We shot groups this week. I decided to shoot the Purple Cone Flowers (aka Echinacea) growing in my garden. These babies were a gift from my sister, and boy do I love them! They are so beautiful, bright, delicate, yet edgy with the yellow spikes on top. I love that they attract honeybees. My kids will go out there and watch the bees work for minutes at a time (hey, how long is your attention span?). I’ve been admiring the work from a fellow LPTGer for weeks now. He uses textures in a lot of his photos and they are pretty amazing. I’m a little nervous about photoshop; I don’t really use it that much and there’s so much you can do, it’s a little overwhelming. I decided to take a chance this week and go for some textures. Wouldn’t you know, I couldn’t figure out how to get the textures into Photoshop… So, I just winged it and messed around with stuff on my own, creating my own texture. The end product is fairly nice for a first run. I’ll have to figure out how to get the textures off Flickr and mess around with those.