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.

Love,
Kim XO

6 comments:

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.

Zondra Art said...

Beautiful!

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