A little garden stroll and the wonders of photo editing and I have more variety in my garden~
My peonies have finished blooming. . .I used Picasa’s soft focus & warmify effects, to create a new & dreamy flower image that I can enjoy, despite the fact that I can no longer enjoy their heady fragrance~
I’m easily entertained experimenting . . .
My magnolia is just beginning to blossom ~
More peonies, using saturation, focal black & white, soft focus, warmify & sharpening ~
The first hydrangea blooms~
Roses that are past their peak, look more romantic & less shabby, with all signs of black spot eliminated :-)
My Oakleaf Hydrangea with soft focus, warmify, sepia, focal black & white~
Wishing you lots of garden variety~
Thank you for your visit, I’m joining:
The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays~
Mary at Little Red House for Mosaic Monday~
A Southern Daydreamer for Outdoor Wednesday~
Jenny Matlock for Alphabe-Thursday~ this week’s letter is E, for easily entertained with editing & effects
Ah, so beautiful! Thanks for sharing. I must get peonies in my new garden as they are my favorite.
Your images are just beautiful! Your post inspires me to go outside to take some photos of whatever is blooming in my yard.
Your flowers are beautiful Mary, love all of the special effects too:@)
I am going to have to try experimanting in Picassa!!! Didn’t know I could do all this! Thanks! XO, Pinky
I love peonies and can’t grow them here. Yours were lovely, along with the magnolia, hydranaga and petunias . I enjoyed your effects1 Have a wonderful week.
Beautiful flowers making beautiful memories! Photography techniques have come a long way since my little Brownie Hawkeye. Thanks for sharing. Carolyn, NC
Mary, sad to think that the peonies are now past blooming. Can’t grow them here, so I have to buy my bouquets at the flower shop. Your images are gorgeous. Fun to play around with different effects. ~ Sarah
Moon vine is new to me, but I’m going to look for it. My angel trumpet didn’t survive the winter, and I want to get another if I can find one.
You have quite a lovely garden. Love the pristine nature of that magnolia. It’s neat to see what the photo techniques can do. It’s always great to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.
– The Tablescaper
What fun! I have a new camera that allows me to do all kinds of art settings, and I have been having so much fun with it. Lucky you having peonies blooming. None of those in Houston but by the time we get to Maine, they should be about ready to open, and there are lots on our hillside. Can’t wait!
No peonies here, yet, as it’s still cold and damp. I had peonies, but the deer ate them. Now that we have deer fencing I will try again!
I am also missing my peonies. Nice mosaic!
Oh how beautiful!
Your mosaics with the 4 interpretations of an image are awesome. What an interesting concept. I would like to give it a try one week. Your captures are beautiful. Hope you have a nice week and lots of opportunities for taking great photos.
Yours flowers are breathtaking! Don’t you love photography software apps? I have Picasa, but I didn’t know all these things were available. The peony pics were definitely my favorite, but the hydrangeas and roses are beautiful as well. I keep meaning to get some peony plants for our yard as they are one of my favorite old-fashioned flowers. Thanks for sharing!
I always look forward to your beautiful photography…love all the mosaics today!!! Oakleaf hydrangea is my favorite!!!
Have a beautiful week!!!
What fun you must have had playing with these wonderful photos! You peonies are just beautiful!!! Wishing you a grand week! Cathy
I love Mosaic Mondays this time of year because everyone has such lovely flower photos… ^_^
Oh it’s fun to play with the mosaics and the photo programs. Your mosaic is lovely! (Your blossoms are way ahead of mine.)
What a beautiful bunch of flower pictures!! Picasa is really great for photo editing…I use it all the time too…as you said…easily entertained!!
The one thing that I truly enjoyed about our travels around the south were all of the gorgeous flowers that we saw! Then we came home, and things are finally starting to bloom…but it has been raining, raining, raining!!
Fantastic mosaics. I espec. like the mosaic with peonies and hydrangeas.
The photos of the magnolia is wonderful. Have a nice week.
*deep inhale* I think I can almost smell them!! Beautiful photos of one of my most favorite flowers. I have lots of buds but none are open yet…soon!
Have you ever tried to cut them early, before they open & wrapping them in newspaper, then storing in the refrigerator? They last a long time & you just give a fresh cut to the dried cut ends & put them in water to continue the opening process. Mine lasted several months last year. I’m about to do some again this year. The buds have to be just ready to pop open …feels like a soft marshmallow.
Lovely flowers. I have filled several vases with peonies, I’ve only grown them for a few years and I think they are becoming my favorite.
Those photos are amazing! Thanks for sharing!!
Beautiful Peonies…. Would love to grow them myself in our garden. Thats quite an impressive assortment of flowers you have captured n shared.
i never do any photo editing ( i am too lazy and tired) but yours looks wonderful! i love those peonies and roses, just gorgeous!
and you do flowers as well as tables? who knew! and hyrdangeas already blooming, shocking! all so pretty and heady my senses are swirling!
They are all so beautiful! It would be hard to pick the prettiest posy! Great job with your edited blooms too!
Blessings & Aloha!
I know exactly what you mean. I can spend hours fiddling with photoshop…it’s addicting…
Beautiful photos! :)
Oh, be still my heart. I adore peonies. I still yearn for those frivolous and delicious blossoms from my many years in Ohio.
It was fun to see this photo manipulation. Is there anything more perfect in nature than a flower in perfect bloom?
What an excellent and elegant link to Alphabe-Thursday.
Thank you for linking.
L enjoy seeing what other people do with their photo editing. Very cool. :)
Lovely, just lovely flowers posted this week on your blog. See you next week.
Well, it’s too late for me now! I shouldn’t have come here because now I am hooked and know full well what I will be doing while Rod is away for a few days!
p.s. Peonies are my favorites!!!!!
my peonies aren’t open yet
but i’m gonna be sure and
try these super effects on
some pictures when they do.
thanks for the ideas!!!
Beautiful! I think the peonies are my favorite!
I loved viewing your experiment. The flowers are lovely.
I’m very impressed with your editing. I do not edit. Don’t know how. I might have to figure it out someday. Your pictures look so nice the way you’ve edited.
Beautiful! We were on the same wavelength this week for the letter “E” Mary:)
Great ‘E’ post! Happy Alphabe-Thursday!
Have a great weekend ahead,
Well, that was fun!
Just wonderful! It really looks like fun to experiment with this. Good thing that I don’t know how to do it or I’d never get off of the computer!
I’ll just have to stick to painting so that I don’t hog computer time in my family!