when i worry about too much processing...
a restaurant on union square had trashed some
dogwood. i took photos but thought it might be fun
to scan the blooms so i brought some branches home.
i scanned them on the flatbed and played around
in photoshop elements - such a seductive,
powerful tool - for, oh, let's just say more than an hour.
created a new texture, some brushes. picked blooms from
one take and added them to another. added a layer of
many blooms. toned, lightened and so on as one does.
i kind of like the result (above)
but then i looked at the original image.
granted they're apples and oranges.
still i think (as usual) i prefer the simple,
elegant version. opinions?