Monday, April 4, 2011

Textured Thyme

 

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The other day was so nice I just had to get out in the garden and have a little poke around at what I could see in the flowerbeds.   I had the camera with me because I had seen a group of fish in the pond and I wanted to get a shot.   In one of the flowerbeds is a patch of thyme and the colour of it caught my eye.   The top of this plant will be cut down when the new growth appears but the dead leaves of the top was a lovely grey mauve colour.   I just had to capture it.

thyme with texture

The picture became my inspiration for a texture.    After the initial editing of levels, hue and saturation and brightness and contrast I added two textures.   The first is a new set of Retro Colour Masks by Shadowhouse Creations.  The one I used is RC-8.  I used a layer mask to take off the texture on the thyme.   The blending mode was probably soft light.    The second texture was Kim Klassen’s “warmsun” .    I applied a layer mask and removed the texture from the plant.  Blending mode was again soft light.    I applied a  hue and saturation layer and played with the sliders until I was happy with it.   I finished with my watermark.  

Thyme before and after

Just a light touch to me picture.   

I will be participating at Paper Heart Camera for Touch Up Tuesday and also a new meme called Texture Tuesday hosted by Kim Klassen Cafe.    Have a great day.   Valerie

17 comments:

A Garden of Threads said...

Fabulous texture. Love it.

Lori E said...

I like how it changed the background. I know nothing about photography.

Maryvel Friesen said...

Good job! That looks great!

Just Bits and Pieces said...

Love your edit...it's beautiful!

Lesley said...

Love this,I'm sure it smells wonderful too!

Natalie said...

Absolutely beautiful 'touch up' for this thyme plant! I love how it pops now!

Buckeroomama said...

I love your edit. The texture totally enhances, doesn't it? :)

Dyche Designs said...

Beautifully done, love it.

Val said...

Gorgeous colour you captured - beautiful use of the textures too!

Godelieve said...

Your photo looks great, and perfect with the texture!

Kristy said...

Lovely warming touch up!

Cedar said...

Lovely! The texture really warms it up!

A Box of Chocolates said...

the texture adds a lovely warmth to the shot

AJ said...

You did a great job with the texture...hmmmm love the smell of thyme!

paperbird said...

beautiful!

every-perfect-gift.com said...

Love the color of the thyme, and how the texture warms up the whole image.

Thanks for stopping by!

brenda

Lavender Cottage said...

Very nice Val.
Judith