Remember when I mentioned that I would join any online creative challenge if it truly spoke to my heart? Well, I did join this one and I completed the challenge early, so I'm posting my results! The point of this challenge was to interpret (in any medium you wish) the phrase "Just sit there and look pretty." The phrase immediately made me think of this scripture:
"Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these." (Matt. 6:28-29)
Yes, flowers get to just sit there and look pretty. And I appreciate them for the wonderful job they do. They make excellent photography subjects because they don't run and hide or cover their blooms with their leaves right when you snap. They are patient and will put up with any length session. Gotta love that! So much easier than photographing teenagers!
Scott Kelby World Wide Photo Walk that I did in July in Greenville, SC. And then played to my heart's content in PSE8! To give credit, I added the "All My Loving" texture from Kim Klassen, "define, sharp," "warmer," and "edge burn" actions from Pioneer Woman and several Photoshop Elements blending modes. The font is tsp i of the morning which can be downloaded free from the font name link!
Click here to read the Emma Tree challenge information. There is still time to join! The challenge deadline is actually the 23rd, but there are some early entries! Click here to scroll through the Emma Tree blog and see other challenge entries as they come in. :)