Monday, March 18, 2013

Tuesday {Textures}


While the original photo was ok, I really wanted to bring out the  various tones in the wood and trees. So with some highlighting and application of a texture, I'm pleased with the final outcome. The colors are richer and complimentary, with a softer vintage feel.



I couldn't resist taking a photo of my neighbor's Dogwood Tree blossoming on our first teaser spring day. The skies were absolutely a gorgeous Carolina Blue and the breeze was warm. I love this one just the way it is...


but y'all know by now I am going to give it a go with a texture ;-)  



It reminds me of an old fashioned postcard with a dreamy feeling! I almost can't compare it with the original, there's such a difference to me.

What do you think?


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43 comments:

  1. I love your barn and what you did with it....

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  2. The barn edits are great, it really highlights the colors and textures in the photo. I like the flower, also - very pretty!

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  3. Great barn and awesome edit....the flower is lovely and the edit, WOW is it beautiful.

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  4. Love your barn, rustic and old, and great for photos! : )

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  5. beautiful! love the vintage feel of the edited barn and cherry blossoms. What program are you using?

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    1. Picmonkey, but I really need to learn my photo editing program that my husband recently bought me. I have GIMP as well, but don't know how to use all those fancy features either. I'm so challenged :)

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    2. is that a phone app or for the computer or something else?

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    3. No, it's on the internet. I don't subscribe to the program so I only get the freebies but I wish I did. In the beginning, it was all free. There's some REALLY cool stuff on there. www.picmonkey.com

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    4. GIMP is free! It's Open Source software :) http://www.gimp.org/

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  6. I do love that old building. Always love some rural decay.

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  7. Oh I like what you did to both photos. The originals are both quite nice, but adding the textures brought out more beauty!!

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  8. I love your editing! It was a great barn in it's time and still is charming. I'm jealous of the blossoms. :)

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  9. Great pics. I love the work you did to give them a softer, antique look.

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  10. Love the barn and the dogwood, both versions of both.

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  11. I like both photos of the barn and both of the dogwood. Nice

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  12. Anne, your photos are breath-taking! I love how you played around with the textures; your pictures truly are beautiful! And I agree, the dogwood looks like an old fashioned postcard :)

    Wonderful job, my friend! Have a lovely week!

    Hugs,
    Stephanie

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  13. All four photos are very pretty! It would be hard to pick a favorite! :) I do love that dreamy feel, though.

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  14. I like the original barn better, but the flowers with the texture are very nice...look like they would be used for a wedding to me....make a nice wedding invitation.

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  15. The tree buds are awesome! Just beautiful. I can't wait for the blooms in PA

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  16. Gorgeous edit on both images.

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  17. The dogwood blossoms are beautiful and would have a hard time choosing a favorite of the two editing options.

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  18. Gorgeous Anne -- both images. Thanks so much for sharing at Tuesday Muse this week. xo

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  19. Gorgeous, blossom is so lovely and against the sky and I love the soft tones of your textured shot (visiting from Tuesday Muse)

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  20. Beautiful work on the barn. I love the vintage feel of the image.

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  21. Barns and blossoms -- tow of my very favorite things! And your editing is just superb.

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  22. All the pictures are so pretty! Isn't it amazing what adding a texture can do to a picture?! I can't decide between the 2 dogwood pictures, both are so lovely!

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  23. I love your editing. I use Picmonkey too and also Befunky (sometimes both!). The barn's colours have really come out and I am so envious that you actually have blossom! Take care. Chel

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  24. Your texture edit of the barn is beautiful! I love the Daisy texture.

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  25. your photos of the dogwood blossoms are fabulous!

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  26. Love the textures on that old barn!

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  27. Very creative photography ~ beautiful barn ^_^ with character!

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  28. Well I am having a very hard time picking a favorite too! I have never used Nancy Claeys textures before...bisque collection is just beautiful! But the original Loving how all the little details show.

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  29. Beautiful!

    Thank you for joining =)

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  30. Love the blossoms! I prefer the one in its natural state. :) Such a welcome sight and one I am not going to be seeing for awhile. Thanks for bringing me Spring! And thanks for stopping by my blog in the Rurality Blog Hop and taking the time to comment.

    ~Lynne @ a "new" Jersey Girl
    www.rickandlynne.com/lynne

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  31. Love the photos Anne. The barn looks good with added texture. The dogwoods are beautiful in the original photo with the Carolina blue sky as a natural backdrop. xoxo<3

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  32. I love photographing old buildings. The barn photo is wonderful.
    An Arkies Musings

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  33. Parabéns pelas suas lindas fotos que encantam

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  34. Pretty dogwood. Ours aren't blooming yet.

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