A ‘Flare’ for a Flowery Photo …

I took a few photos of flowers today, the Fritillary is hidden in the front garden and there is just the one lonely flower! The rose is in a vase on the kitchen windowsill, having been bought this morning:

I then used a programme called ‘Flare’ on my computer to play around a bit with these images. I do think the flowers are beautiful in their own right but it was fun to see how these photos looked once they had been digitally altered.

Here are my 2 favourite results:

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With each of the photos I tried to enhance the natural beauty of the flowers – I really like the light in the photo of the fritillary, it shines through the delicate pattern on the petals. I think that the rose looks almost ethereal, as if it would be blown away by the merest hint of a breeze.