REDISCOVERING MYSELF THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY

Monday, September 12, 2011

Just Dried Weeds

I've been desperate to find subjects for photography recently, and on the drive back from visiting my mother, I pulled off the side of the highway to see what I could find in the dry grass.   Simple brown weeds with little seed pods.   Some textures from a Flickr freebie and French Kiss resulted in just the kind of conversion I was seeking!    I'm linking up again with Lisa's wonderful Creative Exchange.

33 comments:

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Gorgeous image Evelyn, well done.

AJ said...

Really pretty...love the texture-work!

hannah said...

Those basic dried up things from the roadside are the bread and butter of editing I find. The more luxurious the flower, the harder it is to transform. This is nice and golden.

Nadege, said...

Simple but so effective, especially with the use of the texture. Great conversation piece.

Ellie said...

I LOVE this. I LOVE THIS!!!!!

Wish I had a good camera, but I have other thingies you might not have, like stamps, ink etc LOL

Ruth said...

Wonderful combination Evelyn, great colours and textures, I love seed heads, they're so interesting!

Jimh. said...

Looks wonderful! I found a place that constantly renews itself and give me ideas. 500px.com, people from all over the world post their pictures there. Some are truly amazing. Yours would look good there, too! Thanks for the photo!

Becca said...

Beautifully done! I love the texture! Happy day to you!

em said...

Wonderful! Love the feeling the added textures gives to the photo!

Marty's Fiber Musings said...

And what a thrill your weed gives me! A perfect example of how one can make something (with an imiginative spirit) from nothing at all!

One said...

This image is just gorgeous! It's amazing what you could find on the roadside. But I guess it wouldn't have turned out this beautiful without your skill and the idea of adding texture.

gina said...

Oh, I love the colors! A perfect image for the fall!

kim said...

it is so pretty! thanks so much for sharing..

Marcie said...

Exquisitely beautiful! Such a perfect September image!!!

Seeing Each Day said...

Beautiful colours and such clever use of textures - a really effective photo.

Mira said...

I love everything about this photo: the color, texture, composition. truly beautiful.

Hilda R.B said...

Beautiful. Great job.

Laura said...

Wonderful work Evelyn! I too have been struggling to find new subjects to photograph. I think the answer may be just get in the car and drive somewhere new!

Lisa RedWillow said...

Gorgeous image. Im coming from the Exchange.

missing moments said...

Such an eye for making the simplest things beautiful Evelyn!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

This is beautiful, Evelyn. You have a great knack for manipulating an already great photo into something memorable. :)

Linda R. said...

Well your dried weed looks wonderful.. That texture look great!!

Pat said...

You have turned these simple brown weeds into a lovely work of art, Evelyn!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

That is one golden image!!

lisa said...

Nothing "just" about this one Evelyn!
I love the simplicity of this, and the tones are gorgeous!

Thank you so much for sharing this at The Creative Exchange.

Have a wonderful evening!

lisa.

Courtney said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Connie Smiley said...

Evelyn, that's just gorgeous! The texture gives the look of late evening gold.

geetlee said...

i love the colors and the texture! Beautifully done!

Singapoare Plants Lover said...

Very beautiful

ShonEjai said...

Beautiful! What a great find!

Roan said...

Dried weeds make some of the best pictures. Love this!

Tricia said...

You nailed it perfectly! WoW! =)

Jeanne said...

Loved your picture and the texturing. I too absolutely love my photography, which I rediscovered about 3 years ago. I totally understand it when you say you were desparate for a subject and stopped along the roadside. Made me laugh as I am somewhat of a photograph stalker myself. Isn't it fun? and the texturing is also a blast. Thanks for sharing! Jeanne http://thebutterflymetamorphosis.blogspot.com.