Beam of Sunshine


The SUNSHINE of life is made up of very little beams, that are bright all the time. Conrad Potter Aiken

No, I did not find this in my yard. I searched the city over. It was quite a feat. But boy is she a beauty or what?

This is the formula for today's image.
Layer 1- Background
Layer 2- Kim Klassen's love with overlay at 70% opacity
Layer 3- Paper with text with soft light at 100% opacity
Layer 4- Removed some of the text from the flower
Layer 5- Bumped down the hue/saturation
Layer 6- Added watermark

I'm linking this post to Kim Klassen's Texture Tuesday. If you have not yet seen her work you must click on the link. She is a very talented lady.


I'm also linking to Communal Global.

This is part of my 30 Days of Spring Photo Challenge.

It runs thru May 15th, but you are welcome to join at any time and you can do as little or as much as you would like.

You can add your pics to my 30 Days of Spring flickr group.

You can tweet it using the #30dos hashtag.

Or you can do a post and share it here at project alicia. (The linky is over at Day 1.) Just grab this button.

Project Alicia

The important part is to get out there and start snapping! What kind of images are you capturing for spring?


  1. Very nice image! I love that you shared your processing steps with us. I think I've shot all the spring flowers in my area. Now I'm limited to just shooting the scenery, mostly castles and other buildings and landscapes.

    Hope to see you again next week at Communal Global! =)

  2. Gorgeous! I love the hint of text in the background :)

  3. The texture works perfectly for this shot! :)

  4. a beautiful photo. i love the processing!

  5. What a delightful image, the textures really made it special.

  6. Love this, beautiful image and use of textures.

  7. Oh what a beauty! Love it:)

  8. just so pretty..... always.... 'sigh' :)

    thanks for linking up with Texture Tuesday, my friend.
    xxo, kim

  9. I am enjoying bloghopping and seeing wonderful works of arts from texture loving artists! This one is is pretty, I love the soft tones!

  10. Gorgeous! Love the white and the texture!

    Tamar - linking up w/ community global

  11. I must say....You rocked the socks right off this one, sweetie!

  12. Send some of that sunshine you mentioned our way, k? We're getting a late spring SNOW today. All that WAS green is white again.

  13. She sure is gorgeous! Love the tone and texture, Lish. Wish it weren't so cold today in Iowa. You deserve a little bit of sun!

  14. Hi Alicia, Such a beautiful, delicate image! I like your spring on a clothesline too. I can relate- it has been miserable and cold here for days. I think we are going to skip spring and head right into summer.

  15. I have had a wonderful time looking at your blog this morning....beautiful photography! Yes, it looks like Wisconsin has had similar weather to Iowa. We had frost this morning...I just want it to warm up soon, I feel like winter is just around the corner (OK, that might be a bit dramatic! )

  16. So pretty! I love how your shared your edit too :)