Variation on a Rose

Did not write much today . . . actually, did not add a single word to NaNoWriMo 2K15. My apologies to them who are waiting for more. It will come, but not today. 

Before I get to the rose, this was the scene this morning looking out the bedroom window . . . 

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That don’t look too bad, I hear someone say . . . 

By late morning, the snow had given way to sunshine . . . but someone still had to shovel 5+ inches of very wet, very heavy snow. That someone also did some chores and cleaned up my office. When he was done, I had no writing motivation in me. 

However, the rose that appeared in a few posts ago (HERE) had opened up a little more. I took some photos with my Nikon rig, but also snapped a few with the Samsung Note II. 

I did not notice it at the time, but I failed to lock in good focus with the Samsung. It’s normally tack-on, so I’m guessing a combination of being too close and poor lighting. Here’s what the photo looks like after processing in Snapseed.

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It has a not-bad dreamy-like feel, but really, that’s just poor focus. I played with it while still in Snapseed . . . 

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Still not to my liking. I kept at it and finally settled on this processing . . . 

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Why choose this particular processing? As Everett said, “It’s a fool that looks for logic in the chambers of the human heart.

Mind you, Everett was someone not up on their anatomy; got to look above the shoulders for logic, and even then it rarely makes an appearance. 

Anyway, when I took it to Pixlr Express, I tried a few variations.

I liked this as my first effort:

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I quickly wondered what a B&W theme would do.

20151111_173249_HDR-01_20151111211216429_20151111211945445_DIGIYou know, it’s not too bad.

What the heck, I thought, is a heck? Why not say ‘what the hell?’ Then, I thought of hexagons, but all I could find was pentagrams. 

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You mean a pentagon, right? Pentagon, pentagram, who’s got the time to be picky? 

That led me to think a blue motif would not look too bad on this flower.

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That was right before I remembered the mosaic option in Pixlr.

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There are other arrangements, but I liked that one.

So, there you have it . . . no writing, but some playing around with a virtual copy of a real flower.

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20 Responses to Variation on a Rose

  1. seekraz says:

    Very nice variations….

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  2. sandra getgood says:

    Interesting, and you deserved a break, after shoveling snow….. I am SO not ready for snow and ice and freezing temperatures.

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    • disperser says:

      It was exercise, so I don’t mind it. You can also immediately see the result of your efforts (a clean drive), so the gratification effort is fairly high. Plus, it got up to the mid-40s. With the high-altitude sunshine, I did not even wear a coat, hat, or gloves.

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  3. I am so not ready for snow. I know we need it badly, but I don’t look forward to driving to work in that.

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  4. Ooh…love the mosaics option! Beautiful!
    Wow, good thing “someone” was there to do all that work for you! ;-) :-P
    “Someone” is not here to do my chores, so I’ll have to do them.
    Well, all writers need a break to think and process…even whilst shoveling snow or doing chores or eating a snack. Is it snack time yet?!?!
    Your winter wonderland is SO beautiful! (I’m a weirdo who loves rain and snow!)
    HUGS!!! :-)

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  5. gorgeous variations!!!

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  6. disperser … I’m trying to decide which I enjoy more – your photo montages or your commentaries. Oh what the heck, I’ll go for both. ;-)

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  7. Hey, Emilio! I hope you and Melisa are having a good whee-kend. It’s raining here and they say “maybe some snow”. Woot Woo! :-)
    HUGS!!! :-)

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  8. Liked the outer space version :)

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    • disperser says:

      Thank you and good eye; that’s an overlay of a galaxy cluster.

      I did bookmark the Tokyo info. I hope to visit one day. Probably not in the near future, so I don’t know if it will ever happen, but we’ll see.

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