Hydrangea

Judy Hardiman Creative, Photography 2 Comments

I love these big white flowers and I finally made the time to photograph them.  I used my scanner for this shot and Alien Skin’s Exposure 6 during the post-processing.  I also added a texture from Flypaper Textures, Flypaper Tex Box 2 : Muscatel.

Still Life – Tulips and Vase

Judy Hardiman Creative, Photography Leave a Comment

During the early seventeenth century as great advances were being made in the study of botany, new species of flowers were imported into western Europe for the first time.  Some of these flowers were rare and as a result they were quite expensive.  The tulip was one of these flowers.  At the height of “tulip-mania”, it is said that “some …

Still Life – Gerbera Daisy

Judy Hardiman Creative, Photography 2 Comments

There is something about Gerbers that draws me to them.  They are such a beautiful flower with a lot of detail.  I am not the only one who finds these flowers special.  It turns out they are the fifth most used flower in the world (after roses, carnations, chrysanthemums and tulips). Gerbera daisies come in a rainbow of colours and …

Still Life – Tulips

Judy Hardiman Creative, Photography 2 Comments

I am a big fan of textures and there are two places I go when I am looking for just the right one and they are: Flypaper Textures and Shadowhouse Creations.  Both offer excellent textures and it ultimately boils down to who has the texture I am looking for. For this photo, I used Flypaper Textures.    They have a wonderful …

Camellia Found at Bok Tower

Jim Hardiman Florida, Photography, Travel

On a recent trip to Florida, Judy and I had the opportunity to visit Bok Tower.  Often referred to as the Taj Mahal of the US, this beautiful site has a wonderful botanical garden.  I was fortunate to find this excellent specimen of a Camellia flower.  The flower which originally came from Eastern and Southern Asia is absolutely beautiful.  If …