Thursday, November 18, 2010

(154/365)

I have been uninspired lately....too much to do, too little time (and 2 younger children that are at each other all day....).  But it's time to get out of this rut...and focus on all that's positive around me....a wonderful husband, children & friends.

Yesterday after dropping Jack at school, I noticed the beauty around me.  When I went back to pick him up, I brought my camera and stood out in the light snow and shot some of what I saw.

This week's theme at You Capture is: What Inspire's You
Both this one, and the one below inspired me to get my camera back out....
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And now my before and after:

SOOC:
After:
I made a copy of the background with soft light, added a dark brown layer on exclusion and then added Live Love Laugh texture.  Lessons I've been learning from my Photoshop Skinny Mini Class (although I'm days behind....).



Kim Klassen Cafe
Hope you have a great day!  And you live in a colder climate like mine....STAY WARM!

xox charmaine


24 comments:

EmptyNester said...

I really like what you did. I still have no idea about such things as layering and textures...but then, I don't have photoshop either. LOL

maureen said...

Fab photos, all of them. How clever your second shot. I love the processing you did on it also, thanks for including the recipe. I'm waaaaay behind on Kim's class too. Hopeful to find some time this weekend to catch up.

SarahinSC said...

Neat shots! Can't wait to learn about and play with textures!

Heather said...

What a cool edit! It could be a wall print!

Sheri said...

Oh I love it, I love it, I love it! You really turned that old dandelion (?) into a work of art. I am going to HAVE to look into Kim's class, first Ashley, now you, are getting me hooked.

Becca said...

Oh what beautiful pictures! I love that first one - it feels like Christmas! :-) And thanks for the tutorial on the second one too - very cool effect!

And thanks for your sweet comment on my interview at Life with Kaishon - it totally made my day!

Facing50Blog.com said...

I adore the first picture. As Becca said it feels like Christmas. Well talented lady I shall have to revisit to get some ideas of how to take much better photos. I think I've got an old 'box brownie' somewhere. I'll start with that.

AJ said...

Well, this looks like real art to me...

Siobhan said...

Great Edit...love it!!

Tiaras said...

quite lovely!

Ashley Sisk said...

I really love that first shot - it's quite lovely. We're going to have to work on getting your inspiration back!

Pixel Perfect said...

What a beautiful edit. You did a great job capturing the beauty!

Courtney said...

I love it, girl! The textures are delicious!!!

Diana...aka...MeMe said...

Isn't it great to have Beth inspire us!

Ewa said...

what a nice edit,great texture!

Rosie@leavesnbloom said...

I love these shots and it's so good to see how your recipe. I really need to get out and get capturing some of the seedheads along the hedgerows here and get back to using more of Kims textures.

Jenilee said...

I love your edit. it looks like it could be on a card or something. :) good job!

Naomi said...

Love all of these-so great!

Katie said...

Those berries are beautiful! And I love your edit! We used the same texture today. :)

Buckeroomama said...

Great work!

I can`t wait for the next Skinny-Mini ecourse! :)

What I Did Today said...

OH. These are beautiful, no, breath-taking! They would make wonderful stationary.

Sarah Halstead said...

I love that first photo. But your edit? It is AMAZING!

Kristy said...

Love the added texture!

*Jess* said...

beautiful texture!