Let's make it free & easy....shall we?
Your image must contain at least one layer of any of my textures.
That's it... nice and easy.
Last week I wasn't able to show you the steps I took to go from my original image to my final creation. Well, I make up for that in this eDition. There are 17 layers in this creation. That may sound like a lot, but each later adds in its own touch to the final. For the previous Texture Tuesday, we used "Simplicity." I guess I am usually not a simplistic type person in my photographic creations. Mother Nature does a fantastic job by herself, but I like to create something from her efforts into what my mind sees. And, you never can tell what my mind wants to visualize from what is really out there in Nature.
Something wicked has come to Lauritzen Gardens, Omaha's Botanical Center. This year's spring flower show is, Wicked Plants: Colorful Characters from the Dark Side of the Plant World. This show will run January 14 through May 13, 2012. I saw the exhibit on January 31, 2012. It is fantastic.
The plant kingdom has many interesting characters. Over eons of evolution, they have developed a dizzying arsenal of defenses against insects, animals, and yes, humans. The show displays the plants in a tropical jungle with vines hanging overhead and dark pools of waterfalls The show displays plants that can paralyze, strangulate, cause derangement and death as highlighted in Amy Stewart's book "Wicked Plants: The Weed that Killed Lincoln's Mother & Other Botanical Atrocities". And now, something wicked has come to Lauritzen Gardens. It's mayhem under glass, as the Floral Display Hall will feature many of nature's worst. Those brave enough to wander into the show will find planting beds, and other nooks and crannies crammed with botanical bad guys.
Here is my original photograph I took of the Angel's Trumpet plant.