“Water Lilies is an extension of my life. Without the water the lilies cannot live, as I am without art.”
― Claude Monet

My eighth composite for my fifty-two-week project started out as something else entirely.  I knew that I wanted to do something with   water.

Many of the first images I was working with contained rain.  There was an image of raindrops on a grill cover, trees in rain, children looking longingly out of the window on a rainy day, a rainy day sky, and a friend holding an umbrella.

I tried many different combinations using these images.  Nothing seemed to come together.

Since I love color, my eyes kept being drawn to the colorful umbrella.  While the colorful umbrella was still loaded into Photoshop, I began perusing my files.  I stumbled upon an image of a frog looking into a scene.  I took this image while visiting my brother and his wife this past summer.  I thought, perhaps, I could tie the two images together in some way.

As I studied the images carefully, I remembered a scene I photographed during the fall of vivid colors in a garden containing water lilies.  The colorful reflections of fall leaves on the water were amazing!

Once I began playing with these images, I was able to create something that made me happy.

Walking on Water Lilies

I hope it will make you happy, too!

 

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Mary Presson Roberts
Mary Presson Roberts

I am a travel and fine art photographer living and working in the Carolinas. My camera has taken me to places I never would have experienced and to people I never would have met. Photography has truly changed my life! Using my blog, I hope to share the joys of both travel and photography.

Comments (8)

  1. Love it!

    1. Mary Presson Roberts

      Thank you, so much, Judy!

  2. Simply gorgeous.

    1. Mary Presson Roberts

      Thank you, Cathy!

  3. My favorite so far!

    1. Mary Presson Roberts

      Thanks, Jennifer! It is my favorite so far, as well!

  4. Glad your dedicated to creating and sharing these beautiful composites Mary.

    1. Mary Presson Roberts

      Thank you, kindly, Dan!

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