Monday, May 28, 2012

Beekeepers


Mouse over photo to see the 'before' image.

This week in Beyond Layers, Kim's challenge to us is to come up with a quote the speaks to the assigned word of the day.  Monday's word is Life and yesterday I shot this photo of a bee.  Considering the whole 'birds and the bees' thing, it seemed like a good image to work with.  When I found this great quote by Sue Monk Kidd, I knew I was on the right track.   

I have added Kim's 'Sunday' texture as well as Bonnie's 'Antique Farewell' texture.  I've also added this minimally processed version, to the right, because I really love the original shot, too.  I just did a bit of cropping and added the subtle frame.

These photos are being linked to Texture TuesdaySweet Shot Tuesday, Our World TuesdayThis or That ThursdaysPhoto Art FridayShoot, Edit, Submit and Photo Friday Link Party.





65 comments:

  1. I love the shot and your texture .... nice work!

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    1. Thanks. I almost didn't want to put the textures on it because I like the original image just the way it is, but once I finished processing it I love the textures too.

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  2. Beautifully textured and great quote, Linda !
    Nice week,
    Sylvia

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    1. Thanks Sylvia. It all came together quite nicely.

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  3. Beautiful shot Linda. I love the texture and lovely quote. I wish I had put a texture on my bee shot. Wonderful work!

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  4. Lovely image and processing! That was a great book!

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    1. Thanks Cheryl. And yes, it was a wonderful book. I really enjoyed it.

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  5. You were on the right track! Beautiful!

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    1. Thank you Carol. Glad you dropped by for a visit.

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  6. Wonderful image and texture work -- great job!

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  7. great image and I loved the book too

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    1. Yes, it is a great read. Thank you for your visit.

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  8. Wonderful photo. I read (and loved) that book too!

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    1. Thank you Pat. I wish I had more wonderful books like this one.

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  9. Beautiful work! I love bees. My Mom was named Beatrice, and everyone called her Bea. Everytime I see a bee, I say "Hi, Mom"! Linda, how difficult is it to do that mouse-over technique to see the original photo? I'd love to learn how to do that!

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    1. Thank you Jean. What a wonderful reminder of your mother! The mouse over trick is easy thanks to Kim. Here's a link to a tutorial she has on her site. What would we do without her! Have fun with it and I'll look forward to being able to mouse over your images soon!

      http://www.kimklassencafe.com/thecafe/before-after-mouse-over-video-tutorial.html

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  10. Great shot Linda. Love the textures!

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    1. Thanks Cherie. Gotta love those bees!

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  11. beautifull picture with valuable words.

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    1. Thank you. Have a great, creative week.

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    1. Thank you Jill. Have a wonderfully inspired day!

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  13. Love the texture awesome edit for such a great shot.

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    1. Thanks so much Heather. Thanks for the visit and the thoughtful comment.

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  14. I am so impressed by your picture!
    I also loved the book
    "The Secret Life of Bees"
    It has been translated into Norwegian.
    Thanks for sharing

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    1. Thank you. So glad you got to read and enjoy the book too!

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  15. I love your pictures. I'm another one who has read and thoroughly enjoyed this book.

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    1. Thank you Ellie. Glad you enjoyed the novel too.

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  16. Linda! Thank you for such a comprehensive description of your workflow, but especially for the resulting image. I love it! That quote has an interesting little 'bite' too! :) Thank you for linking up with Photo Art Friday.

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    1. Thanks Bonnie. Glad you like the quote. I think sometimes we hurt our mothers (or our children hurt us) unintentionally, but their (our) unconditional love never wavers.

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  17. Beautiful photo and love your editing! Love the wisdom also of sue monk kidd!!

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    1. Thank you so much Jeanne. And yes, the quote is wonderful isn't it.

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  18. Great close up of the bee and the processing was just lovely. Valerie

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    1. Thank you Valerie. I appreciate your thoughtful words.

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  19. Lovely image and the poems too. Summer feelings :)

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    1. Thank you Merike. Have a great weekend.

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    1. Thanks. Have a wonderfully creative weekend!

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  21. The work you did with the texture gives it such depth. I like that I can mouse over and see the original...it lets you see the magic of your work. Beautiful!

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    1. Thank you so much. And yes, that mouse over trick is fun isn't it. Have a great weekend.

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  22. Beautiful!! The texture is terrific!! Fabulous!!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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    1. Thank you so much SueAnn. Have an artfully fun weekend!

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  23. Thanks so much for sharing the before and after. I love what you did here. Wonderful quote too!

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    1. Thanks Marilyn. Glad you like it. It was a fun photo to edit.

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  24. It is such an amazing art piece, Linda - Lovely done. You know you need to have a superb imagination to make ART like that, don't you ;) Beautiful !!!

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    1. Thank you Mariane. I really appreciate your thoughtful words. Have a great weekend!

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  25. Your piece is beautiful. - First the Original Photo is awesome. - I think the textures added a dreamy quality to the piece and that quote was thought provoking and fitting for your subject material.

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    1. Thank you Ida. I really appreciate your taking the time to make such a thoughtful comment. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  26. First of all, the picture itself is great. it's so awesome to be able to capture such a tiny creature in a sharp picture. second, lovely processing!

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  27. Nice capture and love the editing.

    Kathy

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  28. Lovely edit, it sure brought out more details - and what a cute quote!

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    1. Thank you Kim. The quote certainly spoke to me and just seemed perfect for the photo.

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  29. Absolutely fantastic. Have a nice weekend=)

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    1. Thanks so much. Hope you have a great weekend too.

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  30. Wonderful texture-work and I love the composition and the rich colors! Great quote, too!
    Wish you a colorful weekend:)

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    1. Thanks so much Monica. I love capturing bees on flowers. Have a fabulous weekend!

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    1. They certainly are neat little creatures! Thanks for dropping by. Have a great weekend.

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