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.


Jeff said...

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!

theUngourmet said...

I love the feel of both of these. Beautiful!