05 Mar beautifully aged [9/52]
There’s nothing I like better than taking an everyday photo and transforming it into something special with a few beautiful textures. So for this week’s focus52 prompt, ‘aged’, I did just that …
I plucked a few flowers out of my still thriving birthday bouquet (sent all the way from Florida from my girl, Cher! love her) and arranged them in a vintage glassware piece (origins totally unknown). A few textures later and I have something entirely different than the photo that came out of my camera, even though I kept the effects fairly subtle and light.
Using textures is one of my very favorite things to do with photos.
What about you? Do you have a favorite post-processing technique?
Textures from Kim Klassen and Tammy Lee Bradley. Thank you, ladies!
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NancyPosted at 08:28h, 06 March
beautiful shots, and i love that vase! the texture looks beautiful. editing is my favorite part of photography. i could sit for hours and work on one photo, until i get what i like.
janicePosted at 09:53h, 06 March
I love it too, although sometimes it can be totally frustrating. LOL!
lucyPosted at 08:45h, 06 March
love to use textures, and kim and tammy are SO generous with theirs — the folks who post their free textures to the “textures for layers” group on flickr are fantastic — from subtle to in-your-face wonderfulness. i like your light and airy use of the textures here.
i got my 15 minutes of fame from my texture work! …and now it’s back to real life. :)
janicePosted at 09:52h, 06 March
Lucy that is FANTASTIC!!!
I just facebook’d and twitter’d that awesome article all over the place :D
WAY TO GO!
triciaPosted at 11:21h, 06 March
lovely flowers and beautiful…like really beautiful vase!! :)
janicePosted at 11:28h, 06 March
Now get your photos in here, y’slacker ;)
hootnonnyPosted at 12:41h, 06 March
Truly lovely image! I too love textures. My favorite editing method is monkey see, monkey do.
Hope you’re all well now!
janicePosted at 13:01h, 06 March
Thanks hon, getting there!
GeneilPosted at 19:31h, 06 March
so pretty. That vase is amazing. I like using textures, but mostly I’m too impatient… I thought this year since I’m not doing the 365 I would spend more time experimenting with processing, but seems it’s all I can do to get my photos downloaded off the camera and basic editing done these days. I hope you’re feeling better.
janicePosted at 19:56h, 06 March
Thanks girl. But you really should set aside some time to learn them just a bit. This photo? Layered three textures, flattened and done. Honestly. No other post processing at all. Under ten minutes, tops.
Bite the bullet. You’ll love it :)
I’m feeling a bit better. 80%? hehe :)
Thanks for asking, girlfriend.
maureenPosted at 00:46h, 07 March
I love the processing you did on these, soft and subtle. I am totally lovin that pale, soft, dreamy look.
and, um, hello. my name is maureen and i’m a texture addict.
i would sit and play all day long with textures if i could.
glad you are on the mend,
have a great week
janicePosted at 09:32h, 07 March
I know, right? Totally addictive :)
TugPosted at 21:12h, 07 March
Love it J, I like how soft they are. I’m more into actions than textures lately, but I think it’s because I haven’t played with textures enough; it’s on my ‘list’. ;-)
janicePosted at 22:31h, 07 March
Be careful, you’ll get hooked :)
TugPosted at 22:47h, 07 March
I wish I had the time & brain power to get hooked. :-/
CPPosted at 23:44h, 07 March
Awww…those were part of your birthday flowers? I’m so excited! I got to be a part of your creative process! Yay! Those are peruvian lilies, one of my favorite smaller flowers. And yes, I know it was YOUR birthday and you should have gotten YOUR favorite flower…but when have you ever known me to not be self centered and make it all about me? LOL
But, they are pink…in a tribute to the lovely pinkness of my blog, created by YOU!
(Okay, so pink is my favorite color, too. Again, it’s all about me. But I’m all about YOU…so does that count??) LOL
Love the photo…love! And the vase is exquisite. You have such a gift, Jan. How you see things and simply transform them into other things is so out of my grasp. I love when you post before/after type shots…showing what the actual object was and then, what you have transformed it into. Those are my favorite pics that you do. I am always mesmerized by you photographers that can take the simplest object and turn it into something completely different and evoke entirely different emotions in doing so.
*frowns* I haven’t mastered that yet. But I’m trying.
I can, however, say “where is the bathroom” in four different languages. Does that count?
janicePosted at 00:00h, 08 March
Girl, there were pinks and creams and violet/pink and fuschias … it was glorious!!!
I took a few shots of the original arrangement for you, just have to find and post them still :)
I loved them.
I love you!
PS – yes, that counts :)
RobinPosted at 10:05h, 08 March
I came across some new ps actions that I am IN LOVE WITH and you can see them in my recent boudoir pictures.
janicePosted at 15:29h, 08 March
Cool! Who from?