Monday, November 21, 2011

Allium Seedheads

 

Seedheads with textures

The seedheads of the Allium are looking interesting in the garden.  The black seed in the middle is in stark contrast to the parchment casings and I love the umbel shape of them.  For Kim Klassen’s Texture Tuesday challenge we choose what ever textures we wanted to use as long as one of them was Kim’s.   So, I chose an overlay from Shadowhouse Creations called Box 5.  I used the blending mode overlay at 67% to just allow the snowy dots to show through.  I then used Kim’s texture called  “yesteryear” on blending mode softlight and at 70%.   I then adjusted the saturation to lighten the whole look.

I will be joining Lisa Gordon for the Creative Exchange where creativity is given free reign.  There are many great photographers over there.   Check it out.   Valerie

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25 comments:

lisa said...

This is beautiful Valerie! I love the wonderful tones, and the textures you chose are perfect for it.

Thank you so much for sharing at The Creative Exchange.

Have a wonderful week ahead!

lisa.

EG Wow said...

Your Allium look way better than mine, that's for sure. I like how you;ve processed this, Valerie!

Pamela Gordon said...

Beautiful!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

You are so creative with the photos you take! This came out beautiful!

Kathy said...

Visiting from "The Creative Exchange". Allium is just so fragile and beautiful looking. You captured it excquisitely!

Kathy

Jill Harrison said...

oh you are doing such a wonderful job with textures. I really need to start to learn about it. I just wish I had more time!!!..... These seed heads look very similar to the seed heads of my garlic chives which I photograph every year!
The effect you have used is lovely.
Have a wonderful week, and thank you for stopping by my blog to say hi.

Jill Harrison said...

ps - thanks for the link to Creative Exchange - it looks like a wonderful site - with so many amazing images. Thank you.

Helen said...

Lovely image and manipulation. Digital photography is such a boon to the creative impulse!

Connie Smiley said...

Lovely shot, Valerie, and just right with your processing.

Karen said...

The allium seedheads are so pretty, but your photography is really stunning!

Henrietta said...

I love those see heads too but mine are already gone. Beautiful edit.

AJ said...

So pretty...love the details!

Teresa said...

Oh I love this . . the composition is beautiful and your edit makes this something special . . .gorgeous, Teresa x

Pat said...

great work here!

Sivinden said...

Love the tones in this picture - beautiful!

Jeanne said...

Very nice and really like the texturing that you did! Have a great day!

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Val
Nice soft textures to your photo. I pulled all the seeds off my alliums and spread them throughout the garden.
Judith

bailey-road.com said...

Beautiful work!

fotogran said...

Lovely shot and processing! It's amazing how much beauty we can find even when the obvious has faded.

Ruth said...

These are so beautiful :)

Linda Makiej said...

So very beautiful!!

Georgianna said...

Hi Val, I love allium seedheads, one of the best reasons to plant them, I think! The textures you chose are perfect – I'm a huge fan of Shadowhouse textures myself. Hope you have a great weekend – everyone here has already started holiday relaxation. Well, not us, but, you know what I mean. :)

Karen Dorcas, Artist said...

very nice processing; we have something similar that is like brideshead (not sure) and when I was driving to ANC to visit family, there was snow on them... they make such a lovely image and you did a wonderful composition. thank you, kareninkenai (TT)

Linneas Atelje said...

Lovely colors and good texture.
Linneas Atelje Photography

Linneas Atelje said...

Lovely colors and good texture
Linneas Atelje Photogrphy