In an attempt to revive my blogging, and since I have been doing more floral photography than quilting lately, I decided to do this quick post of a couple images recently taken. Inspired by “Photo Art Friday” from Pixel Dust Photo Art blog… this week’s prompt is “bokeh”, and since I have gotten that result with a few images with no help from Photoshop, I decided this was a good week to start.
This photo above is one that just happened to have the blurred sparkle “bokeh” background. This photo has not been altered in Photoshop Elements. I used my macro lens to catch the details of the fuzzy centers of these flowers that I had not noticed in the past… The button below will take you to the blog with more information about Photo Art Friday where I will be posting the Tradescantia photo.
This photo above shows a happy accident…. I was trying to get the Portulaca flowers up close, but only got half of the main flower and the background has the look of a tropical beach… The Geranium stems with buds remind me of Palm trees, and the table these plants were on took on the look of white beach sand with the pretty blue sky above…. I did use PSE to modify the background in this photo… it added a bit of sparkle… I am a beginner using the program and have a LOT to learn….
Future posts will have to update you on my many walks through my gardens… A strange season with many plants blooming early, some lost flowers to a hard freeze after very warm weather, and others have really surprised me with more blooms than expected…
Look for information about photos I will be making available for purchase…. If you see a photo on my blog you would like to purchase, please let me know which one(s) and size(s) preferred. I will be printing photos on Strathmore texture watercolor paper and Kodak soft gloss photo paper.