Day 8: Beyond Layers: “Start to Finish”

“Man’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.” ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

If Mr. Holmes is correct, then my mind must be larger by INCHES this week! 😉
I learned many new steps and skills with PhotoShop Elements.  My mind was whirling.  (and growing, apparently!)

Now….if I can just retain these new concepts!

 

Blush rose.

Blush rose.

Info: Nikon D300, 105mm macro lens, ISO 200, f/3.2, 1/100
Texture: KK Revolution on Overlay @48% opacity.
Paint brush @90% to deepen lower part of image.
KK Vintage gradient in custom.

Kim Klassen’s Beyond Layers online class.  Textures and gradient are Kim Klassen designs.

Thank you for taking a peek!

Judy
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Texture Tuesday: Love

“Love is a language spoken by everyone but understood only by the heart.”

For Christmas my daughter gave me the lovely designed tea cup in the photo below.
The handle is so expressive; the cup is wide and curvy.   My daughter knows me well.
She knew I’d love the cup, and she knew I’d want to create photos with it.

 Knowing someone so well, that you can find a gift that will touch their heart.
That’s LOVE.

The tea cup.

The tea cup.

Nikon D300, lens: Nikkor 105 mm macro, f13, 1/30.
Kim Klassen‘s textures: Overlay123 in soft light @38% opacity, and
Softly on linear burn @19% opacity.

Thanks for visiting!
Judy

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Assignment: Day 6~Time Capsule

Earlier this week, I told you I’d be taking photos of parts of my daily life for my Time Capsule.
As I said then: we often concentrate on capturing special moments like birthdays, trips, celebrations, etc.
Those are fine, but it’s fun to catch the every-day routines in your lives, once in awhile too, especially if you
have children, parents, grandparents, siblings or pets living with you.

It’s interesting to take a look at your Time Capsules a few years from now and see what changes occurred.
Perhaps you changed your hairstyle,  your children have grown up,  you’ve added a new pet, or you
moved to a new home.

“When you look back everything is different, but while you’re living your everyday life, it seems
as if nothing is changing.”  Unknown

Here, then, is a tiny capsule of my everyday life.

TIME CAPSULE

everyday events

My story:Top row, photo #1:
I make multimedia journals
Photo #2: always someplace to go in the car!
Photo #3: working on the computer

Bottom row: photo #1: my husband and his daily wine
Photo #2: I love to read my Kindle
Photo #3: currently painting two large hutches inside and out… 

Thanks for viewing my Time Capsule! (story board template is from Kim Klassen)

Maybe you’ll make your own!

Judy

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Texture Tuesday…..(I know…it’s Wednesday again!)

Today we are using a photo that POPS with color, and adding at least one of Kim Klassen’s textures.
I love Dahlias, and especially this particular one.   I photographed this charming posy in the gardens of the Grand Hotel
on Mackinac Island, Michigan.

I used Kim’s Havana texture at a 37% opacity.  I also used a paint brush to add some contrast around the edges of
the image and on a few light colored petals.


Pink-Yellow Dahlia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pink-Yellow Dahlia/Nikon D300

Thank you for stopping by! I appreciate it!
Judy

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[Photographically Speaking] Day 4 “Vision and Blur”

Our assignment for Day 4 is: “Vision and Blur”.

I can get a fair amount of blur in my photos naturally, as I’m not always in focus! 😉

Today our assignment was to have a photo with a wide open aperture, and a nice blur in the background.  My regular lens doesn’t do that as well as my macro, of course.
The photo I took today was with my regular lens.   I softened the light from the window in the background with a light diffusing curtain.

The locket belonged to my grandmother who was born in the late 1800’s.   I thought the quote was perfect for a locket.

In PhotoShop Elements I added an overall texture to the photo at 51% opacity.   I also used a brush to add a bit of extra color around the edges and cut the shine of the chippy paint on the table top.

 Info: Nikon D300, lens: Nikon 18-135, ISO:500, 1/60, f/5.6

My grandmother's locket.ca. 1915

My grandmother’s locket.
ca. 1915

 

 

 

Thanks for stopping by!  I appreciate all the visitors!!

Judy

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Texture Tuesday….except it’s Wednesday!

“Texture Tuesday” is a time that Kim Klassen’s followers can use the new, free texture she gave us, try it in a photo and link it back to her site.

I’m not sure I can handle all the technology it takes to do the linking….but I’m willing to try!  

After all, I DID get her “Cafe Button” to show up
on my page!  

My photo, using Kim’s “minus43” texture at a 38% opacity….

 

 

Door lock on a New York City Cathedral.

Door lock on a New York City Cathedral.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Camera: Nikon D300, 1/10 sec, ISO 500, f/3.7
The photo was fairly dark, so I changed it to B&W, 
lightened it a bit, then added the “minus43” texture in Overlay @38% opacity.

 

Join Kim’s blog and get free textures too!

Thanks for browsing…..

Judy

 

 

Assignment Day 3: Your Story~Part 2

***Write a Six Word Memoir**  is our assignment for this week from Kim Klassen‘s Beyond Layer’s class.

Six Word Memoirs have become popular through SMITH magazine (www.smithmag.net).  

The online magazine is full of amazing, creative six-word writing endeavors.  Do check it out!

info: Nikon D300, lens: 18-135 mm, 1/50 sec, ISO 200, f/3.5

info: Nikon D300, lens: 18-135 mm, 1/50 sec, ISO 200, f/3.5

The texture in the above photo is created by Kim Klassen, called “minus43”; I used  Soft Light at a 51% opacity level.

 

Here are some of my six-word memoirs or stories….

Joyfully running through life chasing dreams.

Capturing life’s moments through the lens.

Smiles catch sunbeams and spread joy~

Caring for people regardless of circumstances.

Boots, pumps, ballet~I love shooz!

Try some of your own….once you start, it’s hard to stop! 😉


Thanks for visiting!

Thanks to Kim Klassen for her awesome teaching!

Thanks to SMITH magazine for the Six Word Memoir idea.

Judy