Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Autumn Lingers and New Texture

I walked outside today and marveled at this golden chinkapin oak in my front yard. With the nights getting colder and colder, I know this beauty is short-lived so I am going to enjoy it while autumn lingers.

I love the amazing colors of this capture without texture, but I also love the dreaminess the texture adds, symbolizing the fading of autumn. Hover over with your mouse to see without texture.



I processed this image using my latest texture, shown later in this post. I call this one "Dirty Chalkboard". Although the texture itself does somewhat resemble a dirty chalkboard, I think it adds some nice soft brushed edges to photographs. Here I used the screen blend mode at %56.

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Click the texture below to go to the page where you can download the high resolution texture. For a limited time, you can download it for free, using the password "SiennaFreebie". As a bonus, you will also find "Dirty Chalkboard Cool" over there, which you can download using the same password. I hope you like :)


22 comments:

CameraCruise said...

Beautiful photo, love your texture.
I've never used texture, maybe it's time to try.
Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day.

Kathy said...

You are right! That texture just adds a little bit of "oomph" to an already amazing capture. Thank you so much for sharing, can't wait to use it myself.

Kathy

missing moments said...

Textures can always add such a nice touch ... as your beautiful photo shows!

Desirae R said...

I love how soft the texture makes your photo!

lisa said...

Both the photograph and the texture are beautiful Linda! Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at The Creative Exchange.

Have a wonderful evening!

lisa.

Tamar SB said...

That picture is so stunning! So delicate and the colors are great!

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

I like both versions, both are very nice & a really cool texture... thanks! =)

Danelle said...

Beautiful photo! Love the texture.

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

absolutely great shot!
well done:)

the texture is nice, too.

NatureFootstep said...

I too like the softness your work gave to the leavs.

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

Now that is gorgeous- can't beat that golden shade!

Pat said...

Beautiful! The texture adds such richness.

deb duty said...

Both versions are gorgeous! I really love the texture. Thanks for the freebie!

Life with Kaishon said...

What a beautiful picture. I absolutely love it! Sensational. Fall is so pretty, isn't it?

Henrietta said...

Beautiful colors. The autumn is so far behind us that I don't even remember it anymore, these wonderful colors:)
Have a nice weekend.

Light Trigger said...

beautiful!!!!

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Sherri B. said...

What a gorgeous photo and texture! Your photography is beautiful.

Kathy said...

Hey Linda, just wanted to let you know that I used your "Dirty Chalkboard" texture on a photo that I posted to my blog today. I gave you credit in the blog for it. Thank you again for sharing...I can see lots of uses for this texture!

Kathy

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

This is beautiful, Linda. I love oak trees and their leaves. Sadly we don't have any on our property.

Would you mind if I listed you on my "free textures" page? Love your last one -- I'm stealing! :)

Tricia said...

What a beautiful photo. I love the light. All of our leaves are on the ground now :)

Connie Smiley said...

This is a beautiful image--with and without the texture.

Lauri said...

A lovely image, I love the soft brush stroke appearance.