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Emotion resulting from a work of art is only of value when it is not obtained by sentimental blackmail.
- Jean Cocteau


Tutorials and Resources
- Warm/vintage edit: [link]

Materials and Methods
Nikon D80 + 50mm F1.8. GIMP for post editing. High ISO so I ended up trying out the ISO noise reduction. Warm/vintage edit though for this shot the screened layer was more pink than purple :shrug: Multiplied yellow layer at 50% opacity and screened pink layer at 20% opacity for a warmer feel.

Additional Comments
Just another one of those cliche shots I've been meaning to try for the longest time :XD: I got over my aversion to picking flowers and spreading weeds to do this shot :lol: Arbitrary title...feel free to suggest another one :shrug:

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:iconalivegurl:
alivegurl Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i've always wanted to do something like this
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:iconoopurple--coffeeoo:
oOpurple--coffeeOo Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
beautiful.
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:iconartistforhim:
Artistforhim Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010
Lovely.
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:iconemm-tee:
Emm-Tee Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010
Nice shot.
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:iconalmijunior:
AlmiJunior Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this! May u let me to make a vector from this pic? All rights you, sure.
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:iconjeanfan:
JeanFan Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Sure :) Just credit and link back to the picture. I'd love to see the results :D
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:iconalmijunior:
AlmiJunior Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much, when I finish it, you'll see *-*
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:iconfudexdesign:
fudexdesign Featured By Owner May 30, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
beautiful
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:iconxbrokencrayonsx:
xBrokenCRAYONsx Featured By Owner May 23, 2010
this is so cute! simplicity <3
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:iconnatsumiie:
Natsumiie Featured By Owner May 17, 2010
WAW !
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:iconimaginary-whisper:
imaginary-whisper Featured By Owner May 12, 2010  Student Photographer
wow great!
Nice colours!
Really interesting quote :D
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:iconoverclouded:
overclouded Featured By Owner May 10, 2010   Photographer
i love your hairstyle! so pretty!
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:iconnoagamze:
NoaGamze Featured By Owner May 5, 2010
Lovely!
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:icondeviant-honey:
deviant-honey Featured By Owner May 5, 2010
ohhh you did a great job!!!congrats
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:iconvampirevengeance:
VampireVengeance Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Hobbyist
Very nice portrait. I like the composition and the soft tones. :):hug:
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:iconoyah:
oyah Featured By Owner May 3, 2010
Wonderful~! :heart:
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:iconx-mirror-memories-x:
x-MirRor-MemOriEs-x Featured By Owner May 3, 2010
gorgeous!
The way the background is blurry(circled? however you call it) really brings attention to the main part of the picture beautifully, but still lets the background keep its own beauty, as with all of your pictures with the blur/circle effect :D

I've been meaning to do a few shoots with dandelions too but never got around to it :)
they're all gone now, but they always come back.
There's this one ditch nearby that has a small forest of them, and it looks surreal on foggy days.
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:icontatsuminamoto:
TatsuMinamoto Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Student General Artist
Is very deep, I'm touched by your photo :happycry:
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:iconjump-and-canon:
Jump-and-Canon Featured By Owner May 3, 2010
I definitely liked that title, that's a really interesting quote. Lovely photo :)
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:iconthewhitetiger:
TheWhiteTiger Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Aaaah~! So sweet and beautiful!
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:iconevillizard:
EvilLizard Featured By Owner May 3, 2010
LOLZ LIKELIKELIKE! ... are you gonna stuff the dandelion seeds up my nose as blackmail T___T
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:iconjeanfan:
JeanFan Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
no I'm gonna stick it up Kevin's nose D:
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:iconahsie:
ahsie Featured By Owner May 3, 2010
Emotion resulting from a work of art is only of value when it is not obtained by sentimental blackmail.
- Jean Cocteau

how can emotion en obtained by sentimental blackmail? I don't quite get this...

