The challenge was to only post 2 photos, but I couldn't decide what I liked best so there are 3 edits.
I'd like your opinion, please do use the comments to say which edit you liked and why or what else I could try...
The original photo was out of focus, by accident. The wild poppies are in full bloom and one night last week after work and shortly before sunset, I spent about an hour shooting the wildflowers which were growing across the street from my house.
As I was about to delete this blurry photo, I realized, hey, that would be perfect for editing, because focus won't matter!
I like the bold colors and blur of photo #2 plus it was just 2 clicks 😃
In photo #3, I don't like some of the blotches on the canvas, but overall I like the watercolor effect as an edit.
In the final edit I went into expert mode and started applying various filters and effects and lost track of all of the different effects which I applied. My aim was tto emulate my favorite painter, Claude Monet and the impressionistic style of pointillism but I find it became a little too dark overall.
This was a really fun exercise! I hope there's at least one in the series which you like, if so, please let me know.