Monday, October 24, 2011

There Was A Boat

 

 

boat with texture and frame

As I was coming along the country road I spied this little boat in a pond.   I stopped and took a few pictures of it.   Kim’s challenge for Texture Tuesday was to use two textures.   I changed the colour photo to a black and white and then added Kim’s texture Autumn burst on blending mode of softlight and turned it so that the holes were on the left.  I did a levels adjustment and then added Kim’s luminous on colour burn blending mode.  To finish off I added a solid colour of a blue shade and brought the opacity down.  I added a gaussian blur and added a frame from Isobel LaFrance.  

I will also be joining Lisa Gordon for the Creative Exchange.   Have a wonderful day. Valerie

29 comments:

Jill Harrison said...

you are doing so well learning about textures! I must take the time to have a play around. The effect you have achieved here is lovely.
Have a wonderful week, and thankyou for stopping by my blog to say hi.

A Garden of Threads said...

Wow, stunning photo Val!!!

lisa said...

Valerie, everything about this is just beautiful. I especially love the wonderful simplicity of it.

Thank you so much for sharing this today at The Creative Exchange.

Have a wonderful evening!

lisa.

Robin said...

Wow, great processing. I love the end result. Even though the colors in the photo are tranquil the boat almost looks like it has a full on smile.

Linda Makiej said...

A wonderful image!!

My Little Home and Garden said...

I read your description of the work you did on your photo and realize that I have so much to learn. The boat has such a nostalgic, moody feel to it.
Thanks for stopping by my blog.
-Karen

Pondside said...

It's all Greek to me, except for the final result which speaks to be beautifully!

Teresa said...

I love what you've done here . . . the texture work enhances the image so much and I love your framing . . . .beautiful work. Happy Tuesday, Teresa x

Lauri said...

Great image, love that the processing created such a great painting.

Ellie said...

Lovely picture it has a very dreamlike quality to it.

Kathryn Dyche Dechairo said...

Beautiful image and great use of texture.

Kathleen said...

Such a lovely image -- I love the elegant simplicity of the boat and its reflection. You've used the textures beautifully.

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

What a peaceful shot. The texture is wonderful and it looks like a painting. Really beautiful!

Torunn said...

Beautiful and nostalgic image.

esra said...

beautiful! gorgeous tones and lovely texture...

Sivinden said...

Love the old photo effect on this image!

Angie said...

Oh I love this! What a great capture!

CATHY said...

What a pretty peaceful photo. Great textures. Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog - cheers!

Kate/High Altitude Gardening said...

Oh, I love this!!! On my list of things to 'do during winter' is to get smarter on textures and other photoshop experiments. You're quite the pro!

Pat said...

What a great idea to change the photo to B&W and then add a texture. The frame works well too!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Wonderful work of art Valerie!

AJ said...

Beautiful photo! Love the reflection in the water and your processing...

bailey-road.com said...

Lovely work!

Stampmouse said...

love teh reflection on this and the frame is really cool gives it such a 3d look

Karen said...

Loved the boat and the previous post about the farm visit and the wedding. You've been so busy! Fantastic memories and best wishes to the happy couple.

EG Wow said...

WOW! It turned out so well!

Karen Dorcas, Artist said...

I always enjoy reflections and this capture is no exception. Your rendition is beautiful.

Sandy said...

This is just stunning! The boat just makes it perfect!

Loved the photo's below too! The wedding looked beautiful! Congrats to your son and his new lovely Bride!!

LDH said...

This is lovely! The techniques you used seems just right for the photo subject and mood. Very nice!