i was pretty light handed with them and did some erasing on the textures from the parts where i wanted the flowers to really remain light and bright. so they are subtle this week. i was also careful with the text as i wanted it to just be a "whisper".
this is the original photo taken from my garden a few days ago.
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and then being the overachiever that i sometimes can be (or maybe i'm just having a really good time) i had to do another one. this one much more dramatic. this time i used only one of kim's textures: warm sun.
Widening Towards Enlightenment
i even was inspired to write a cinquain (a five line poem) to go with it:
an inner mystery
widening towards enlightenment
the black and white snail shell is one of my own photos taken from my archives. i don't think it's a very good photo as a stand alone shot but i didn't want to dump it either . . . i think it worked well here.
this is a photo that i took of a fallen rose petal several summers ago. i loved it's color and luminosity as well as the subtle details. i hoped i might be able to use it as a texture layer someday. it was fun to work with and i'll use it again i'm sure.
today's gifts include:
- time to work/play in photoshop
- some joyful giving
- a friend's shared happiness