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
I believe there are no coincidences. Things happen for a reason. Kim Klassen shared a story today about being
grateful that she was able to help someone less fortunate than her. The gist of her story was to keep your eyes
wide open for opportunities to do the same thing. I fully expected to be in “the right place,
at the right time.” today for someone who
needed it. The twist was, it was me (and
a friend) who needed assistance when my friend lost her wallet. A very kind soul found the wallet and it was
returned to my friend.
About my photo:
f/1.4, ISO 3200, 1/640sec
Asahi f/1.4, 50mm fixed lens
Kim Klassen textures: Shine, Sweet Treat
It should be noted that I had an assistant today who basically directed the photo shoot. Here is a behind the scenes shot of Binx helping me stage things.
I lovebeing in the forest when it's snows. You can hear the wind through the trees and feel the solitude. I love the look on Kye's face, pure bliss. Kye belongs to my sister Cyndi. She sent me the original photo awhile ago. I edited it in CS5 using Kim Klassen's nutmeg texture.
So here's the deal. I took this shot while chasing fall colors in Vermont. I edited the photo in CS5 using several adjustment layers and the Dirt overlay from Love That Shot. The fall colors were in full bloom while I was there but it was very overcast and ready to snow. I loved the original shot as I can feel cold just from looking at the photo but I think it's really a case of "you had to be there". So I took some artistic license and added a warmer, blue sky.
Here is the original picture SOOC (straight out of camera):
It's so thrilling to watch the hang gliders at Fort Funston, San Francisco, which is located right off of the Pacific ocean. I can spend hours watching them disappear off the cliff and then seconds later see them sore into the air.
This photo was processed using Kim Klassen's Greyday texture.
Sometimes a little bit goes a long way. This is true with makeup, perfume and mayo. In this picture, I removed the color, added a slight vignette and little else. The idea is to bring you into the picture.
This is an old pier off of Treasure Island. You can barely see the Golden Gate in the background.
I believe if you are open to it, your angels will guide down the path you are meant to follow. Life can be tough when you resist, like trying to fit a square peg into a round hole. Best to follow your heart and enjoy the journey.
I have always loved art. I have painted, drawn, explored textiles and mixed media but I have discovered my true passion is creative photography. Using my photos, some of which were taken years ago, and making them shine in Photoshop has opened a whole new world for me. Hours fly by when I am working on a project and my heart sings.
For this photo, a photo of Kim Klassen's was my inspiration. Who knew that she had, of all things, a similar tart warmer!
The quote was provided in one of Kim's tutorials.
Lens: EF-S18-55mm, ISO 6400, f/5.6