Category Archives: Texture Tuesday
A few weeks ago I was in St. Léon sur Vézère for a “brocante” (by now you should’ve figured out that “brocante” is the French word for antique fair or flea market) when I spotted these colorful bikes which I thought contrasted nicely against the neutral walls, with just a spot of color “pops” from the geraniums.
I went back to my favorite textures from Flypaper Textures, and used “Dangerous Liaisons”, “Tarte Tatin” and “Basalt” included in their Basic Sets.
I forgot how fun playing with textures is! I personally think that one can have or develop several “styles” in photography. I wouldn’t want all my photos to be textured, but I really like the effect and it brings out certain qualities in images.
If you have some ideas about textures I’d love to hear about them!
Finally getting back on track with “Texture Tuesday” – whew! I made the above diptych for my “52 of Twenty Eleven” group on Flickr. It’s a weekly challenge which I’ve integrated into my 365, please don’t miss out and see how far I’ve come! Check it out at 365 :: On Linden Way
So back to textures: In the past I’ve used textures to create a “painterly” effect, such as here and here. I still like that effect, but I am trying to achieve other effects, more subtle. In this example with the lilac photo (bottom half) I used “Favorite Apron” from CoffeeShop Blogs’ “Baking with Mom” set. In fact I used it twice (two layers) – one in Multiply @100% and Soft Light @100% with some “reveal all” layer masks to bring out the green leaves with the insects on them. If you’ve not yet discovered the uber-talented Rita of CoffeeShop blog, then you’re missing out. She offers the most beautiful PS Actions, Textures and a whole bunch of other goodies.
Hope you enjoy.
So here is the SOOC:
Sometimes what I like to do with textures is not totally modify the look and feel of the image, but to use textures just to give depth. I think this one worked out well!
From Flypaper Textures, top to bottom:
Orient Express @ OL 83%
Burnished Clay @ Multiply 62% and Reveal All Layer Mask
White Shagren @ Soft Light 100% and Reveal All Layer Mask
Sorry to say this little fellow was not living when he posed for me (not sure my fingertips would have survived the shoot!).
See the bunny?
and the SOOC:
Amazed how much our garden has grown! I loved the light on this white bougainvilliers, but decided to play around with some textures too….
Heres the SOOC.
Recently while house hunting we visited a property which was located at the foot of some rather impressive cliffs. It was rather magical, with stone stairs and pathways amongst boxwood hedges, leading to the top of the cliff. I had imagined building a deck on top of the cliff with a “dumb-waiter” to haul up a basket full of wine and delectable foods for fine-weather dining, overlooking a sunset drenched Dordogne valley.
For the SOOC please visit at Flickr.
We stopped by Jean and Yvettes’ place today to drop them off some oysters we had received from the Finistere. Jean loves oysters, and Yvette smashes the shells which she feeds to the hens, so their egg shells are hard!
SOOC: Notice the crop!
I combined my “Texture Tuesday” post with my 52-week challenge (yes, it’s in addition to my 365! God knows what got into me?!). My “52 of 2011” group at Flickr posts weekly themes, this week is “memories”, so I pulled out an old photos and journals, hoping to create a vintage feeling.
PS: For those who are curious, here is what is written in the letter:
…that is I love you very much and will always (2nd will crossed out). Please excuse my writing as I have been so nervous since I called you I can hardly hold this pen say nothing of trying to write.
Marie answer this letter very soon and tell me what I want to hear more than anything else in the world.
My love always,
When I was out walking the other day, I went thru the hamlet on the other hilltop. These two chairs were sort of abandoned (you can see the weeds growing over one) next to a wall.
However, since they were two, I did not feel they were lonely. Rather, they were waiting to come back to life, to provide a platform for which two people could sit and talk, or say nothing. Just imagine all the combination of people who have been in those seats, or better yet: who’ll be next?!
Back from holiday hibernation, I spotted some very pretty ivy today and thought it would make for a nice Texture Tuesday image. What do you think? I made it with a total mish-mash of textures I’ve collected, so unfortunately I can’t provide you todays “recipe”!
Hope you are all enjoying the first week of this New Year! Cheers!