Friday, November 18, 2011

Rosehips

A week ago a friend of mine brought me some roses, rosehips and hydrangea beautifully put together. I was so touched by this little gesture, that I wanted to keep it forever and therefore took a whole bunch of pictures. When I looked at the photos on my computer I thought that it must be a lot of fun to play with them - and so I did, using my favorite technique which is adding texture.


Here's the "recipe":

levels adjustment
hue/saturation adjustment
Bonnie's texture "Bonjour ma douce", darker color at 100%
Bonnie's texture "Dersert Canvas", saturation at 100%
hue/saturation adjustment
levels adjustment.

I like the monochromatic look of it - first time that I try this.
I'm linking this to Photo Art Friday, which always challenges me to try something new. It's a good challenge.
This is also today's Art Every Day Month.



22 comments:

Carole Meisenhelter said...

that was a beautiful gift; I can imagine the delight you felt when it was given. Your texture changes have made such a pretty picture

Michele said...

Beautiful. I love your photography!

RobanStudio said...

What a beautiful bouquet and a great friend. Love what you did with the photo.

RobanStudio said...

What a beautiful bouquet from a great friend! Love what you did with your photo.

windrock studio said...

Hey Carola, how beautiful! and what a nice friend. You're doing great things with textures on your photos, too.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Ida said...

Beautiful! I love the colors and textures you used. This would look fantastic on a wall.

Sally H said...

Wow! When I saw the thumbnail I thought it was a painting. You have captured the elements beautifully and added some fabulous texture. I love it!

Bonnie said...

Photo art is a wonderful way to keep the memory of perishable gifts. What a great job you have done! I tend to favour monochromatic colour schemes - so love the editing you have done here. Thank you so much for sharing your work with Photo Art Friday Carola!

Kay L. Davies said...

This is lovely. The color is just gorgeous!

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

Chantal said...

what a gorgeous creation, will give it a try sometime

Karen Dorcas, Artist said...

very lovely arrangement and therefore composition. excellent texturing making the real thing even lovelier. thank you. kareninkenai (from PAF)

Cynthia Schelzig said...

wow...this is fabulous!!

Anki said...

Beautiful picture, nice colors.

Patrice said...

Gorgeous! I love that you give the formula too!

deborah said...

lovely!

Creatissimo said...

You played around really well. I like it! The color is fantastic and I adore textures too!
Isn't it great that you can capture the wonderful gift for-ever - that's why I like photography so much.
Beautiful!

Marcie said...

You've created a true masterpiece out of these flowers. And - I'm going to have to check out these textures. Wonderful!

soraya nulliah said...

Daer Carola-I just LOVE LOVE LOVE everything about this!!! The roses, the gesture on behalf of your friend and all the cool and funcky stuff you did to the pic. It's quite beyong my digital abilities to understand right now:)
P.S. I did not forget about the e-mail I am going to write you...we are sick over here + lots of packing and UGH!! xxx

Ginnie said...

Gobsmacked...a good word for this, Carola!

Linneas Atelje photography said...

So lovely colors!

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Großartige Arbeit mit den Texturen von Bonnie. Sehr schöne gedeckte Rottöne. Wunderbar !

Marilyn said...

I really like the color tones you achieved. Beautiful.