Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Simple Beach Flower

Simple Beach Flower

Learning photography has taught me to look at all the details in the world around me. Whether it's observing cloud shapes, the light of the sun on buildings or even a simple flower in the sand dune, I am always on the look out for a photo opportunity. Last week at the beach during a very windy day, I noticed the flowers in the dunes, simple bright yellow color among the green leaves and sand. This is a beach sunflower, Helianthus debilis and in areas where it doesn't freeze, it is a perennial flower. 

Originally, I was working with this larger shot, but felt there was too much competition for the flower and that it needed to be by itself for today's simple prompt. 

Editing completed in Photoshop Elements 10
Textures with kk_wonderfulmagic- Vivid light 11% Opacity
and kk_rest- Screen blend 42% Opacity with a clipping mask for flower and leaves.


  1. very simple and still so beautiful...nicely processed..
    Greetings from Münich Germany

  2. There's always beauty in simple, love your edit!

  3. Beautifully done. Your simple version is beautiful. However, I like the original shot with the weathered tree trunk. The texture of the wood and the bright simple blossom are wonderful together.


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