Saturday, October 25, 2014

Another side to creativity

I recently took an online course called Creative Girl by Danielle Donaldson.  In it, she teaches many techniques including watercolor and applying mixed media.  House on Stilts was one of the projects in her class. 

Danielle believes in Creative Practicing which is the practice of learning and growing from others.  These two paintings are taken directly from the ideas taught in her class.  In every painting I do, I’m putting more of myself into the details.  I have long way to go but am enjoying the journey in each one.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Texture Tuesday - The Black and White...with perhaps a Touch of Colour eDition

This picture was shot at UC Irvine in Southern California with an iPhone. The architecture of the Science building makes for lots of interesting shadows on a sunny afternoon.

Picture was processed in CS6.   The texture applied is KK_canvas grunge by Kim Klassen.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Beyond Layers - Day 44

Challenge: use Kim's photo any way we want.  Here is my take -

In addition to some adjustment layers, I used several Kim Klassen's textures plus the "Les Fleurs" overlay.

Here's the original picture:

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Black and White show and tell..

I am fascinated with black and white photography. Here, I am applying what I've learned from Love That Shot's B&W workshop, using a 50mm 1.4 prime lens.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Variations on the whisper theme..

I was out photographing the flowers for our Beyond Layer's "whisper theme.  When I think whisper, I think dreamy, hazy, lots of white.  But, sometimes you end up on a different path.  This is the same tree as used in the whisper post below but what a difference. I tried adding the dreamy effect but the photo would not allow it.  In this photo I ended up removing the color entirely and then slowly added it back.

About the photo:
Annabelle texture from Kim Klassen.

f/2.8, ISO 100, 1/100 sec
Asahi f/1.4, 50mm fixed lens


The trees are in bloom, here in Northern California.  Here's a dreamy take on the pretty flowers on the tree in our front yard.

About the photo:
No textures this time.  Several level adjustments and lens flare filter were used.

f/2.8, ISO 100, 1/640 sec
Asahi f/1.4, 50mm fixed lens

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Painterly Effect....

About my photo:

f/21, ISO 1600, 1/40sec

Asahi f/1.4, 50mm fixed lens

Kim Klassen "Poetic" texture