REDISCOVERING MYSELF THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY

Monday, April 18, 2011

Individuality isn't my thing....

Lisa explored the subject of individuality on Creative Exchange today----along with another of her fabulous floral images.   I've been aware for years that I am not terribly "individual" about anything!   I have generally attributed it to being the oldest child of five.  (I have to blame it on something!)   As a high school teacher for 34 years, I attempted to look "professional" almost all the time.  Even when women teachers were wearing pants, I didn't.  If my students saw me in jeans at a sports event, they commented in surprise.  "Mrs. Spikes! You're wearing pants!"   In my retirement, I wear jeans every day and I even wear dress pants to church---something I never dreamed of doing even 10 years ago.    I think Lisa will love wearing jeans the final three weeks of the spring semester, and I think her students will be delighted.

My photo today is one I took yesterday, the first sunny day after weeks of gray skies and days of heavy rain.   My lilacs are budding--not the flowers, but the bushes.   I'm delighted.

Processed with "Serendipity" texture from Kim Klassen

17 comments:

texwisgirl said...

that is beautiful and subtle. :)

lisa said...

Evelyn, your lilacs are right about where mine are now. I actually tried to photograph them yesterday, but we had the remnants of the tornadoes that have plagued the south, so between the wind and the rain, it was not meant to be.

Thank you for your kind words, and for sharing this today at The Creative Exchange. It is a beautiful photograph, and I love the work you did on it.

Have a wonderful day.

lisa.

Elise Ann Wormuth said...

It's beautiful -- the light is lovely and the way you've processed it gives a lot of depth to the image. I love it.

Henrietta said...

That is beautiful and kind of romantic. Yesterday was so sunny and quite warm but today is cold and very windy, but first crocuses has come up:)

Louisiana Belle said...

So pretty! Bet you can hardly wait for the blooms!

Kristy Hom said...

Utterly gorgeous image of your lilacs!

EG Wow said...

I I like the texture here, a great way to celebrate your lilac beginning to leaf out.

Linda R. said...

Your photo is amazing... The editing looks wonderful..

Linda Makiej said...

What a marvelous photo!

Valerie@chateaualamode.typepad.com said...

Your photo is beautiful. I wish I could do that with photographs. So gorgeous.

Samson said...

nice work with the texture... beautiful photo

BJ Roan said...

It's a beautiful shot. I like the addition of texture.

Pat said...

That's a lovely shot! Stormy here today, but everything is green, green, green!

Kristy said...

Beautiful textured macro. I like the added text too!

Genie said...

Kin’s Serendipity worked beautifully with this shot. Gorgeous image. I know you are really happy with the way it worked out so nicely. Kim has added so much to all of our photography. She is a wonderful person and fabulous teacher. This is an awesome capture.

gina said...

Beautiful image! Your processing is just lovely!

Vrinda said...

The texture in this image blends very well with the original one, I like it.

Vrinda.