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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

salvaging some snaps

It was actually sunny last week, so sunny that I could not see the image on the back of my camera. So I just pointed it in the right direction and clicked several times in the hope that when I got them on the computer I would be able to salvage some nice images with judicious cropping and perhaps some textures.

misti-on-beach

I used some textures to lighten up the shadows around the wall – Kim Kalssen’s ‘not too shabby’ on overlay blending mode and then her ‘luminous’ on multiply blending mode. 

I think it gives a hazy beach effect that I really like.

dream-on-the-beach

The interesting composition is because my ‘point in the right direction’ was a bit off and I only just got my sister in the frame.  I added Kim’s dream texture on overlay and then colour burn blending modes. 

I really like that the words in the texture show on the wall – as if there was graffiti there.  I removed the texture from my sister but nothing else.  I like this as a subtle texturising.

On Texture Tuesday this week we were free to texturise as we wanted – check out what others have been up to here.

12 comments:

Evelyn said...

I love the textures you've used on these images ~ they work really well!

Sian said...

It's certainly a cool way of rescuing those "point and see what happens" shots. I have quite a few of those myself

Pat said...

I'd say you did a good salvage job! I like the texture effect in the second photo the best.

Ana Eugenio said...

love the light on the first photo and the "graffiti" on the second ;) well done.

Barb said...

Wonderful work here - I do like the 'graffiti'

momphotographer said...

your first shot is stunning!!!
thank you for stopping by my blog!!!

Kathleen said...

Wow, it just goes to show you that a good photographer just can't take a bad picture. I especially love the digital graffiti effect. Great job! (...and thanks for visiting my blog!!)

This Magpies Nest said...

That first shot is dreamy. These textures are so fun!

debsea said...

i love them all! wish you could "salvage" some of my photos!!!

Soonymary said...

oh yes the texture on the wall is fabulous!!

Ginger said...

I love these photos Helena! I hope I can get to some photo textures while on vacation... so many fun things to do, but so little time!!

P.S. - I just discovered I was not subscribed to your blog in my google reader and therefore I was not getting notices of your posts!! It's all fixed now :)

Stampmouse said...

love this idea