Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Icicles that Sparkle for Touch Up Tuesday

Sparkly icicles













Sunday morning we woke to find that more snow had fallen.   By the afternoon the sun had warmed things up and we had icicles dripping from the eaves.   This one just caught the sun in the right way as it looked like gold sparkles.
Sparkly icicles
The first edit was just to get a custom white balance and then an adjustment for levels and hue and saturation.   I did not want to look any of the detail in the icicles.
Icicles with NN Goldflake action
I used Nelly Nero’s action Gold Flake to give it some pizzazz.  
Drop over to PaperHeartCamera for Touch Up Tuesday to see what magic is created there.   Valerie

16 comments:

Kate/High Altitude Gardening said...

Hi;
I'm not familiar with 'touch up Tuesday' but it certainly sounds like fun. Your photos are very pretty. I need to get smarter on the whole touch up photo thing...

Ashley Sisk said...

Those really do sparkle - love it.

Nicole said...

Beautiful! I love your shine. Very nice. Thank you for stopping by too!

Carol at Serendipity said...

How beautiful. I need to learn to do some of these adjustments. It is just amazing what we can do with our cameras and computers.

Carol

love and life ♥ said...

Love the sparkle! Amazing edits! xo

Lavender Cottage said...

Val
You've changed your blog again - very nice.
I am intrigued by icicles and have tried to photograph them but not well.
Yours here are indeed sparkling, interesting changes too.
Judith

Just Bits and Pieces said...

That is awesome!!! I really wanted to try some icicle shots, but haven't had the opportunity....and I'll be honest...I'm ready for the cold to go away now!

Tiffany said...

Your pictures are beautiful. Love the SOOC as well as the edit. The colors are lovely.

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Very lovely, and nice to see it evolving.

Loving your header shots.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

momphotographer said...

the shot is soo beautiful itself... but I really like the first edit. It's amazing!

momphotographer said...

the shot is soo beautiful itself... but I really like the first edit. It's amazing!

Marydon said...

Beautiful job, Val. I still have to learn to do a link connection so I'll just enjoy the beauty you bring me/us.

Thank you for your sweet note during my hubby's medical issues. We have more to go. It is so wonderful to know there are so many wonderful friends for support.

Hve a beautiful eve ~
TTFN ~
Marydon

Amarie said...

I love the "warm" feeling of the ice! Thanks for stopping by :-).

Karen said...

I am really enjoying your icicle pictures, how neat they are! So many things can be done with skillful editing, this is something I need to learn about.

A Garden of Threads said...

They look like dripping gold. Fantastic job. One day I will join this meme. Take care.

Georgianna said...

Love the sparkle in these, Val. And your growing editing skills! Have a super weekend. – g