Monday, January 2, 2012

Favourite Photo of the Year

 

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I was so impressed with myself for this photo and as I look at it now I can see a large boo boo.  It is a bulls eye shot and it does not hit any of the intersections of  the rule of thirds.  I just loved the colours in it and with the texture from French Kiss called purple prose I made me happy.   

I am joining Lisa for the first 2012 edition of The Creative Exchange.   Valerie

25 comments:

lisa said...

Valerie, there is definitely NO boo-boo here, as far as I am concerned. One of the reasons so much time is spent on the Rule of Thirds is so that we can creatively break that rule, and you have done that so beautifully here!! I would not change a thing about this wonderful photograph. It is simply perfect to me.

Thank you so very much for sharing with us today at The Creative Exchange.

Have a great day!

lisa.

Seeing Each Day said...

I for one don't think you needed the rule of thirds for this photo- such a soft and lovely capture.

guild-rez said...

It is a beautiful picture!
Love the colour too!
Happy New Year.
Gisela
Guildwood - Ontario

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It's beautiful...lots of pretty shades of lavender! ♥

Ruth said...

Rules are there to be broken and sometimes things are good in the middle! A beautiful image, maybe take from this that you're growing as a photographer, it's a good sign :)

EG Wow said...

It's a beauty, Valerie! I wish you all the best in 2012!

Leslie's Garden said...

Well, I think it's a lovely picture! YOu are being too hard on yourself! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

Leslie's Garden said...

Oooh, and a Master Gardner! Now I know where to come for help with mine!!

Pat said...

rules are meant to be broken - I do that every day in every way!

Porch Days said...

Your photo is lovely. Remember, rules are meant to be broken and sometimes centered is right for the shot. I love your effect. I have tried lots of Kim Klaussen's textures but they never look right on my photos. Not sure why. Nancy

Kristy LifenReflection said...

A love choice indeed!

Lavender Cottage said...

Looks good to me Val, the background is a pretty one.
Judith

Jann Olson said...

Rules Smules, the picture is a beauty. I love the texture behind the cosmos!

Jill Harrison said...

it certainly is a beautiful choice Valarie - but to be correct, yes, the image could have been improved by applying the rule of thirds. Of course, you can still crop the image - the wonder of digital!
Sometimes we don't see things till later. However, the texture and pp you have done is truly beautiful.

Merike said...

Lovely photo and texture too. Well done :)

Sherri B. said...

I didn't even notice your boo-boo and I think the image is perfect as is! So gorgeous...the textures and effects you achieved are beautiful.

Liz said...

I LOVE this image! It's so beautiful and delicate. Sometimes I don't think the rule of thirds needs to be adhered to.

Connie Smiley said...

Oh, it makes me happy, too!

Sylvia said...

This is a lovely picture, Valerie, love the purple tones and the flower is gorgeous !
My best wishes for the New Year !
Sylvia

Georgianna said...

Happy New Year, Val!! It's a gorgeous, rich and painterly image. I really love it. Rules can definitely be broken.

Wishing you a wonderful year ahead! – g

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

I think it's so pretty! I love the texture over it.

LDH said...

This exception is most lovely! Everything about this photo is beautiful!

Brenda said...

THIS IS MY FAVORITE, TOO! Love the delicate flower and it's color. Very beautiful...and very creative.
Brenda

geetlee said...

beautiful colors! photographing flowers makes me happy. i love editing and texturizing as well.
hope you have a great weekend!

leavesnbloom said...

simply beautiful