An early morning photo foray into the garden this morning
led to the discovery of this little guy sleeping in one of my clematis blooms...
or so I thought...
as I was shooting I realized that he was actually enjoying my clematis for breakfast!
Both peony bushes are now heavy with blooms!
I love the colours they bring to the garden in front of the house.
One bright red on one side of the steps to the porch
and a delicate pink on the other side...
I do wish they would last a little longer into the summer...
but I always have my photos!
This week, for Photo Art Friday, I decided to dive back into the world of Photoshop
and applied Bonnie's "Painterly" texture to one of my peony photos.
This is what I did:
duplicated the photo in soft light at 75%
adjusted the brightness slightly
applied one layer of the "Painterly" texture in soft light at 100%
and a second in vivid light at 25%
I used a soft brush to remove the texture from the centre after each application
and made a slight levels adjustment
I was pleased with the final product...
it is easy to be pleased if you don't know what else you could have done *lol*
What do you think??
I would love feedback or suggestions on how I might have done this differently...
Wishing you all an awesome weekend!!
It is a long one for us here in Canada!
Maybe I'll try my hand at photographing fireworks!
Linking to Photo Art Friday