Here's a different take on the same photo: PDPA's "Cherish" with Soft Light blending mode
Thursday, July 21, 2011
The last of the peonies
Peonies never seem to last long enough...maybe because they are so unattractive when the flowers are spent. When several plants are close together, as in one of my flower beds, a late bloom will appear. Such was the case with Coral Charm, the earliest of the doubles. When everything else looked horribly bedraggled, here was a small bloom tucked down in the floppy foliage of the plant. I've added three layers of Bonnie's (Pixel Dust Photo Art) "Old Ornate Linen" texture to the image, primarily to mask the distracting background. I also de-saturated the image slightly.