A Branch of Orange

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About Brenda

"Brenda adores the birds. She is enchanted with their grace, their beauty. It was the birds and being out among them that gave her the peace she so needed and forged a new passion She uses a camera to capture those incredible moments, to savor them and share them with others. For her the camera was freedom. Brenda spent her life healing others, and dealing with incredible pain and despair. The world of birds and nature and photography was what she turned to in order to see the beautiful side of the world" -Eric Curtis Cummings
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13 Responses to A Branch of Orange

  1. what a firework of colors! 🙂

  2. Fayef says:

    What a spectacular sunset! Thanks for sharing this enormously beautiful photo. And thanks for visiting my Li’l Redhead.

  3. Bjørg Nina says:


    Adorable sun behind the branch, we have too much darkness at the moment ;:OD)
    Thanks for visiting me, have a nice week!

  4. Love this shot….it is so gorgeous!!

  5. rachel27b says:

    I absolutely love this shot!. I love the way the branches look so lacy against the orange backdrop – beautiful.
    You asked about the High Pass Filter. I use Photoshop CS5. Once I have finished my edits and flattened my image, I copy the Background Layer, change the Blend mode to Overlay 100%, then go to the Filter Layer, choose Other, then High Pass. I play around with the Radius settings until I get the look I want – normally between 1 – 5px. I cannot find the actual post, but I learnt this tip from Mira Crisp at http://www.crispphotoworks.com.
    Another method I have seen recently is:
    Open your photo and copy the original layer (ctrl+j)
    On the copied layer, choose the high pass filter (filter – other + high pass) (illustration 01)
By default the radius is set to 10 pixels, which should be suitable.  Click OK.
    Change the blending mode for the layer. Set it to Hard Light (illustration 02)
    Play around with the opacity of the layer until you’re satisfied with the result.
    If needed you can also add a Brightness/Contrast Layer, but this depends entirely on your photo.
    Unfortunately, I cannot give credit where it’s due, as I cannot remember the website where I saw the tip!

  6. Lori says:

    Beautifully orange and glowing composition! I like the texture of the branches and leaves against the orange sky. Thank you for sharing on Mandarin Orange Monday:)

  7. LadyD says:

    Great composition; wonderful orange sun. Just perfect for the meme!

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