Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Waiting for the cherry blossom

cherry blossom

I finally got to take some flower photos yesterday and hope to be able to share them with you soon. Not today (been working, tired) and not tomorrow (won't be home), but soon. In the meantime, here's a little collage I made with the older, fuzzy pics I mentioned earlier.

This isn't my best artistic editing, but I enjoyed layering photos and textures. It's actually two different cherry blossom photos on top of each other, the second one being added as a texture, and then there's two or three different textures added on top of that. It's really fun playing with photos this way. The result may not always be so great, but it sure is fun -- and a great way of using photos that came out less than perfect as it doesn't have to be a bad thing if the pic is blurred, has a boring composition etc. It can be almost like doodling, but with photos. Many times I do it just for that reason, with no thought of ever showing the result to anyone, just having it as a personal creative outlet. I might not even save the finished image, even if it isn't hideous.

If you've never done it before, you should consider giving it a try sometime. Doesn't matter if you're a photo editing newbie, anyone can create fun pics regardless of skill level with a user-friendly tool like PicMonkey (used here) or Pixlr Express. Just start with something easy and work from there. Sometimes you fail, but without failures you don't get the successes so it's just scrap the bad pic and begin with a new one instead.


  1. Lovely sunny cherry blossom pic.

  2. I love seeing your photos :) I find I rarely remember to comment on them, but know that I'm always enjoying them :D

    Btw .. a while back I won a giveaway you held. In the bundle of goodies there were two hand painted pearls ( I think they're glass). At any rate, I finally made myself use one of them lol http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=456798187679465&set=a.101260276566593.2930.100000478634188&type=1&theater&notif_t=photo_comment

    1. Thanks! Oh, I'm the same way myself when it comes to commenting on posts and photos...

      What a lovely bracelet -- I'm glad my beads found a good home and could become part of such pretty jewellery. (Not on FB so can't comment there, but making a mental note to swing by your blog soon.)

  3. Hi Maneki how are you doing? I guess you are busy growing potatos. Be back soon...but have a good rest too when needed.xoox

    1. Nice to know someone's thinking of me. Thanks! Yes, it's mostly the potatoes that's kept me from being much online. The harvest season actually only began for me this weekend, but I've also been busy in the gardens (mostly another person's garden -- boring work and my knees and backs don't appreciate it, but the money's welcome) and doing things I know I won't have time for once the harvest really gains momentum.

      Hopefully I won't be too busy, but have enough spare time and energy to blog and be online too. Not always much time, but at least a little.


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