Textured Tuesday’s theme is Black & White & Textured. Typically, I wouldn’t use a texture on a nature photo, but a slight grungy texture added a bit more drama to the clouds. More details on processing below.
First I used a LR for a little bit of sharpening and then used a preset to convert the image to B&W. At first I tried to make it appear like a cyanotype, but I didn’t like how cool the photo was, so I selected a preset that had warmer tones and then adjusted the curves, bumping up the green to give that ghostly feel to the tree limbs and the bird’s head. Then, in ACR, I “hand-tinted” the background a very pale blue. Added the textured “Frosted”, which I also handtinted in ACR using the same shade, and then removed the texture from most of the image except in the upper corners.
Here is the SOOC image, taken just before sunrise last January a few minutes before sunrise on Sanibel Island.
Be sure to stop by Kim Klassen’s Café and see some amazing Black & White & Textured images.
There’s nothing like a good cup of coffee!
Linking to Textured Tuesday. Layered with two textures by Kim Klassen — Peony & Unleashed.
It started raining this afternoon a minute or two after I stepped outside with my camera to capture a few shots of the daffodils which are finally starting to bloom. And you know what? It smelled like a Spring rain. So wonderful!
Daffodil with raindrop
Minor adjustments to vibrancy set in Lightroom, and gradient filter applied to lighten left side of background. (I love using the gradient filter tool now that I’ve learned how!) Textured with one layer of Kim Klassen’s kk_rest_magic texture, blend mode screen, opacity 80%, brushed completely off flower and additional brushing at a very low opacity (12%) to reduce effect over the background.
Linking up with Kim’s Textured Tuesday today.
Bloom & Bottle
Linking with Kim Klassen’s Café for Textured Tuesday. Used one layer of Kim’s kk_cherish texture, using blend mode of Overlay, 50% opacity, removed from bloom & bottle, to add a little bit of color to foreground and background.