I so enjoyed participating in Flower Art Friday last week and I am up for round two . . . well it's actually Week #4 of this link-up but my second go round. LeAnne, at Photos By LeAnne is our gracious hostess.
This week I chose this lovely cosmos to submit.
These were one of my mama's favourites and they always remind me of her.
The cosmos is native to Mexico and on down to Brazil. It is also known as the "love flower" and is said to be favoured as a gift on Valentine's Day.
"The magical bloom with its soft petals, with its wobbly magic, is as if a dream turned into reality . . .
a song remembered, a verse sung."
This is the same flower as in the first image, slightly different angle. My edits are all done by playing with the contrast, brightness, shadows and highlights, then adjusting temperature, tint and saturation. The last thing I do is adjust the detail. Pretty low-tech, I know, but I love the results.