Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Texture Tuesday

Nearly forgot tomorrow was Tuesday.  Um, well, technically it’s Tuesday right now.  And because Tuesday snuck up on me, that naughty Tuesday, I didn’t have anything ready for Texture Tuesday.  I have not been at this long enough to happen to have extra texturized photos lying about.  *dreamy sigh*  Someday.  But then I remembered this one photo that I took at my Mom’s Club playgroup on Wednesday.  I did not ask the other moms if they thought I was weird for taking pictures of this old barn out the back window of the host’s house and not photos of the kids while they played.  It only takes time before people who hang out with me stop thinking I’m weird and start KNOWING I’m weird.  So be it. :)

So here’s my SOOC just for grins and chuckles:

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And here’s my Texture Tuesday submission:

OldBarnAtChristas

This is after a levels adjustment, a slight brightness/contrast adjustment, a layer of sepia with soft light, two layers of “bent edges” (thank you, Kim, LOVE that one!) and a layer of “history” (also Kim’s).  I surprised myself with how much I like this after only a few minutes of play (shows what a good teacher Kim is, I certainly couldn’t have done this two months ago before her classes).  The one thing that I really don’t like is how blown out the sky is.  I’m too tired to keep playing tonight though.  Any suggestions for how to help that would be lovely otherwise I might just start doing some creative cropping and cut the whole blasted thing out.  Here’s the button to Kim’s to participate or check out the other entries:

Kim Klassen Café

13 comments:

Cedar said...

I should be in bed, but you could try adding a color layer of blue (overlay or softlight or...some blending) and erasing off the lower half if it changes the rest of the picture too much. It is what I did for my plane in the sky and I love it!

Lesley said...

Love what you've done here, the processing really enhances the composition so well!

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Great job. V

Allison Hoffman said...

oo, I love your edit with textures. Takes it to another level - a beautiful strait out of an old photo. makes me wonder the story behind the picture :)

Simply Stated ~ Rebecca said...

Love the photo. Very nicely done...great use of Kim's textures.

Leah C said...

A beautiful image...nicely done:)

Gale Wall said...

Great job. I too am learning. Recently I took a photo with a blown out sky and layered it with a pretty sky photo and then erased where I didn't want it to show. But on this one it gives it a certain feel that I can't find words for.

Physibeth said...

Beautiful job Julie. My thought is to loose the sky altogether. The barn is what is interesting (to me) in that photo, why not do a much closer crop on it. Might help with the levels adjustment too as it will take a LOT of white out of the picture to remove the sky.

Kim Klassen said...

oh my.... fantastic transformation!! love this so much. :)

thanks for linking up tot Texture Tuesday....

xxo, kim

Laurie said...

That was a fantastic edit! It really gave the house a nice, vintage, wintry look. I love it!

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

Wow- your edit really brought it to life- beautiful!

paperbird said...

wow! what a difference the processing made. just lovely!

Kathy said...

Wow...fabulous difference. Love the way you used the textures and editing.

Bright blessings,
Kathy