Tuesday, November 4, 2014

A Pear And Lavender




I love lavender.  I like to run my fingers between the soft leaves and bring the fragrance with me.  I like to look at it too, the flowers and also the toads and an occasional tiny snake who find refuge in my little patch of lavender.  I lost most of my lavender plants last winter with the abnormally cold temperatures, the three I have left put a smile on my face.  I found this lonely flower and thought he deserved a photo, inside of course it was getting chilly.  


My things were still set up from my lavender shoot, so that is what I used for a photograph of a pear and bowl for my Be Still 52 class.   


There are so many choices in editing a photograph.  I didn’t realize how different the color temperature was between the lavender and the pear images until I brought them together.  I liked the purple and grey at a cooler temperature and felt the pears looked good warmer, it brought out their speckles.  Editing photographs is something I never grow tired of with all the different options and looks that can be experimented with, and then don't forget about the textures.  So many options so little time... it sure is fun.  

Today I am joining Kim Klassen’s Texture Tuesday and also her class Be Still 52.  My images were textured with sybil and simple.

Thank you for stopping by!!
Have a great week!!
Michelle


 Kim Klassen dot com

18 comments:

  1. Love the lavender shot and the the colour contrast between the pear and bowl, lovely.

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  2. Wonderful images Michelle, just so gorgeous. I love the blue bowl with the pear.

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  3. Beautiful set of images - I like that quote too (love the book and movie :) The image with the blue bowl and red pear is stunning - honestly I saw that image and I whispered "oh, loooook at that!" - amazing.

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  4. So beautiful- all! I'm crazy about lavender myself and love the composition in that vase. And the pear image- so simple and elegant!

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  5. Wonderful. The lavender is wonderful. Love the single stem and the round vase. Nice contrast.

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  6. beautiful photos! i really love lavender too and planted some by seed this year, for some reason it's growing really slow. the pear is gorgeous too!

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  7. I love lavender too. My plants took a hit last winter too. Great processing.

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  8. I adore your first image, it would look awesome framed ! The red pear in the blue bowl is gorgeous, love the contrast !

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  9. Beautiful! My favourites are the lavender shots. I can almost smell it!

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  10. I'm a confirmed lavender-aholic! Love the organic looking vase too.

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  11. I love lavender too, and your shots are simply AWEsome! I can almost smell the lavender, really! :)
    Have a happy week, Michelle.

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  12. That lavender photo is divine! Love that pear in that lovely aqua bowl too:)

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  13. wonderful photos - love the soft light and quotes

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  14. I enjoy viewing your pictures as much for the joy the process brings you as for their beauty. When you describe your photo sessions and editing options, you sound like a kid exploring - such a creative spirit. Your lavender photos are stellar - crisp detail so vivid I can almost smell the fragrance. And I love your pear and bowl combination - the colors of red and teal are a dynamic pair - kind of vintage modern look. Lovely work as always!

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  15. These are soooo lovely, Michelle! It is amazing how different presets and edits can change the tone of a photo so dramatically. I really like the lavender.

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  16. Beautiful photos! I love lavender too!

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