(photo desaturated 40% and edited with the tranquil preset in Picmonkey)
Ok, it's time for me to come clean with my photography friends.
I don't own Photoshop or Lightroom or any professional quality editing programs.
My camera and lenses are a blessing to me, an amateur hobby photographer.
I received the camera and three of the lenses as gifts from the hubs for Christmas and birthdays
and one of the lenses using a Christmas gift card.
I used to have an older version of Photoshop Elements as well.
But when my PC died and I switched over to my MacBook Pro I never purchased a compatible upgrade of Photoshop.
(texture-Kim's "to be", soft light, 50% opacity, erased off of the blossom)
What I did do was purchase the inexpensive upgrade of the online editing program Picmonkey.
So, all of my editing and playing around with Kim's beautiful textures is done using Picmonkey.
Now that I have my confession off my chest, let's talk about cosmos flowers.
This is my first year growing them, but it won't be my last.
They are easy to grow and just so lovely!
(texture-Kim's simple 2, add, 100%opacity, Kim's 411, soft light, 30% opacity)
This cosmos blossom is in an old ink bottle that's adorned with an old skeleton key.
I love the simplicity and beauty of this still life.
The following two shots are my favorites.
(photo desaturated, texture-Kim's just a touch 2, hard light, 30% opacity)
I'd love to know which photo is your favorite!
( no texture)