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My attempt to add texture to a photo of my fading roses. I used a washed out version of one of my tree bark photos as the background, and I think it makes a pretty good texture.

Photos taken with my Canon EOS Rebel XSI/450 camera, and all editing done in Picasa3, a free download

Top Ten Winner in the “Beauty In Death – Faded Roses” challenge in Roses Grow On You, April 10, 2014
FEATURED in Roses Grow on You, Oct. 10, 2012
Top Ten Winner in the “Textured Roses” challenge in Roses Grow on You, Oct. 7, 2012
Top Ten Winner in the “Beauty In Death – Faded Roses” challenge in Roses Grow On You!, August 30, 2012
FEATURED in Cee’s Fun Artsy Friends, March 22, 2010

Having lived most of my life in the northeast U.S., I am enjoying retired life in sunny Florida. I enjoy photographing many different kinds of things, but especially flowers and animals, including the beautiful birds found here in Florida. I am currently using a Canon EOS Rebel XSi/450D camera, a Canon 55-250 mm telescopic zoom lens, and a Sony P10 Cyber-shot digital camera. My newest acquisition is a Canon PowerShot SX260 HS, a point and shoot which I will be carrying in my purse.

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  • AliceDoodles
    AliceDoodlesalmost 5 years ago

    Dot, I think I like this the best out of the series. I think the background helps set the feel of the picture. Good work!

  • Chris, thank you so much for your helpful remarks. I’ve pretty much found my way around Picasa3, and you can do more in that free program than I ever thought you could.

    – AuntDot

  • maxy
    maxyalmost 5 years ago

    Breathtaking presentation!!! Love the wonderful look of these beauties!!! xx

  • I still have them. They are totally dried and very tiny — in a shot glass! I hate to throw flowers away. Sometimes you get a few that will stay this way. Thanks for your lovely comment, Maxy!

    – AuntDot

  • Thanks so much for the fave, too, maxy!!

    – AuntDot

  • Morag Bates
    Morag Batesalmost 5 years ago

    So lovely Dot, nice texture also !

  • Thanks Morag. It’s an early experiment for me, but I’m pretty happy with the way it turned out.

    – AuntDot

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...almost 5 years ago

    absolutely magnificent work

  • Now I’m encouraged so much by your comment. Thanks so much Kathy!!

    – AuntDot

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtalmost 5 years ago

    Wonderfully done and presented!! :D

  • Thanks so very much, Cee. For an early experiment, it’s getting some positive reviews. There’s hope for me yet!! LOL

    – AuntDot

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtalmost 5 years ago

    Your cohosts,
    Cee and Chris

  • Quinn Blackburn
    Quinn Blackburnalmost 5 years ago

    just lovely! :) wishing you laughter

  • Thank you very much, Quinn. Wishing you laughter, too, and a very happy spring!!

    – AuntDot

  • And thanks so much for adding this to your favorites. Much appreciated!

    – AuntDot

  • noffi
    noffialmost 5 years ago

    Very nice image. Whatever you did in post editing has certainly not hurt the photo. It is simply beautiful. The end is worth the means!

  • Thank you, Liz, for your lovely comment! The roses image is not quite as sharp as the original, but not too bad. I wanted that fading look anyway.

    – AuntDot

  • Rosalie Scanlon
    Rosalie Scanlonalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful image, I like your textured background, looks great.

  • Thanks so much, Rosalie!

    – AuntDot

  • Kim  Calvert
    Kim Calvertalmost 5 years ago

    Beautifully done, the layers and the elegance of that flower are wonderful.

  • Thanks so much Kim. New to textures, so this is one of my first. I’m still working in Picasa3 — don’t have a clue how to start Photoshop!

    – AuntDot

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