July 21, 2009

Petalistic



Summer flowers are so lush and sensuous. This beautiful dahlia, framed by purple and white statice, unfolded its curving variegated petals to adorn a table where I enjoyed a wonderful meal among friends. It's bright color and ample blossom made it the perfect complement to the festive gathering.

I couldn't help but take out my camera to capture a few images as this delightful dahlia and I smiled at each other. Above I captured a sideways glance of its soft full petals, their creamy texture and their light drenched, yellow edging. Below I captured it face on, eager and attentive, symmetrical and perfectly appointed, with the hazy heat of summer as a backdrop.

I used several filters on these images to bring out the lovely texture and the brilliant color of this casual summer bouquet.


3 comments:

Jeff said...

Lisa,
These are awesome images! There is real power in the way that you have cropped these shots and I love the effect that you achieved with your filters. Nicely done!

Theresa said...

Lisa, I don't know how you do it, but these pictures are truly artistic. I love them!

the ungourmet said...

I love the feel of both of these. Beautiful!