Monday, April 16, 2012

Spring Beauty

I love the beautiful magnolia trees that are all in bloom these days, marking the signs of new life as we enjoy warm Spring days.  I took this photo with my iPhone while I was out for a walk with my dog, Casey.

I have used a couple of beautiful textures in my processing of this photo.  One is a wonderful watercolour texture, called "I Am", which was created by Kim Klassen.  The other is a fabulous texture that includes text.  It's called "Antique Farwell" and it's by Bonnie Zieman of Pixel Dust Photo Art.   My goal in my processing this week was to soften the image while adding a bit of colour to the grey of the wooden fence.  I love the added interest that the writing provides the image.

Mouse over photo to see the 'before' image.

50 comments:

  1. Beautiful photo, love how you have used the textures.

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    1. Thanks so much Diane. Glad you stopped by for a visit.

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  2. Both textures work well here - mission accomplished!

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  3. beautiful photo and fantastic rendering!

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  4. I love that we are able to do so much with our phone these days...except when I'm trying to talk to my tween and she's busy tweeting! **grrr!*

    Anyway...you've done fantastic work here. Well done.

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    1. Thanks Jill. And yes, it is great to be able to always have a decent camera with me in my iphone. I just can't carry my Nikon everywhere!

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  5. Linda, the Magnolia tree is one of my favorites. The smell is divine, but they certainly do not last long enough! This is gorgeous!

    Thanks for visiting my blog today. I am so anxious to get started in Kim's class!

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    1. Thanks Cherie. I've always loved magnolias, but I don't have one in my garden because of how quickly the spring blossoms are gone. I just enjoy everyone else's!

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  6. Absolutely lovely!!!!!!!!!
    :-D

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  7. I love this & I love that you were able to fix it where you can just move your mouse across so that you can see the before. Sweet!

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    1. Glad you like it Pat. Thanks for stopping by.

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  9. What a beautiful piece of digital editing Linda! You've given the magnolia blossom a real vintage feel. So happy you are sharing it with PAF.

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    1. Thank you Bonnie. And thanks for hosting!

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    1. Thanks Kaylene. I'm really pleased with it.

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  11. The composition is excellent on its own for sure. Wonderful processing. Thank you. Visiting from PAF. Karen

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    1. Thank you Karen. Glad you stopped by for a visit.

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  12. You made a VERY PRETTY artwork. Wonderful composition!

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  13. love the edited version. the blend of textures you used is awesome!

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    1. Thanks so much, and congratulations on the new baby. I laughed at your post about all the yellow jello!

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    1. Thank you Beckie. Glad you stopped by to visit.

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  15. Beautiful use of the textures. Love it
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  16. Oh, I like this! Beautiful art!

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  17. Linda this is just beautiful. Love your processing

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    1. Thanks so much Jeanne. Glad you came by to visit my blog.

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  18. How lovely. Both textures really work well with your photo. It has a wonderful, dreamy quality.

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    1. Thank you Ida. There's something wonderful about those big, beautiful magnolia blossoms.

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  19. A really nice shot...love your texture work and composition. Top job!

    Thanks'

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  20. Lovely magnolia image and the texture goes really well with it! Nice composition :)

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    1. Thank you Loredana. Glad you stopped by.

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  21. Lovely shot of this magnolia. I like what you have doen with the post-processing and text, it really adds another dimension to the image.

    Thank you for participating in Floral Friday Fotos!

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    1. Thank you. And thanks for hosting Floral Friday Fotos.

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  22. The soft colors are just beautiful.

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