The Abraham Darby has bloomed


The "Abraham Darby" (a David Austen rose) has bloomed for the first time this year. I'm always intrigued by its ruffly petals that remind me of an old painting. So I tried my hand at making the photograph look more like a painting in Photoshop by using a texture, erasing the texture strategically, and then adding in highlights sparingly.

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16 comments:

Becca's Dirt said...

You sure did a great job on the picture. Gorgeous rose. Happy Easter to you and your family.

Heidi Ashworth said...

Gorgeous photo! It's so hard to decide which is my favorite rose but since I have always made sure to have an Abraham Darby in every house we have lived in for the last 15 years (except in Colorado--I wasn't there long enough) I would have to guess that AD is at least in my top five. Mine is doing very well--I have had three huge lucious blooms already and there are 6 about to bloom and tons and tons of buds. It takes a while for an AD to really establish itself and mine looks like it has (finally) reached that point this year. Yay!

Willow said...

Really beautiful! I'm glad you are realizing how much creativity and talent you have!

Joanie said...

Just beautiful! Love this digital painting. You truly have a knack!
Love you,
YLA

perennialgardener said...

Ooh that is beautiful, I love the rufflie petals. Great background too! ;)

Deanna said...

Cindy, the flower looks like a beautiful Southern belle dress! It's probably the prettiest flower I've ever seen. Great job!

Hugs,
Deanna :D

Carolynn said...

Wow, that is a beautiful rose. The petals look like fabric all folded up.

Cynthia said...

That's one of my favorite roses too. The digi painting looks great.

There's another amazing rose called 'The Alychemist' that has a variety of peach, pink and yellow shade in it that is even prettier than Abraham (if you can imagine!)

Yolanda Elizabet Heuzen said...

Lovely rose Cindy and you made a lovely "painting" of it. I've just bought a new David Austen rose myself: Constance Spry, a pink climer. Can't wait for her to flower.

Happy Easter, Cindy!

Joanne said...

What a beautiful rose and lovely artistic photograph

Suzanne said...

I came over from Muddy Boot Dreams. She paid a nice tribute to you today. Love "Dusting in Pearls" -- congratulations! This rose is gorgeous and the texture is beautiful!

Suzanne
justanotherhangup.blogspot.com

berries01 said...

Oh, I love this pic! The rose is gorgeous and nice treatment you've done! :)

Loree said...

Very pretty rose and the way you altered the photo makes it look quite unique.

Anna said...

Oh this is beautiful! Thanks for the name, never knew. Anna :)

Tatersmama said...

Jen at Muddy Boot Dreams sent me... and I'm so glad she did!

That rose is simply breathtaking and I can't wait to browse through more of your blog and find more gorgeous treasures like this one!

Strawberry Lane said...

Beautiful photo, gorgeous rose and great Photoshop effect. You are something!

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