A few days ago we had one of the really rare beautifully sunny days this winter. Crisp blue sky and wonderful light. Too good an opportunity to miss, so I cut a tiny heart garland from plain white paper (as you do) and stuck it in the rose bush (and various other vegetation) in my garden. (See Hearts in the Wind).

Of course I couldn’t quite leave it alone, although I loved the photograph before all the edits, I love it even more with them… :-)

Two in the series:

Part of my new series of images for licensing on Arcangel-Images – use this code: SYST-00121

Created with my own photographs in Photoshop, no stock used.


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I am a very creative person and it’s my way of dealing with the world, inside and out. I am only happy when I am making things or painting or writing. There are just not enough hours in the day…. I am into poetry and photo manipulation at the moment and also dabbling in photography. :-)

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  • Mandy Kerr
    Mandy Kerrover 2 years ago

    Beautiful light

  • Many thanks Mayou. Much appreciated. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • dorina costras
    dorina costrasover 2 years ago

    Love the effect and the colors, Sybille!

  • Many thanks Dorina. Much appreciated. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorover 2 years ago


  • Many thanks Liz. Much appreciated. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • LoveringArts
    LoveringArtsover 2 years ago

    A most fabulous image Sybille ….. Stylish photographyb

  • Many thanks Paul. Much appreciated. :-) I am still learning lots every day with my photography! :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • autumnwind
    autumnwindover 2 years ago

    so beautiful. and so creative of you Sybille. xoxoxoxoxox ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

  • Thanks so much Sweetie. This is my favourite of the paper hearts. :-) The photograph looked good even before I messed around with it. LOL xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

    – Sybille Sterk

    JUSTARTover 2 years ago


  • Many thanks Sylvia. Much appreciated. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • lroof
    lroofover 2 years ago

  • Thank you so much Lauren. :-) xo

    – Sybille Sterk

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