical Center; was an associate professor at CSU where she started the Psych of Women class; and taught at an alternative school, William James College in Michigan. Leaving academia, she founded the Centennial Center for Human Services in Fort Collins where she had a successful psychotherapy practice for many years.
Pam was an intrepid Colorado mountain woman. She loved her “magic land” in Buckhorn Canyon where she slept in a tipi. Her cherished primary residence for 35 years was in beautiful Poudre Canyon. There she raised chickens, an abundant vegetable garden and cultivated colorful flowers of all kinds. Her mountain life kept her strong and offered ample inspiration for creative pursuits including gardening and flower photography. Two of her photographs won national awards.
She will be greatly missed by her beloved partner of 38 years, Judy Underwood, her step-daughter Danya Rivlin, Danya’s husband Eyal and their daughters Mia and Ella.”
NOTE: Click on images to enlarge.
“If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly our whole life would change.” – Buddha
“Where flowers bloom so does hope.” – Lady Bird Johnson
“Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature.” – Gerald De Nerval
Photographs were captured handheld using camera gear as noted in the EXIF data. All images were produced from RAW files using my standard process. The poster edges filter treatment in Topaz was used on all of the photographs in this article.
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