Friday, July 31, 2009

Oh, happy day

Sunflower
Summertime, and the living is easy.
Well, not really, but when I look at this picture, it sorta feels that way sometimes . . .

Michelle Black's 'Funky' action applied, opacity lowered to 40%.

16 comments:

LouDuk said...

I absolutely love this one. It is so good it looks fake. The techniques you used on it are great. I just can not get over how fantastic it is.

A New England Life said...

Oh I miss growing BIG Sunflowers like that! We used to grow them every year but I grew tired of it and planted Boxwood instead. LOL! Quite a trade off wouldn't you say?

Bee-utiful photo!

In our house the saying would be 'Summertime and the living is hectic!'

Sharon

Christine said...

My favorite flower is the Sunflower! This photo looks fantastic... like one of those at a stock photo website. I'd make this my desktop photo if you had a full size one to share. :D

Country Girl said...

Yeah, it does look a little surreal but it's real. I forgot to mention that the original photo was bad. Too dark. I ran TRA's Ying/Yang, lightening around the leaves and the flower itself. So that's that. Then I put Michelle to work. It was so difficult pushing that button and all . . .

~ C.G.

Char said...

gorgeous shot - the processing works great

Weezee said...

That is stunning!

Amy said...

COOL! Another blog by Kate and this one is all your gorgeous shots!! Great!! Thanks for the tip off, I wasn't aware of this blog!! Maybe I should read the stuff on the side of your Country Girl blog better- but I usually just grab the posts and that's it!!! :-))
Very impressive photo Kate- as usual!!

Mary said...

Beautiful, Kate! Did your husband grow that?

Daryl said...

Love sunflowers and this is one majestic puppy ..

The Japanese Redneck said...

I love sunflowers. Great photo.
Ramona

Audrey at Barking Mad said...

How can anyone look at a sunflower and NOT smile. Come on, I dare you to try.

Mental P Mama said...

WOW

Reddirt Woman said...

Don't 'cha just love the big sunflowers and you even caught the busy bees.

Love it.

Helen

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

What is it about a sunflower that has smiley face all over it?

The Good Life in Virginia said...

summer...summmer is all i think about when i see it.

have a wonderful saturday.

Suzanne said...

It looks just like a Happy Day!
Thanks