Monday, March 18, 2013

Water and Ice...




I took this photo a few weeks ago while exploring along the Bruce trail.  It was a mild winter day, and the textures in the ice and the water were stunning.  I did a couple of very minor adjustments to the levels and contrast and then I added a subtle gradient mask to get a bit more of the sparkle back in the water without loosing the definition in the ice.

I added a layer of Kim Klassens "cool grunge' texture using a hard light blend mode at 15% and then finished off by creating a soft frame using an inverse selection and adding a colour adjustment at a low opacity with a soft light blend mode.

The final steps to the edit were to add the quote and my signature.  The quote uses 'Journal' font.

As much as I like the beauty of the ice and snow, I look forward to images of Spring, hopefully in the very near future!

Linking up with Our World TuesdayTexture Tuesday, and Sweet Shot Tuesday

30 comments:

  1. Lovely pic:) On your thumbnail, the water looked like lace!

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    1. Thanks. The beauty of nature is always amazing!

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  2. Interesting treatment. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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    1. Thanks Gary. I just loved the ice and the natural sculptures that were being created by the water that day.

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  3. Love the image. And especially the water part of it.
    Why not ad it to NF Abstract on wednesday?

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    1. Thank you. And sure, I'll drop by and add it tomorrow. Thanks

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  4. These contrasts are such a lovely shot. It tells quite a story.

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  5. You have created quite an unusual contrast between the water and the ice. Well done.

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    1. Thanks. You've got to love the beauty in nature!

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  6. Such a lovely contrast!

    Have a wonderful Tuesday. ☺

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    1. Thanks Dana. I love capturing nature's beauty!

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    1. Thanks. That's what drew me to this image as well.

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  8. I love and agree with the quote. I love your image. I take shots like these in the warm weather but haven't caught one with ice.

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    1. Thanks. I was lucky to catch a mild day as the ice was beginning to melt.

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  9. such a lovely image Linda, the ice gives such a wonderful effect.

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    1. Thanks Barbara. I especially loved the texture in the ice.

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  10. Lovely work. The diagonal gives the image lots of energy.

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    1. Thanks Sherry. I love the contrast of the ice and the water.

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  11. I too thought I was going to see a lacy edge of cloth, only to be stunned at the beauty of the water and ice. What wonderful processing to enhance a fabulous picture! Yes, let Spring arrive!

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    1. Thanks Barb. That's exactly what drew me to the stream. It was a mild, sunny day a few weeks ago and the ice was fabulous!

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