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!
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%.
Texture Tuesday’s theme is Anything Goes. We can use a photo, phone photo, textured or not…
I chose an image from a series of shots I took with tulips last week, and added Moonlit and Desert textures from Kim Klassen’s
new Cloth and Paper Collection.
*click image for a larger view*
Image info: Nikon D300, Lens: 18-250mm, ISO200, f/5.3, 1/125
Post Process: PSE 11, KK Textures Moonlit on Multiply @56% opacity,
also Desert on Soft Light @74% opacity. Used soft brush to bring color back
to the tulip.
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! 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
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“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.
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.
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.