Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Simplicity Photography Challenge... What makes you smile? And Texture Thursday




 



The Daily Wyatt


Season of mists...
What makes me smile?
Autumn makes me smile - a lot.
As do my friends,
my cats (can also cause me to be immensely vexed)
David (ditto the above)
stars, 
snow, 
frosty mornings,
really good dark chocolate,
poetry, 
Bach,
Vaughan Williams,
and
photography.

Gradient in autumnal hues - opacity 65% - Soft Light blend mode
Kim Klassen texture - 'Old Whisk' - Overlay blend mode

17 comments:

jabblog said...

That photograph is almost like a painting. The colours are beautiful, the setting so inviting.

Bek said...

Wow! It looks so peaceful! I wished I could spend some time there, enjoying nature and forget about everything else.

Kathy said...

Echoing the WOW here! Looks exactly like a paiting. Those colors :) I'm smiling too.

Kathy

Fuzzy Tales said...

Lovely photo, I'm wondering what you did to it in PhotoShop (or other), what filter(s). Or maybe that's asking for secret info--lol--and if so, sorry. Sometimes I apply a Gaussian blur to give my nature snapshots (because I don't take "photographs") a bit more pop. Sometimes I'll use a high pass filter to sharpen, but I really don't know much, what other filters to use.

-Kim

Barbara said...

What a lovely scene. That makes me smile too.

Barbara said...

Thanks all.
Fuzzy Tales - no secrets here, we have complete freedom of information :O) It was quite a cold looking scene with the mist - very blue in tone. I have a very old version of Paint Shop (Paint Shop Pro 7) and what I did was create a new layer, then flood filled this, choosing 'Foreground gradient' as the style and picking autumnal tones fading from red at the top into yellow at the bottom. Then I took the opacity down to about 65% on this layer and altered the blend mode to 'Soft Light'. Then I added a freebie Kim Klassen texture called 'old whisk' which I can email to you if you like, and changed the blend mode to 'Overlay'. It's a lot easier than it sounds!

Cedar said...

Beautiful! Really peaceful!

Boo-Bah AKA Iris said...

Absolutely beautiful! The colors are so pretty.

Ruth said...

beautiful words and photo :) you've captured autumn so well here

DebC said...

It's a beautiful photo on this post.
(Great job!)
Also I really like your blog header.

Roshanda "ShonEjai" Glenn said...

Beautiful photo! I loved the way it was composed and your creative use of shutter speed. You addition of the texture took your photo to the next level.

RuneE said...

I know one think - this photo put be in a good mood. I may even smile! :-)

Au and Target said...

Great texture on that photo, lovely... Cats make me smile, esp Target who hides under a sheet with his bum and tail sticking out.

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Wonderful photography.

Regards and best wishes

Faith said...

LOVE your list! and thanks so much for linking up :)

Trish ~ ♥ ~ said...

how peaceful and scenic ~ your cat looks much like my, long ago cat, Lucy.

Henrietta said...

Beautiful landscape, I would love be there and listening the voice of nature.

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