The experimentation continues. Moved from one to multiple gradients and some selective blurring. Then just for fun I added a contrasting colour – in the form of a ladybird. Photoshop certainly is enjoyable now that I have gotten over my pre-conceived notions.
Photo 1: Clematis and Ladybird final image
Photo 2: Clematis after shading and blurring
Photo 3: Original Clematis photo