Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Texture Tuesday . . .


Good Morning!

I want to say a big huge welcome to all the new connections I've made through
the grow your blog hop over the weekend. And if your still hopping (I am) you can find
my post here. I'm hosting a giveaway, to anyone, no rules, and by leaving a comment on that
post you will be automatically entered.

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I am all kinds of behind . . . I took a million pictures of some flowers I bought last week, practicing, practicing, some new techniques and style. I've been a bit obsessed in the last few months with softness, and abstract, and intentional blur. I think it started last fall when I started using my remote with really slow shutter speeds at the sunrise on my tripod to soften the water. And then I started going to handheld to paint the scenes around me. I am missing the Christmas tree and painting with the lights! I think I see some valentine lights in my future! Yep, all kinds of behind, and my house shows it....

So I'm off to finish up some things and will leave you with this . . . 


{Kim Klassen cherishscripted texture / hardlight 56% }

"What a Lovely Thing a Rose is!"

He walked past the couch to the open window and held up the drooping stalk of a moss-rose,
looking down at the dainty blend of crimson and green. It was a new phase of his character to me,
for I have never before seen him show any keen interest in natural objects.

"There is nothing in which deduction is so necessary as religion, " he said leaning with his back against the shutters." It can be built up as an exact science by the reasoner. Our highest assurance of goodness of Providence seems to me to rest in the flowers. All other things, our powers, our desires, our food, are all really necessary for our existence in the first instance. But this rose is an extra. It's smell and color are an embellishment of life, not a condition of it. It is only goodness which gives extras, and so I say again that we have much to hope from flowers."

- Arthur Conan Doyle, The Naval Treaty

Oh and I almost forgot, today is my day over at the collaborative blog "Focusing on Life",
where I'm sharing some thoughts on perspective. Come join me....here.

Until next time,
Love, Kim
XO




26 comments:

Deanna said...

Really beautiful, Kim....I could just kick myself for not joining in on "Grow Your Blog." What a great idea.

Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Kim
Such clarity and illuminating shades of pink. I need to really practice with my macro lens.
Judith

Tamar SB said...

What is a rose, by which I call [the] name: gorgeous!!

My Garden Diaries said...

Absolutely Breath taking!!! I need some photography classes from you! I think you should throw up some Valentine lights!! And yes it all stems from the flower!

Sherri B. said...

Close-up photos of roses are so incredibly beautiful...yours is no exception! The delicate layers of petals always takes my breath away. I love the passage you quoted, too - so lovely.

Brenda said...

Beautiful! The very essence of a rose.

Kerri said...

True beauty!

Carol said...

So lovely!

kathyinozarks said...

beautiful Kim

Dotti said...

Kim - there is so much vibrance in that rose! Even with the texture, the fabulous color shines through. Love! Visiting from Texture Tuesday and having lots of fun.

June Caedmon said...

I like your perspective [wink] - great shot, Kim! Nicely done.

Donna@Gardens Eye View said...

Lovely image of a rose and the color is so deep and rich.

Kathryn said...

I feel myself falling into it Kim, gorgeous.

Peg said...

I love the soft focus and texture of the photo. I can almost smell that rose! Beautifully captured.

Kia said...

This is so very beautiful, Kim! Well done. :)

Jeanne said...

Lovely photo and processing! That grow your blog sounds like it is so much fun! So sorry that i missed out on that!

Life with Kaishon said...

That is such a gorgeous shot. Oh my good heavens. WOW!

Cathy H. said...

Luscious color and focus!

Viv @ Desktop Dreams said...

I can almost smell it.. the lovely papery texture lovely...
I love the Conan Doyle quote too

...melody... said...

This is stunning! :)

Vane M. said...

Lindo macro, detalhes perfeitos! Um abraço!

Nancy Claeys said...

I need to start learning about my camera -- but that would require work. Lol.

Fabulous color and focus Kim. :)

Linda R said...

What a gorgeous rose. So many photos to edit so little time. I feel your pain! LOL..

Hugs

Marilyn said...

Oh Kim, I love, love, love this rose. It's just gorgeous. The texture looks perfect on it.

Nicki said...

just breath taking. I've been playing a little with soft focus - perhaps it was inspired by one of your pieces of work - you so often inspire me.

Marvett Smith said...

This is gorgeous Kim. Absolutely gorgeous!

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