Friday, January 21, 2011

Foto Friday - It's all about sepia

Hello Friday!!

I didn't get out with my camera this week as much as I would have liked. However off and on rain makes that a little tricky, not to mention soggy. After my metals class on Wednesday I decided to go to one of my favorite mom and pop nurseries and was pleasantly surprised to find poppies!

The poppy has a unique stem that makes for a great back lite photo showing the details of the hairs. This was actually an orange one, but I just wasn't diggin' it so I turned it into sepia. I like it, in fact I liked it so much I changed all my pictures this week into sepia.

From a hanging basket was this double fuschia, beautiful stop you in your tracks hanging heaven. And I love color, but I wanted to showcase the form of the flower and sometimes color gets in the way.

This is the all popular knock-out rose that was a soft pink. And although pink is my favorite color,  I couldn't help but also make this into a sepia finish since it also helps disquise that the focus was too soft. Add a little more blur to the edges and it's quite dreamy and well, romantic!

Before I went to the nursery I stopped off at a spot where I know the birds frequent - I just sat in my car and listened to the music of the water and the birds as they searched for food and chased each other. Two seagulls were fighting over a fish that one of them caught and in their argument they weren't paying attention to this beautiful Great Blue Heron that came in and swooped up their lunch!

I wish you all a fabulous weekend!  I hope you're inspired to take your camera with you or at least to take notice of all the wonderful things that surround you.

Kim XO


katherine said...

Hope you are sending number 1 to Flickr!

mosaicmom said...

wow, i love the poppy, and the backlit stem. and the sepia is really cool. the rose is my #2 favorite.

Janet Bocciardi said...

You really see things differently in sepia - more of the object and its shape. That one on your FB page is so-so stunning. : )

Colleen said...

WOW Kim these are breathtaking! If you haven't already... you really need to enter some shows!!! Your work is AMAZING!!!

Kim Stevens said...

Thanks everyone, I did pick the poppy for the P52 group this week. When I look at the three pictures I have in the flickr group, I can see that I have a theme of silhouette going although not on purpose.

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