While it seems like everyone else in this country got barreled with more snow (eeek!) we got a refreshing burst of Spring yesterday. Thank goodness. I'm not sure if my soul can handle any more hard core Winter weather. That's seriously one of the main reasons why I moved back to my home state of North Carolina from New York..the Winters were soooo cold, dreary, grey and depressing (for me at least).
Baby girl and I went to one of our favorite places to enjoy the warm weather..Reynolda Gardens. I don't know why I thought that blooms would be bursting and bare limbs would be covered with lush green just because we were having 1 beautiful sunny day...uh, yea, it's still Winter, even if it was 65 degrees out. But, lucky for us, Reynolda Gardens has a lovely greenhouse with flowers blooming year-round, so we were able to get our fix anyway.
I looooove taking pictures of flowers. Love Love Love.
It makes me absolutely hysterical with happiness.
I wish I could have captured the smell inside the greenhouse..it was
I did a simple edit:
In CS5, I bumped up the contrast (+71) and the saturation (+25). I added a texture layer (bokeh) that I found HERE, with the blending mode set to "soft light." Then I erased the texture from the flower that's front and (sort of) center. I added the text, then brought the image into Picnik, where I added the border.
By the way, I found that neat-o text on this awesome blog that I follow. She has a ton of free fonts that you can download..and she even gives you a tutorial on how to download and use them in whatever program you use. Her blog is super fun..and I'm not plugging her blog 'cause I know her or anything ('cause I don't)..I just think it's awesome (is it ok that I just used the work "awesome" twice in one paragraph??) and full of lots of fun stuff and useful info for photogs & crafters alike.