Do you think these flowers are real? Well, yes they are. I simply applied some textures to them and made a few adjustments in Photoshop Elements. They remind me of a painting or photo one would find in an old, antique magazine.
Of course, the actual flower is quite pretty but how much fun it is to create another version unique in its own way.
I've always loved photographing flowers. Many years ago, I'd go to the annual tulip festival at Pier 49 in Fisherman's Wharf and rove from plant to plant photographing from among the 50,000 tulips they would have on display. Other favorite spots top on the list are public gardens such as the Portland Rose Garden and San Francisco's Conservatory of Flowers.
|Images created with textures by Kim Klassen of Kim Klassen Cafe. |
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A bonus photo would mean that I happened to capture an insect of some sort on a flower. Bumble bees are my favorite but a lady bug is a close second. A macro lens is a must have for close-up photos to capture the intricacies of each petal. Of course, when you have a flower-eating kitty, it can be a challenge to keep your flowers intact!