October 19, 2010

Picture This Photo Contest Entry: Floating Away

Here's my entry for GGW's Picture This Photo Contest for October:

Floating Away

Abyssinian gladiola blooms and oak leaves photographed using my scanner after a bit of experimentation.

This gladiola is a late season bloomer, and it's only just started blooming around here.  The flowers are quite precious, and the leaves are gorgeous although I didn't include them in the scan.


I have to say that this is a really fun photo contest and quite original!

9 comments:

  1. This is a very pretty photo! You'll have to let us know when you win the contest!

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  2. Good luck. It's a lovely photo.

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  3. Thanks, you two!! I hope I at least get an honorable mention, but there are a lot of good entries!

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  4. Did you actually put water on your scanner bed??? IT looks so cool...

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  5. Julie - I'm kinda reluctant to say what I did, but it wasn't water and wasn't done in GIMP/Photoshop. ;-)

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  6. Beautiful! I really like Abyssian gladiolas, but so do the squirrels, so I don't grow them anymore.

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  7. I can only think the squirrels leave my bulbs alone because there are lots of easier food sources like acorns and the compost pile. Naughty squirrels.

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  8. I wondered about the water, also. Keep your secret, it is very cool.

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  9. Tufa Girl - Thanks! I'll probably explain how I did it eventually. I'm terrible at keeping secrets anyhow.

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