I like this image a lot. It's simple, it has nice early morning light and an other-worldly feel to it. The leaves at the bottom are a bit Triffid-like, maybe that's it.
Here's what I started with. Shot on my iPhone in July, 2013 in the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne.
I like to use Snapseed for cropping. The image got a fairly serious crop.
The leaf on the bottom left had to go, so I used touchRetouch for that. What an awesome app.
The next edit is in Glaze. I added some texture, using one of the 'sunset' options.
I think Repix is rather gimmicky, but it's also fun. I started to add some components to the image, using the 'stain' and 'stars' options.
Next, I took it into Laminar, to fool around some more. Sadly, Laminar is not supported by iOS 7, so I won't be using it again. I used the 'wrinkled cloth' option but I'm not sure which menu that was in.
DistressedFX was the next app to be used. I chose the 'Stirred' and 'Lade' options to treat the background. Nearly there now.
I often do my finishing up in Snapseed. Here, I have used the "center focus' feature and chose the second pre-set option, which I think is 'portrait'.
I shoot for fun, with a Sony A7II, a Mavic Pro and my trusty iPhone 6s.