Monday, February 27, 2012

White Crocus with Textures

 

 

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This week for Kim Klassen’s Texture Tuesday Challenge she asked us to think White.  I came across a photo I had taken last spring of white crocus in the garden.  They just stood out with the bright yellow stamens.   I did so much playing around with this that I could not remember what I did but there are two textures.  One is French Kiss “Rosy French Script” and one is Kim Klassen’s “Poetic”.   I converted the original photo in a black and white conversion and then brought back the white flowers using a soft brush in Photoshop. I added a sold colour in a soft blue and again used the soft brush to take it off the flowers.  

I am joining Lisa Gordon for The Creative Exchange and also Texture Tuesday at Kim Klassen Café.    Valerie

 

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21 comments:

Genie said...

Thank goodness my computer is up and running again. It is awful being without. I absolutely LOVE this beautiful picture of the white crocus. You did a fab job with the textures. Your work is always lovely, but this one is really special. genie

Genie said...

I hope my note got through...am not sure if I checked the “Genie” as the bottom. Let me know if I goofed up and I will send it again. genie

Lorrie said...

This is so pretty. I do love those textures.

Ruth said...

yes, a beautiful image there, we have a few crocus poking through now :)

Linda Trine said...

Beautiful work...love the textures and white theme

nancyjean said...

so beautiful...it looks just like a painting! I can not wait for the crocus are up again.

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Val
This one would be really nice framed and hanging on a wall.
Judith

hannah said...

What a wonderful combination of flower and background, with the saffron yellow as a focal point.
It glows.

lisa said...

Valerie, this is truly beautiful, and the white makes it extra special to me since we see many purples and yellows, but not many whites here.

Thank you so very much for sharing with us at The Creative Exchange this week.

Have a wonderful day!

lisa.

Pat said...

I'm thinking spring now that I've seen your crocus!

EG Wow said...

I was prepared to be very jealous that you have crocuses in bloom... but ah! This photo was in your stash! Nice work with textures! I still haven't gotten into that yet. Some day. :)

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

Oh how beautiful! =)

CameraCruise said...

Beautiful, love it!

LDH said...

I am so impressed with your skill using textures. This is a very beautiful image. Nice job! Hope you are planning to frame a print :)

Connie Smiley said...

This is gorgeous, and I have even more appreciation for it after struggling with my crocus pic today. I might have to try your formula.

Sandy said...

Awww you did a splendid job and I love it! Excellent texture too ♥

Nikki said...

Your image is stunning. I love how the yellow stands out against the white background.

Sherry said...

Beautiful texture & white on white. I agree with previous comment - would look nice hanging on the wall.

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful post-processing.

Regards and best wishes

Karen Harvey Cox said...

How magnificent. You really do something so special with the textures. Lovely photograph.
Karen

Catherine said...

Very very pretty!
xo Catherine