February 26, 2013

An Apple...

There were hundreds of small apples lying about in a small park area in Burncoat, Nova Scotia.  This little was was lying all alone on the board walk.

"Chill" texture courtesy of Kim Klassen.  Addition of several white to transparent gradients.

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Texture Tuesday
Sweet Shot Tuesday
Wordless Wednesday Bloggers
Wordless Wednesday
Walk and Click Wednesday

February 22, 2013

This little light of mine...

This light isn't so little, but there is something about it I just like.

My original photo edited in Aperture;  Topaz Labs ink and pen filter added.

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"Scratched" texture courtesy of Pixel Dust Photo Art.
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February 19, 2013

Wheels of Downton...

I'm a big fan of Downton Abbey.  I don't think I know a soul who doesn't enjoy this fine program.

It seemed proper to use a vintage-type photo with one of Kim's Downton textures.  My original photo of buggy wheels and bicycle tires was taken in Sherbrooke Village, Nova Scotia.

Surely not everyone in Downton has an automobile!

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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February 12, 2013

Beach Hearts...

I walk 7+ miles every Sunday morning on the beach and have been doing so for well over 13 years.  It's dark when I start out (before 6AM).  The beach is my own - rarely do I see another person for at least an hour.  I especially love it when the tide is low - makes walking much easier - and when the moon is full - heavenly!  This morning the moon was just a whisper, but the sky was filled with stars.

I found a couple of "beach hearts."  How appropriate - Valentine's Day is just a couple of days away!

I do not know what this heart is made of.  I found another larger chunk a couple of weeks ago.  If you can identify it, please let me know.  I think its texture is beautiful.

Abalone shell - the colors are luscious!

 "Heart" and "Beached" textures courtesy of Kim Klassen.

February 4, 2013

Color Pop

A drawing from my journal.  You can learn more about this project here.

"Sad Blue Eyes"

color pop and texture added

Both versions are dramatic.  I prefer my original drawing mainly because the added texture and color pop warm the drawing up so much.  What do you think?

"2801" texture courtesy of Kim Klassen

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Inspire Me Monday

February 2, 2013

Staying Afloat

I ran across a tutorial for photographing fruit submerged in seltzer water.  I thought I'd give it a try.

I must buy a bigger vase - the one I have on hand is very small - not quite 3x3.  It would be hard to place any fruit in it.  Besides that, I didn't have any fruit in the house that I thought would look good floating in the seltzer - a banana - doubt it.  I did have some lovely flowers on the kitchen table and thought that might work instead.   

The flower kept floating around, so it was necessary to hold it down.  I swished it around to create the bubbles.

This is my favorite!

green-patterned scrapbook paper behind the vase in the first two shots; replaced with pink for the one below

This was a lot of fun to do.

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February 1, 2013


I took a camera with me on my Sunday morning walk.  My DSLR seemed too heavy to bring with me since I walk at a fast pace.  Instead, I brought a small point and shoot camera kept in the glove box (for emergencies).   

I espied this little scrap on the beach as I was finishing up my walk.  At first I thought it was a piece of ceramic, but it turned out to be a soap wrapper.  Lucky me, I got a good photo and ephemera for my art journal!

"Vellum" texture courtesy of Pixel Dust Photo Art.

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