Right now I can’t help believing that the world is an ugly place. Okay, maybe not the whole world, but certainly many of the people within it.
As I sat at the computer this morning, I asked myself “What do you find beautiful”?
The answer was flowers.
I love them.
I enjoy buying bunches of flowers to put in a vase on my dining room table to remind me that there is beauty in the world.
I look outside my window and smile at the happy yellow daisies that seem to flower year round and the roses that are now blooming wonderfully after the recent rain. And my heart rejoices that amidst the human misery and suffering, nature is still perfect and beautiful.
So in my post today, I wish to share some beauty with you also. These are some of the hundreds of flower photos that I have taken over the past 6 months.
I have taken them into Photoshop and played with them by adding filters and running actions. I am a fan of free actions because right now with my current circumstances free is good. 🙂
Some of these actions don’t work properly on my old version of PS but I make do. I discard many results but keep on playing until I find something I am happy with. I found that whilst a particular action worked wonderfully on one photo, it didn’t suit another. It really was a case of experimenting.
It has been several weeks since I have played with photos (because it isn’t a chore so it must be playing). I spent a lovely hour or so doing this and now I will share my results with you.
I am going to send out some beauty into the world in order to remind us that although there is much that is ugly out there, there is still so much beauty.
And for that I am grateful.