Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Snow in June

Okay, so technically, it would have been snow in May, but I got busy doing some craft project and didn't get around to selecting pictures and formatting them...

The snowball bush has bloomed!







The blooms are gone now, and the petals have fallen to the ground, and subsequently turned brown... but it's always pleasant to look at while it lasts.

That and I've been playing around with Photoshop and got an idea for a new filter... so, of course, I had to make it and then apply it. I wanted something that had the look of the way paint cracks on antique paintings. Amusingly, I was wearing an old concert t-shirt when inspiration struck. So, now I have my new photo manipulation filter.

And I was playing around with some "bokeh" from some of the snowball bush shots and made myself a layer of it, and now my sarahknight shop on etsy has a new banner : )

10 comments:

Paul C said...

These are wonderful photo effects. We had a glorious 'snowball' season this year too.

Lara Lewis said...

very pretty!

slommler said...

I so miss seeing snowballs!! Great photo effects as well
Hugs
SueAnn

Hilary said...

You certainly got the crackle effect. I love the snowball plant despite how short-lived its blossoms are.

Bird Girl said...

Very cool! I love it! We tore all the snowball bushes out when we were young and stupid - now we live and regret that they are gone. You took some very pretty images!

Amalia K said...

Hello Sarah, I hope you're well. :) You know, I love looking at your darling pictures...they soothe the eyes... (*____*) ox

Catherine said...

Isn't Photoshop a wonderful program? Of course, when you have beautiful photos to begin with ~ all the better!

Lovely!
Catherine

lisaroy said...

these are gorgeous! I love the cracked paint effect! Love your new etsy banner too. : )

Brian Miller said...

those are beautiful...

Creative Carmelina said...

OMGoodness!

these are a marvel!
simply and utterly gorgeous...
i'm so happy to have met you!

ciao bella
creative carmelina