Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Think Pink

Another Free & Easy edition of Kim Klassen's Texture Tuesday - and my contribution to this week's challenge at Inspiration Avenue, where the theme is "pink" since October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.


While processing this photo of one of my last cosmos - a volunteer - I used Kim's texture "kk_annabelle" in soft light at 71% and her texture "golden" in soft light at 50%. "Golden" is my favorite of Kim's textures, I use it VERY often. I like the way it softens up a photo without really changing much.

As I said, this cosmos is a volunteer. It suddenly grew out of a plant that I got from Jo's garden, a geum. The geum didn't make it, but instead this cosmos appeared. It is huge and I love the full pink color. With the dew drops on the petals it looks so pretty. The flower looks very fragile, but it stands up to the winds - an appropriate symbol to Inspiration Avenue's theme.


17 comments:

Cheri said...

gorgeous! I was just thinking today how I'd signed up for "Beyond Beyond" - got about three weeks in and haven't looked at it since and now that is about to expire. I love Kim's textures but I have to get better about participating in the classes/challenges I sign up for!

Our photos said...

Beautiful photo, Carola!
Greetings, RW & SK

Sally H said...

It is stunning, Carola! A beautiful flower and a gorgeous photo of it.

Jan said...

Love Cosmos plants! They are happy little things!!!
How clever of you to use Kim's textures as well. Now why didn't I think of that???? haaaaa
Thanks for coming by, I appreciate it!
Hugs
Jan

Sheila said...

This is beautiful! That pink/purple flower is so vibrant. Lovely texture work too!

gina said...

Lovely selection for the pink theme. Great capture and your processing is just perfect!

Elephant's Child said...

I am very fond of volunteer plants (and love the phrase). That cosmos is a stunner, and the water droplets (dew or rain?) just highlight its beauty.

LONDONLULU said...

What a lovely post - the flower is beautiful, as is your use of the texture!

Jeanne said...

Beautiful flower, and i love that texture!

Viv@within the Frame said...

Such a pretty flower so delicate . Thanks for visiting me on my blog and leaving a lovely comment

KB Bear said...

So beautiful. I love the water droplets and the soft silky feel of the flower.

Barb Brookbank said...

Just beautiful! I love cosmos, and you captured this beautifully! Love the water droplets!

Hindustanka said...

Beautiful flower and those settings enriched its beauty but did't hide it :)

Magic Love Crow said...

Beautiful! I love the droplets of water on the flower ;o)

cheryl Crotty said...

Such a gorgeous flower...I never knew the name of them so thanks for that...a perfectly textured photo..not to much but just enough..
Thank you for visiting my blog...and yes, I do think the soil makes the difference in the color of the hydrangea.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Nancy said...

I think it's beautiful...The textures you applied are just perfect....

aspiritofsimplicity said...

I love cosmos!