It's time to join in with Kat Sloma's Photo Heart Connection for February.
I have been severely challenged in taking photos this month due to a combination of the appalling weather conditions and the fact that I've been very busy at work so when we have had good weather when I've been working, I haven't been able to get out.
I could of course have set up some shots to take indoors using props but although I really like the results when others do it, It doesn't appeal to me as an activity.
So as you can see I was a little stumped by what to choose as my photo heart connection, until Thursday that is, when I looked up from my desk to notice the light and reflections of a string of metal leaves I have hung up in the window - everything changed!
I took a number of pictures zooming in and out and was surprised when I found I had a triple reflection which I had not noticed just looking at the leaf
I thought it would be good to pop across to Photoshop and experiment with blend modes and textures - these are some of the results
I have also just started Kelly Rae Roberts Hello Soul Hello Mixed-Media Mantra's course, which is about painting rather than photography, but the first part of the course is about coming up with mantras which are personal to us - so of course I couldn't resist including some of them on these pictures which seemed the perfect vehicle for them.
Experimenting was really fun
and it's hard to choose a favourite
But I think this is the one that most makes my heart sing and therefore is my Photo Heart Connection for February
I think what I really love about this one is the way the original leaf shines out in silver with the lacy reflections behind.
I'd love to know which is your favourite!
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