Thursday, January 5, 2012

A favorite piece of photo art from 2011

After a few weeks of break we're back at Bonnie's Photo Art Friday. For this week, Bonnie asked us to share one of our favorite pieces of photo art from 2011.

Oh the choices. There were so many that I really like, but I have already posted them here and I don't want to bore you with repeat photos. However, I found one that I edited in PSE from an older slide that I took sometime in the early nineties. The texture I used is Kim Klassen's "kkluminous". It is not my best photo art, but I love the mood in it and it reminds me of the times when I was still living on my own and bought myself some fresh flowers at the farmers market every weekend. This must have been taken in May or June, the time when peonies bloom in Germany. Dark red peonies like the ones in the photo belong to me very favorite flowers. They look wonderful by themselves, but are absolutely stunning when you pair them with blue delphinium or purple lupines.




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27 comments:

Kay L. Davies said...

What a wonderful idea, buying flowers for yourself every week when you lived alone. I wish I had done that. (Maybe I'll have to start doing it again, even though I'm married. LOL)
Beautiful photo, Carola. And I hope the year 2012 is being good to you.
All the best,
K

Kaylene said...

I used to buy flowers when I was on my own it cheered me up to no end, now I can pick them from my garden. I like your photograph and the treatment.

Maria Ontiveros said...

I think it's beautiful! And I love how it brings you back to a different place and time in your life.
Rinda

foxysue said...

It's funny what we think of as 'best', I find this image very appealing I have it next to the comment box as I type! I like the way the flowers just lay so casually on the table, this gives the image an air of immediacy, now, just ready to spend time loving them as you go to get your vase. Also the background supports the flowers without too much distraction, just a hint of text. The table adding contrast of just the right proportions and composition to my eye is balanced. I hope you like my little critique, I consider this as one of your 'best' images!

Sue x

Chantal said...

I love working with flowers, PS and textures, at the moment I make a lot of inspirational quote cards.

Nadege, said...

A beautiful composition.
I am lucky to have a lovely husband who often buys me flowers.

Anki said...

A beautiful picture.

Ruth said...

one of my fave flowers too, this is a great work of art, the colours and processing are just right :)

Terrie said...

Lovely photo and great use of texture - makes it so soft and appealing. Love those red peonies; we seem to see only the pink or white ones! Happy 2012.

lisa said...

Carola, this is gorgeous. I can see this enlarged and hanging on a wall for all to see.
So beautifully done!

Sherri B. said...

This is a beautiful image...it makes me yearn for summer. Thank you for sharing!

Marcie said...

This is beautiful!! I can definitely see why it would be one of your favorites!!!

Sally H said...

A gorgeous photo. My Dad has a peony in his garden just like that one, although it won't be in flower for a few months yet!

Suzanne Carter said...

What beautiful flowers they are just lovely. Really like your edit, beautiful!
Blessings
Suzanne

Deborah L. Tisch said...

These peonies are so lovely... I can almost smell their heavenly fragrance. Nicely done!

windrock studio said...

Hey Carola, I bet you did have alot of beauties to choose from! This one is simply gorgeous and I love that you shared some memories from when it was taken ~ keep up all your great work in this new year.

Ida said...

Gorgeous flowers and beautifully edited.

Lynn said...

Beautiful.

Wini said...

Hi Carola, Great photo and I love the flowers. They look really beautiful!! Happy 2012! Wini xo

Geckostone said...

Wow, this is beautiful Carola!!!! And I just happened to click on the link below to your older post titled" Icy in August" and saw your wonderful photos in Canyonlands! That is one of my all time favorite places on the planet! Awesome photos!Deb

kareninkenai said...

Carola - this is a very special piece; beautiful. thank you, kareninkenai

gina said...

There is something very special about peonies. Your photo captures their magic so well.

Ginnie said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Carola. You can be very proud of this!

Marilyn said...

Glorious peonies. I live in So. California so they don't grow here.....doesn't get cold enough....but I do love them. NIce processing.

Marilyn said...

xxx

soraya nulliah said...

Dear Carola-all the very very best in the coming year...I hope it is all you deeply need + desire in your heart. I just love those flowers...and that pic...radiant is the word that comes to me. Just beautiful. Sending you all my love. xxx

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

This is really wonderful ! Great texture work too ! Kind regards, Synnöve