Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Black and White with a Touch of Colour


Bench by Cherry Tree BW with textures
This poor old bench occupies a spot in my back garden.  It needs a coat of paint badly.  This young  Cherry tree is spectacular with white blossoms at the moment and if the bees pollinate the blossoms we might have some fruit this year.  Of course we are going to vie with the birds for that 
Kim Klassen Café Texture Tuesday this week is a photo  in black and white and then add back a little colour. I turned my colour photo into a black and white using Photosuite 7  from OnOne Software.  I then switched to Photoshop where I added two layers of a texture called Blur 13 from Shadowhouse Creations and then one layer of Kim Klassen’s texture cherish. 
Joining Texture Tuesday with Kim Klassen Café.   Hope you are having a great week.
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17 comments:

Pamela Gordon said...

It is a beautiful picture Valerie and I like the editing you did. Have a great day! Pam

A Garden of Threads said...

Nice editing!!! The cherry tree must look marvellous.

Riet said...

I love that picture. I don't understand any of the textures but I like what I see

The Artful Diva said...

Looks like a lovely spot to sit and while away some time...

Tammy said...

Gorgeous photo and processing!! Looks like a great place to sit. :)

Carola Bartz said...

Such a beautiful image! I wish you many cherries (I always had a deal with "my" birds - they get the cherries on top, we get the ones on the bottom. We kept to our deal - they didn't...)

http://vivhalliwell.com said...

That bench is just waiting to be sat upon.... Lovely..

jodice said...

Gorgeous image and work!

Kim Stevens said...

This is so incredibly inviting! Thank you for your visit and comment on Focusing on Life today. I guess it's all about finding a new normal!

EarlK said...

Very beautiful. Don't you dare paint that bench! It is so wonderful now. Let Mother Nature do her thing with it and see it become even more beutiful with time.

Earl

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Oh that is beautiful...I do love the touch of color.

KK is great for textures too isn't she?

Jen

Lyn said...

Beautiful, so cold and lonely looking, but in a good way.

Lorrie said...

There's lots to catch the eye in this photo - as if there's a story behind it. Love the weathered look of the bench.

Heather - New House New HOme said...

Such fleeting beauty, Valerie and you've captured it perfectly.

Lisa Wade said...

Almost haunting, a very interesting photo - Lisa

Georgianna said...

This is very beautiful, Val. I love the atmosphere and the weathered look of the bench as it is. And we usually lose our cherries to the birds, too, but that's okay. :)

Lisa Gordon said...

OMGoodness, Valerie!!
Just my opinion, but this is truly one of your very best. I see this enlarged and hanging for all to enjoy.

Really, really beautiful work on this.