True wallflowers at the garden party.
♥Let’s see what you love!♥
My inspiration here was my grandma’s stereoscope and the stereographic cards that go with it. I have always loved how the cards are slightly blurred and worn. And of course they are antiques so they are tattered around the edges with smudges and stains from generations looking into them.
Our neighborhood walks are lined with purple sage bushes and when they bloom they bloom big and they bloom bright. Sadly the purple sage bushes in our front yard don’t bloom bright; they are soft and muted, and don’t usually turn out the way I like in the (many) photos I take of them. I wasn’t that happy with the sooc photo; the composition and sharpness aren’t very good and the photo screamed “blah” to me. But I still wanted to work on it just because. I adjusted the color levels to give it an old-fashioned look, and then applied different warming and cooling photo filters. I also added Kim Klassen’s “Coffee, tea, or me?” texture several times, rotating each layer until I was happy with how they looked. Sometimes a photo that is mediocre at very best can be transformed into something else entirely, even if it only has special meaning to you.