"Grace ... transforms an ordinary moment into something better."
For this lesson, Kim encouraged us to pick a simple subject against a darker background to create a "moody magic" image. Not sure I hit the mark or not ... Kim's wonderful demo image was much more earthy and rustic with pears and delicious light. It was truly magic to watch that transformation! I put a vase of flowers in front of our tv with a nice dark flat screen with light coming in from above. I got out my "big-girl" camera with the fancy lenses. The main thing for me this lesson was to use LightRoom to do some of the editing ... I can't even tell you what I did in LightRoom ... Cropped the original image down a bit, then just played with the sliders in Light Room. Desaturated a bit.
I did pull it into PSE to do some additional tweaking, but textures don't really work on this dark background. There's nothing for them to "grab" onto. I also tried adding the Grace quote above, but it seemed to take away from the flowers, so in the end, I went back to LightRoom and exported the image as you see it above.