Peaceful Morning

Ingredients for a perfect breakfast:  A cup of java, a slice of orange, a book, served on the deck while listening to the gulls and the surf.   I could do this every morning.

Peaceful morning:  All's right with the world

Peaceful morning: All’s right with the world

But, if I didn’t have the beach, or the sun —  or even the fresh fruit — it would still be near perfect with a cup of coffee and a book.

A cuppa

A cuppa

These are my entries for Kim Klassen’s Texture Tuesday, Cuppa Love edition.

“Recipes” for images:

Beach Coffee:  Canon EF-S 55-250 lens, f/22, 1/200, ISO 400.  Applied Kim Klassen textures Return & Sunkissed.  Applied Elements 8 filter Rough Pastels, Copied layer with Blending of Multiply to burn out edges for vignette effect.  Applied Kim Klassen texture 1301, Added Photo filter “Underwater”, Darkened skies slightly using smart brush tool.

Cuppa:  Lensbaby Composer Pro, Soft Focus optic, F/8, 1/250, ISO 400;  Applied Kim Klassen textures:  1301, Sunkissed & Cherish

12 responses to “Peaceful Morning

  1. I am sooooo there.
    🙂 Excellent.

  2. Yes, please leave a space for me too…. 🙂
    Heaven is……

  3. Ahhh, looks like heaven to me!

  4. Sigh. My parents are basically demanding I make it down to St. Pete beach this year for my dad’s 70th birthday and while part of me is resentful of this “demand” the other is secretly grateful, so I can experience similar mornings with my dad for a week!

    • Oh, but think about looking over that beautiful blue water. It’s always nice to have a change of pace — even if it is their plans, not yours. And, think about doing something absolutely ridiculous for no reason other than “just because”, like wearing funny mustaches to the Dalí Museum where even if you & your Dad don’t like the artwork, you can laugh at just being silly! 🙂

  5. What a wonderful way to spend the morning.

  6. Looks absolutly perfect to me…


  7. Oooooh! What time is lunch?