Monday, July 11, 2011

Bee Pretty in Pink

I confess I had every intention of getting more creative with pink, but I took very few pictures this week--only a few flowers in the front yard.  I was kind of overwhelmed with the 4000 pictures I took last weekend--now narrowed down to less than a 1000, but more weeding to go.

So maybe it wasn't too creative to take a picture of a pink rose and add a pink texture, but I still think it is pretty.
Dusty Rose Texture--one layer 100% soft light; one layer 50% hard light
Maybe it is a little more outside the box to take this sweet shot of this yellow rose...
...and turn it pink (which you can totally do in PSE), add a pink texture, and crop a little closer.
Dusty Rose Texture 100% Soft-light
Or I could take this sweet shot of this bee on some pink-ish flowers and...
...run some actions on it and add a texture to create something even more pink just in case Dusty Rose is not one of Kim Klassen's textures?
Coffee Shop Pink Glow Action, Pure Pink Summer Days Action, Kim Klassen "Not to Shabby" 36% soft-light
Or...I could give up on participating in this week's Texture Tuesday and just post my Sweet Shot for this week with no pink in sight.
Be sure to check out other Pink Creations at Kim Klassen's Cafe and some really sweet shots over at My 3 Boybarians.
Sweet Shot Daykimklassencafe
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39 comments:

Susan said...

Oh how pretty! I love how you painted your roses pink! :-)

Magic Gypsy said...

Roses are always beautiful and the bee photos are charming!

Henrietta said...

So many beautiful pictures. I haven't use any actions for a long time and I think I should go to see Coffee Shop Pink Glow Action, that seems very nice to use.

Godelieve said...

Cool shots and editing! Wow!

Evelyn said...

All gorgeous images ~ you must have such a pretty garden!

Nikki said...

Your flower photos are gorgeous. Love how you processed them too. I think the first one is my favourite.

cathy @ ma trouvee said...

4000 photos - this sounds like me! so easy to do especially when it is of flowers. Your photo is beautiful! I love the textures that show through.

A Box of Chocolates said...

don't you just love what you can do in Pse and photoshop so much fun, I love all the pics so good work.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Very nice, the first is my favourite.

Nadege, said...

I like that last shot, the bee looks so shiny. But I really love what you did with your rose. So much fun can be had in PSE.

Kathleen said...

Such wonderful images! I especially love the first one, because you cropped it in such a way that it becomes abstract shapes and colors while staying true to its "flower-ness"....

Rachelle said...

I love the edits you've experimented... but I wish the bee popped a little more in the second to last edit. Are you using layers? That last shot is beautiful. The vibrant color is awesome and drew me right to your thumbnail at SST. BTW, those roses are A-maze-ing! Perfection.

Jillsy Girl said...

I love them all, but the last bee one in pink is fabulous!

Kristi said...

Love, love, love the first image. Would you mind sharing your recipe???

Pat said...

Looks very creative to me. I especially like the first photo. I''m still in awe - you took 4000 pictures in one weekend!

Tara said...

They are all gorgeous but I adore the first capture...GORGEOUS

Linda Makiej said...

Love this pink!!!! Just great.... :)

Ashley Sisk said...

I lost track of all the prettiness. Great job!

Val said...

They are all so pretty - love the pink bee, but the first one is my favourite. Such a beautiful array of various pinks in all their pinkness!!

Dorian Susan said...

I think that first shot is lovely with the dusty pink. Who cares what the level of creativity. It works. I also love the color replacement with tight crop. I'm taking away your schlarship-I'm certain I need it more than you! :)

Lizzi said...

These are all so pretty! And all in your front yard? How lovely!

Susan said...

I love how you turned the yellow rose pink. The post processing is just beautiful.

missing moments said...

That was fun tagging along your thought process! Pretty pics!

a husband and a dad said...

Great pictures, even without the post-processing. Great job.

Life-n-Reflection said...

so pretty, great texture too!

Marilyn said...

Dramatic photos. I happen to love the pink rose and also the yellow rose turned pink. Great work.

myartsdesire said...

very lovely! esp. like the yellow rose changing to pink!

Marla said...

Girl, those first three pictures are amazing. Seriously. I would frame them all really big. :)

Marla @ www.blueskiesphotoblog.com

elizabeth said...

It is beautiful!

Danyelle said...

I love your yellow rose turned pink and your crop you did.

debsea said...

wow, gorgeous photos! love the texture in your first photo! and i would have never thought of changing the colours! great idea!
thank you so much for your encouraging comment on my blog!

Julie said...

I told you earlier but I still wanted to "make it official". The roses are my favorites, all of them. But the details on the bee's wings is fantastic. Great!

kimB said...

Wonderful submission for this week's TT Pink challenge and great blog in general!

Cathy Bueti said...

Great images. Love the pink one with the bee! :)

Lou Belcher said...

Great florals... Love them.

Lou

Kirstin said...

So pretty! Love nature photos

Sarah said...

Gorgeous!

Carin said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful images! Just lovely!

Teresa Schmid said...

Beautiful photos!