Darn it, I wish I could remember the steps I took here. It was all done in Photoshop Elements 6. Blending modes and sketch filters gave this result. I think I am wearing down! 🙂
This honey bee is impatient for this daffodil to open! Soon he will have plenty to work with as the fruit trees here in the valley will be blooming in the next few weeks. Almonds are generally first, along with plums, nectarines and apricots. We have a Blossom Trail here that I will try to travel down once things really start blooming. But for now, enjoy this little guy and his hunt for pollen. I cropped, adjusted levels and dodged and burned.
These will be blooming by tomorrow or the next day. It’s been warm and wet the last couple of weeks. Almost everything in nature represents simplicity to me. This newborn blossom seemed a fitting subject for the theme. Adjusted levels and burned.