Monday, January 11, 2010

Unnoticed Beauty

Brittney over at the Phaunt forum has started a blog called Unnoticed Beauty. Her goal is to post an image a week regarding the beauty she finds in everyday things. So with that in mind I went out in the cold this morning looking for beauty in my own unnoticed world. I found a frost covered Camellia flower freezing in my front yard.
I give you my version of... winters petals.



I did very little processing. Selectively sharpening just the center. I added the sugar plum fairy texture from my 12 days of Christmas give-away. I changed the textures blend mode to soft light, bumped the yellow up a tad and added a vignette.
So my wish for you is to go out and find the unnoticed beauty in your everyday world.

On a separate note... No, I have not fallin off the face of the earth. LOL!
I am teaching an Beginner Elements class the last 2 weeks of January and I have been working on my lesson plans. Hopefully, I come up with a few goodies to share here. Hope the new year is treating you with lots of love.
~kimi~

A tip before I go. Do you know that you can use Ctrl + to zoom in on most web pages that you view. Try it on my blog. I do this all of the time. Some blogs fits nicely on my screen and some, I like the font a little larger. It works great when trying to read forums also. =)

14 comments:

YayaOrchid said...

What an absolutely gorgeous photo! Is the snow/sugar something you added or is it real? The texture you mentioned is the background right?

kimi kreations said...

Hi Yaya.
It is frost on the flower and yes the texture shows in the background.

Iris said...

This beauty will no longer to unnoticed. It looks a painted work of art.

kimi kreations said...

oh Iris... I already knew you were a sweetheart! Thanks for the kind words!

Jonni said...

Beautiful Kimi! Good luck with your class too. Glad to hear you are doing well. :)

Hugs,
Jonni

Suzanne said...

I just thought this morning that I'd missed your posts! This is a beautiful image--thanks for explaining how you enhanced it. I love to learn from you.

Mandi said...

Love.This.Idea. Love it. And I love the photo. Swoon. I would love to try this too since I could definitely use a pick me up in this cold, dreary, January.

Mamie Dos said...

Oh way, Kimi, that is a beauty!!!!

Rosie said...

Beautiful Kimi! Thanks for the reminder to notice beauty all around us.

Mrs. Welshon said...

This one is really lovely. I especially appreciate the tips on the ways you treated the photo.

Brittany Bell said...

Love it girl... :)

Chesney said...

You found absolute beauty in your front yard, wow, this dazzling! I hope you have it framed!

Swr4him said...

Just gorgeous, Kim.

Tina said...

Beautiful picture, Kimi. Thanks for the tip!!

Tina