I’ve been sitting on this image for weeks. I was inspired by Leah Eddy’s self portrait that she submitted for the Selfy giveaway. I immediately thought her flower looked like a sun, which made me want to try putting a flower in a landscape, and use it as a sun.
I used Rays to make the flower look more like a light source, with rays coming from it. It still didn’t feel like it was part of the image. There is some disconnect, when it just looks like a photo on top of another photo.
I used Autopainter to create a painterly image (the first image) that makes the flower blend in better with the rest of the scene. I think it did came out pretty good, but I’m still not in love with it.