Texture Tuesday

Wow!  I’m really rusty!  It’s been so long since I’ve posted.  But, I thought I’d give it a shot today.
Just like with everyone else….real life takes over and the blog comes in second!

I had some surgery and put my camera on the shelf for a bit.  Then we were blessed with our first grandchild!
We took several trips too.  It’s been quite a summer!

I’m not sure I can keep up with two blogs, taking classes and community work.
I think my blogging will be sporadic at best!  But I want to improve my photography skills, so hopefully
you’ll see some of those efforts from time to time here…

Thanks for checking in!

Judy

Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that.  Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.    ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.
~Martin Luther King, Jr.

Nikon D300, Lens: Sigma 18-250, ISO-200, f/6.3, PSE 11, Kim Klassen’s Paper Stained Texture on Multiply @78%.

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Texture Tuesday: Free and Easy

Today’s Texture Tuesday’s quest is to use at least one of Kim Klassen’s textures on any photo…. free and easy!

It should have been free and easy for me, but I just upgraded from PSE 9 to PSE 11, and had 5 days of issues following the installation. I can now edit photos and move back and forth between the Organizer and the Editor, which is a big step from where we started on Friday!  But importing a texture still causes the program to crash.  We’ve been in the forums, asking questions, doing live chats with PhotoShop advisors, watching videos; and on the phone with our son, a photographer who uses PhotoShop, Lightroom and other programs,  who’s been helping us brainstorm too.

I’m thrilled I made it through the process WITH the texture on this photo!
I’m hoping I can remember how I did it!  I certainly cannot use “Place” under File any longer to place a texture.
That causes an instantaneous crash!

I love to purchase fresh flowers in the winter…and photograph them.  It makes me happy to have them in the house, and
it reminds me that spring will come again~ someday!

Fresh tulips bring spring into the house!

Fresh tulips bring spring into the house! Info: Nikon D300, lens: 18-250, ISO250, f/4.5, 1/125

Info: Nikon D300, lens: Sigma 18-135, ISO250, f/4.5, 1/125
Processing: PSE 11, Kim Klassen Mary texture, Multiply ~39% opacity
Thanks for stopping by!
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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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 2….”Just Enough”

Our class assignment from Kim Klassen for today is~”Just enough”…..   Keeping the photo simple in composition.   And “just enough editing” of a photo…..not too much; keep from going overboard.

My daughter gave me this lovely designed teacup for Christmas, as she knew I’d love to snap photos of it.

She was right!

My lighting from the nearby window was pretty intense, so I used Kim Klassen’s texture: “Awaken”  on Darken, at 23% opacity to just take out a bit of the brightness.

My camera is a Nikon D300, and I used my Nikon 18-135 lens.

Tea cup and daisies...

Tea cup and daisies…

Thanks for visiting!

Judy