To wrap up my trip to the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, we’ll be taking a look at some of the flowers up close. The colors are always spectacular in the sunlight, but there are always some challenges. The largest is red tulips. That shade of red always washes out the second you start manipulating the image. I like to try to find ways to work around it, but it doesn’t always work and the image suffers even if you try to mask it with an effect. Here are a bunch of the colorful images I took.
Now there is some nice purple.
I’m always fascinated with multi-colored petals.
Multiple colors of tulips sitting in their groups.
Pulling out the yellow and orange to stand out.
Such a cool design in nature.
A tiny tulip poking up.
This one just looks bizarre.
Some of the bizarre ones closed up.
Some more more of the tulips, and an example of the red washing out.
A look at the pink and into the tulip.
The red looking like vinyl, so I played with a vignette.
Focus on the petals and their colors instead of the stamen.
A side view of another style of tulip.
A view from the top.
A completely different style and some very hot orange.
Interesting fraying of the petals on this one.
If the color is getting too hot, sometimes you can deaden it a bit with some stipple effect.
They look like fire petals.
The purple and pink looks like a pastel painting.
A tiger stripe in a tulip.
Pulling out just the color of the tulip.
Faded out the red so I could actually use the image. It looks like a fake one covered in dust.
Highly saturated effect on the purple tulips.
On my way out I found this nice grouping.
Next week: A walk in the sun across the Brooklyn Bridge and then some wandering around DUMBO.