Btw, somehow, the picture gives a japanese sort of feel. I think it's the model's clothes and hair style and the general summer feel...
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:iconsutilszter:
sutilszter Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful!... <3
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:iconarchann:
archanN Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
nice!
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:iconbeautiful-evil9:
Beautiful-evil9 Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful work!
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:iconjason9811:
Jason9811 Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah your beauty makes me jealous. I'm not as good looking ;) haha
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:iconpinkuken:
PinkuKen Featured By Owner May 3, 2010
beautifull :heart:
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:icondangaran22:
dangaran22 Featured By Owner May 3, 2010   Writer
beautiful
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:iconleg0oo0:
Leg0oo0 Featured By Owner May 2, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
awesome @.@
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:iconchiiyo-rin:
chiiyo-rin Featured By Owner May 2, 2010
jean, you're so cute :3
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:iconarte-chic:
arte-chic Featured By Owner May 2, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I love the way you composed this picture. I was going to do a "blowing a dandelion" photo before my camera was stolen :(
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:iconpunkidder:
Punkidder Featured By Owner May 2, 2010
I like your hair. Nuff said.
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:iconmegaclaw2:
megaclaw2 Featured By Owner May 2, 2010
One of your best pieces yet!!!! Don't worry about the high ISO you can try and mask it with a film grain filter.

This defiantly screams professionalism. It almost looks like you made it for a book cover.

Btw your hair style is very pretty.
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:iconjeanfan:
JeanFan Featured By Owner May 2, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Cool thanks :D Glad you like it :glomp:
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:icontwisted-innocence:
twisted-innocence Featured By Owner May 2, 2010
this is such a great photo! love <3
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:iconjestry:
jestry Featured By Owner May 2, 2010
I don't know. I feel like this shot is a little too faded. Like, nothing really stands out anymore.

But it's a cute concept. (:
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:iconkpoprules:
kpoprules Featured By Owner May 2, 2010
When i first started using gimp i had these two things on the side but now there is only one. One side is the tools and stuff but the other side is gone and idk how to make it come back :(
I also downloaded you scripts but i have no clue how to use them o.o i don't even know how to open it :(
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:iconjeanfan:
JeanFan Featured By Owner May 2, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm not sure which "thing" you're talking about, but most likely you've just un-viewed a tool bar. If the "thing" you're talking about is the Layers toolbox, just click Ctrl + L (hold down Ctrl while clicking the L key). Otherwise, you can try clicking things under View in the top menu.

There are instructions for how to install on the top of my website's GIMP script page where you downloaded the GIMP scripts ;)
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:iconkpoprules:
kpoprules Featured By Owner May 2, 2010
thank you so much :) you awesome :D
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:iconxenophotography:
XenoPhotography Featured By Owner May 2, 2010
woah, this is amazing, the colors and everything - make more art please ;)

xoxo big fan :love:
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:iconsalamanderflame:
salamanderFLAME Featured By Owner May 2, 2010
Lovely~:love:
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:iconhalfgeniushalfwit:
HalfGeniusHalfWit Featured By Owner May 2, 2010
Gentle, delicate, and perfect :)
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:iconstluka:
STLUKA Featured By Owner May 2, 2010
:heart:
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:iconlapetiteanzu:
LapetiteAnzu Featured By Owner May 2, 2010
Awesome *-*
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:iconfantocheimorrivel:
fantocheimorrivel Featured By Owner May 2, 2010
I love you hair!
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:iconprincessparanoid:
princessparanoid Featured By Owner May 2, 2010   Photographer
so sweet =)
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:icon3viltiki:
3viltiki Featured By Owner May 2, 2010  Professional General Artist
Magnificent!
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:icontasteofthesun:
Tasteofthesun Featured By Owner May 2, 2010
This is too cute!
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:iconhalfie-redpanda:
halfie-redpanda Featured By Owner May 2, 2010
that is just so so beautiful.
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Make
NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D80
Shutter Speed
10/12500 second
Aperture
F/1.8
Focal Length
50 mm
ISO Speed
800
Date Taken
May 1, 2010, 6:29:50 PM

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