Monday, April 12, 2010

Tuesday's Treasures

Our next series will be on Special Effects. These images were all created by my students at the community college where I teach. I continue to be charmed by the creativity of the people in my Emeritus classes!

A Different Take on Spring Blooms

Abraham Lincoln said, "All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind."

Claude Monet said, "I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers."

I love flowers and they lend themselves so well to Special Effects!

Our first image is a unique way to create a bouquet. Dora Slover created this image, and it is actually one photo with special effects added so it looks like several images.

Ahhh, tulips! Filters can create wonderful special effects. They can make photographs look like paintings, and that is exactly what Betty Malone did in the next photo with her lovely tulips.

I will be the gladdest thing under the sun!

I will touch a hundred flowers
And not pick one.

- Edna St. Vincent Millay

Special thanks to Dora Slover and Betty Malone for their contributions to our blog.


Frank said...

Great work

Anonymous said...

You're doing a wonderful job!

Sage said...

What beautiful photos and I have to tell you I just love the quotations.

Anonymous said...

The first image is really unique.
The Tulips are beautiful. Me, I'm
just going to keep on collecting butterflies. Edie