These blossoms were part of a bed of flowers just off the dining patio of the P.F. Chang’s in Chino Hills, California. I was across the street when they caught my eye, and I moved across the street and captured a dozen frames or so of the flowers which were sprouting up in front of a low sand toned stucco wall, with a dark, shaded covered patio looming over the wall. I isolated the flowers and darkened the entire background using layers and masking in Photoshop. The Topaz Simplify “Harsh Color” filter was used to stylize the flowers.
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