Mandarin Orange Monday 55

Cliff Face Growth 

As you walk along the  pathway towards Manly’s Shelley Beach, of course your eyes are mostly drawn to the ocean and the occasional ship or even dolphin. Actually more than once the shark alarm has gone off when we were swimming on the beach  – but I have never actually seen one – thankfully.

On the opposite side of the path is a huge cliff, often wet after rain and quite lush with ferns and strangely growing roots of trees and vines. Since I am visiting Manly again soon I decided to use some pics from our last stay for Mandarin Orange Monday 55. Of  course they have been “orange-ified”.

Last week I featured a kookaburra. This is the sound of the Laughing Kookaburra, the kind we have here in Eastern Australia. And yes, they are related to the Kingfisher.

And yes there are kookaburras as well as cockatoos, lorikeets and many other birds at Fairy Bow, on the walk to Shelley Beach  at Manly, where the following pics were taken.

1.Tree roots growing on cliff face near Shelley Beach.
Nik Color Efex Filter –
Glamor Glow, Remove Colour Cast, Photo Stylizer (Varitone) 

As Above plus Nik Color Efex – Graduated Filters, Cross Balance.

Topaz Clean – Cartooned

As Above Plus Topaz Simplify – Sketch Colour (adjusted)
Photoshop Selective Colour
2. Ferns growing on cliff face near Shelley Beach.
Nik Color Efex Filter – Foliage, Photo Stylizer (Varitone)

As Above plus  Nik Color Efex – Stylizer again.
Topaz Clean Filter – Crisp Style

As Above plus Topaz Simplify – Sketch Colour
Photoshop Selective Colour

3. Ferns growing from small cave on cliff face.

Nik Color Efex – Foliage, Remove Color Cast.

As Above plus Nik Color Efex -Stylizer again.
Topz Clean Filter – Crisp Style

As Above plus Topaz Simplify Filter – Sketch Colour (twice)
Photoshop Selective Colour Adjustments.

4. Combine No. 1 and No. 3. Crop.
Transparency 80% – Screen
Increase Vibrancy

Combine No. 1 and No. 2. Crop.
Transparency 50% – Linear Dodge
Topaz Clean Filter – Curly Smooth.
Photoshop Selective Colour.


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21 thoughts on “Mandarin Orange Monday 55

  1. I love the textures and shapes that you brought out of the fern photograph and how you combined it with the tree roots. Blessings!PS – I didn't realize the Kookaburra was related to the kingfisher, which we have in Southwest Texas.

  2. I loved the roots … all of the pictures and then your edits. The Ferns are awesome , but I still liked the roots and the best is when you combined the two at the end. You and nature do a great job together :)Andrea @ From The Sol

  3. Lovely variations — thank you for sharing your notes. The textures and shapes are wonderful. I received your lovely art work from the anniversary give away — I know I will enjoy wearing!! Thank you!!

  4. Lovely variations — thank you for sharing your notes. The textures and shapes are wonderful. I received your lovely art work from the anniversary give away — I know I will enjoy wearing!! Thank you!!

  5. still catching up after vacay…love the kookaburra vid-never saw one in person but one year we had an unusual sighting of a kingfisher in my back yard. Love your photos and manipulations too-a touch of orange is always a good thing!

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