Welcome to Flower Art Friday #5 for May 25, 2012. We open the gallery early Thursday morning and stay open until Saturday evening right before midnight.
My floral image for today was another shot taken at Lowes, and I used Topaz Labs Remask, Adjust & Simplify to mask out the background. The texture I used here from Shadowhouse Creations Painterly collection.
Our top reader's picks from last week had one clear winner - this magnificent cactus flower from Yvonne Michelle who shares her work on her blog Photoecstacy:
The next three images received the same number of votes, so we technically have a top "four" this week.
Andrea Dawn of The Art of Life joined in again with this bright and beautiful Cosmos:
A talented photographer whose blogs at Pieces of Contentment, shared this spectacular image:
And finally, this dreamy and French inspired piece from Camelia Danielescu.
Congratulations winners! Grab your badge!
Before we get this party started, here's just a quick reminder of the rules before we begin.
Flower Art Friday is a weekly gallery featuring your floral themed creations. We will have themes from time to time, but these will only be suggestions and you may feel free to deviate if you like. Obviously the theme revolves around flowers,and works submitted can be photos, digitally manipulated photos, textured photos, or mixed media collages.
Check out my resources page for information on some great sites that provide free textures, clip art, and tutorials.
The rules are pretty simple. Your link should go directly to your blog post or flickr post, and I ask that you post a link back to my blog in return. Post only your original work, and give credit appropriately to the source of images, clip art, or textures you may use in your piece. It would be awesome if you would grab my badge and include it in your post.
You also get to vote for your favorites. I will feature the top three picks on my blog next week, so if you participate please note that you are also giving me permission to repost your photo here.
Okie doke, let's go, shall we?