January is too early for the pink trumpet trees (Tabebuia impetiginosa) to be blooming, but we have experienced several stretches of unseasonably warm weather during the 2013/2014 winter in Southern California. I took advantage of an overcast afternoon to capture fragile blossoms against a bright white sky, which gave me a blank background to play with. Brushes and texture are from Leslie Nicole’s French Kiss Textures (butterfly & watercolor heart brushes, CremeFraiche texture from Tableaux set). (Olympus E-5 & Zuiko 70-300mm zoom at 141mm [282mm in full-frame 35mm equivalent], f/6.3, 1/250 sec., ISO 500, handheld, bright overcast)
Featured in RedBubble Explore, 7 Day Popular Art, Design & Photography (February 2014)
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