February 15, 2013

Beach Treasures...

Over the years I have been very lucky to find these treasures on the beach.  They sit in a wire basket on the coffee table in my living room.

"Bamboo Dream" texture courtesy of Pixel Dust Photo Art - adds a beautiful element to these photos!

The "Bamboo Dream" texture was expanded over the original photos so that more of the text characters covered the image.  Soft Light blending mode @ 84%.

Difference blending mode @ 100% then a couple of Topaz Labs BuzSim filters added - cool, huh?!



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23 comments:

Karen said...

Very cool! So creative. Love all your beach treasures, especially the starfish. xoxo

Anns Art said...

Great photos and textures:)

Miriam said...

Very creative indeed don't you just love what 'difference' does to some pictures?

Stephanie said...

What an amazing difference a little texture makes. Both pictures are lovely though - the before and the after.

Rosemary Aubut said...

Very cool!

smiles, Sharon said...

The markings on the texture add to the normal etching one finds on seashells...very realistic. Great to see two different views of same photo. Wouldn't it be fun if we could do this in situ of the camera itself????? smiles: sharon

Cyndi Calhoun said...

OMG - this is too cool! I love this idea for "Photo Art" Fridays. Hmm...I might try one for next week. :) The starfish are stunning!

Jeanie said...

These are amazingly beautiful, Pat. I love the beach -- especially when it's a cold day here in Michigan and I wish I was there. It was like a mini-vacation!

Currie Silver said...

gorgeosity!!! really warming on the cold and rainy February Friday Florida morning!!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Gotta love beach treasures :)

Kim Stevens said...

Oh, I'm really loving that second one, very cool!

Andrea Dawn said...

Love that second one as well . . . great job!

mail4rosey said...

Oh you have found some beauties, and I love what you did to them!!

Ida said...

Cool indeed. Just love the 2nd piece.

momphotographer said...

you're so creative!

Madge Bloom said...

LOVE your edits... I'm so glad you came by to share on Weekly Top Shot #70!

acreativeharbor.com said...

Very creative and unique ~ ^_^

tiarastantrums said...

how creative!

Michelle said...

Love your creativity!!

abrianna said...

Lovely!

Kia said...

So lovely, Pat! :)

meleah rebeccah said...

You're blog name should really be "The Artful Diva Genius!!"

Because you are!

Doreen McGettigan said...

What beautiful photos and art. I must say I am partial to the beach collection. Mine is outgrowing its home on my dresser:)