Thursday, June 7, 2012

PAF B/W e-Dition

     Couldn't resist trying Bonnie's "challenge" this week after watching her video on the satin-like gradient map technique. 
     I decided to take a break from PAF for the summer to focus on commitments and obligations that need to be completed; I always feel sad when I am unable to comment on each post. This week I won't be able to "post comments" until Sunday night; and, will make every effort to at least comment on those who comment on my post. Meanwhile, I so appreciate the feedback. Love and hugs from Alaska. Karen

Satin Peony


[Please click above to link to the challenge. Fab photos there!]

13 comments:

Lost Aussie said...

Very pretty peony!

helena said...

love how the black and white brings out the shadows and depth within the flower

Ruth said...

I love Peonies, this one is beautiful, the monochrome shows up the shapes of the petals and gives the picture a wonderful abstract look, great!

Joanne Huffman said...

Love the rich texture of this.

Bonnie said...

I agree with Ruth. Your treatment has given the peony a great abstract look. Lovely work Karen. Thanks for sharing it with PAF!

A Garden of Threads said...

Beautiful!!

Pat said...

Lovely work!

Ida said...

Beautiful! - Love how full the bloom is and then the Satin look combined with the wonderful feathery look on some of the petals makes this very pleasing o the eye.

Kim Stevens said...

Oh, I just love that effect! While I totally understand, we will miss you at PAF!

Loredana Donovan said...

Nice job with the satin effect on the peony, looks very pretty! :)

linda said...

wonderful edit! I love the satiny texture.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

The petals of the peony take prominence in a black and white. Lovely. V

Deborah said...

Karen, your 'satin peony' is gorgeous!
and like you, I thought Bonnie's tut was fantastic!