yellow [14/52]

It’s funny how when you actually open your eyes and start looking for something, you’ll see it absolutely everywhere.

But even though I came across all sorts of yellows for the prompt this week, I had my mind set on creating a still life. Something full of sunshine and a whole lot of textures.

So I did.

I tried different bowls, different lemon ‘poses’, and generally had a bit of photography fun.

But the best fun always comes with the processing. Textures. It’s all about the textures :)

It also helps when your girlfriend owns a restaurant and you can randomly text her for some “lemons and a chippy white bowl, please” and she doesn’t even bother to ask why.

She gets me :)

I couldn’t resist using this fantastic Kim Klassen texture again. It so perfect for shots like this. Thanks Kim!

I have a few other shots of some flowers, and signs and whatnot. Like I said, yellows everywhere.

But the lemons stole the show.

and yes, I returned them :)

*textures from Kim Klassen, Tammy Lee Bradley and LesBrumes, with thanks.


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  • Barbara S.
    Posted at 00:26h, 11 April Reply

    These are gorgeous! The textures are great, but I think the lighting and composition really make them stand out. Great job!

    • janice
      Posted at 01:16h, 11 April Reply

      Thanks, Barbara!

  • Bari
    Posted at 08:41h, 11 April Reply

    Love it! I think I am going to break down an dget PS. As a teacher I get a HUGE disount. I might as well do it.

    • janice
      Posted at 18:19h, 11 April Reply

      You can use textures in elements too! And there’s also a way to do it in picnik.
      You should consider one of Kim’s classes. I think you’d really enjoy it, and you’ll learn a LOT.

      • Bari
        Posted at 16:08h, 12 April Reply

        yeah, I use them both. Not a fan of picnik’s and I find elements too restricting.

  • Gwen
    Posted at 09:55h, 11 April Reply

    I love these! The texture is great, gonna go check Kim out now. I’ve been playing with a lot of texture on flower photos I’ve been taking recently. So much fun. And I love that your friend gets you without question. Those friends are the best. :)

    • janice
      Posted at 18:19h, 11 April Reply

      Yeah, she just chalks it up to me being a dork, I think ;)

  • Gail
    Posted at 10:05h, 11 April Reply

    Jan, these are really beautiful photos! The texture work is great, yes, but the composition is truly outstanding.

    • janice
      Posted at 18:20h, 11 April Reply

      Thank you, Gail!!!

  • Nanette Martin
    Posted at 12:26h, 11 April Reply

    Wow those are some good looking quality lemons, who did you borrow those from>??? xo N

    • janice
      Posted at 18:20h, 11 April Reply

      Some chick I know ;)

  • Lisa
    Posted at 15:44h, 11 April Reply

    I have not “mastered” textures yet. I often debate…keep my photo straight out of the camera…or process…hmmm…all these wonderfully textured pictures are drawing me to one side…guess which one :)

    • janice
      Posted at 18:21h, 11 April Reply

      It all depends on the image, I guess. Some literally scream at me to play around :)

  • Elaine
    Posted at 17:41h, 11 April Reply

    I’m no photog but I’m loving your yellow lemons!! (is it me or does that sound pervy?? …probably just me…) ;p

    • janice
      Posted at 18:21h, 11 April Reply

      It’s always just you, girlfriend ;)

  • Lauren
    Posted at 03:12h, 12 April Reply

    You always take such great photos Jan! I’m a huge sucker for white-on-white; and these photos look GREAT with all the white and the touch of yellow… I like the one with the cut open lemon best :)

    • janice
      Posted at 08:19h, 12 April Reply

      Thanks, Lauren!
      I think I like that one best too.

  • Jan's camera
    Posted at 14:40h, 12 April Reply

    These are so sunny and pretty. How do you get the white border frame?

    • janice
      Posted at 17:41h, 12 April Reply

      It’s just a simple edit in photoshop.

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