19 Feb 15. No sooner were the words about forsythia out of my mouth than I was informed by a list member that her forsythia was in bloom. Being as that was just a few hundred yards south of me I ventured out in the beautiful sunlight yesterday to grab a few shots. The lighting was wonderful, the company likewise, and the breeze even offered to cooperate, so the effort in getting a few decent images was nil. This is one of those shots and I've chosen to convert it to a more painterly look, in particular, to something along the lines of what Monet might have done with the flower. Although not exactly a Monet impression, it is, I believe, close to what he might have done with it.
The original shot was adjusted for max tonal range, although not much adjustment was needed, and then run through a filter to create the look. I did a tiny bit of manipulation over that which the filter produced, but nothing worthy of discussion. Nikon D300s; 105mm macro; Aperture Priority; ISO 400; 1/1000 sec @ f /10.