During our trip to Oregon in June, I took some quick snaps of flowers in a flower box along the sidewalk. I wasn’t impressed with what I got in the camera. The sun was high in the sky, the colors looked washed out, and I just didn’t “feel” it for this image. So I thought I might try a little creativity and see what I could come up with. Here is the result. Click the image to view large.

creativity - blooming beautities
Blooming Beauties

I used the oil painting filter in Photoshop along with some filters in Nik’s Color Efx 4.0 to change the dynamics of the image. I like the results. Certainly something different for me.