At $5.00 each Gerbera daisies are an expensive flower. Just imagine a whole bouquet of gerbera daisies! But when inspiration comes at five dollars for two weeks, it's priceless. Flowers are one of my favorite subjects to photograph. To grow weary of the patterns, textures, and color is simply not a possibility in my world, so I snap photograph after photograph trying to capture that ephemeral beauty that flowers exude.
The above photo was processed in Elements 10 with two layers of Kim Klassen's texture, Paper love.
Macro reveals the minute details. The perspective changes and instead of a flower I see lashes around a soulful brown eye that beguiles bees with a song of love.
Another textured daisy softly peers up at French text created from a brush by French Kiss. A bit of levels adjustment and red color filter joined two layers of Kim's Grunged Up 2 texture to achieve the ethereal look I wanted.
Now spent with drooping petals and a blind eye; the Gerbera daisies gave their all for me and my camera and I am grateful.