Monday, November 14, 2011

Late Flowers in Autumn

These beautiful flowers were seen at the Zilker Botanical Garden in Austin, Texas. I love this image both with an without texture. My new favorite lens is my Nikon 50mm f/1.8. It took a little getting used to as it is a manual focus lens on my Nikon D60 camera, but I am starting to love the freedom in composing my images using manual focus, and I love the effects of shallow depth of field I can get with this lens.

This week in Kim Klassen Cafe, the theme for Texture Tuesday is to use at least one layer of her new "Phoebe" texture, which I included in this image using a soft light blend mode at 82% opacity. I also used my new Blue Denim Texture, soft light blend mode, 100% opacity. And finally, a couple of tweaks in RadLab to bring out some of the details. You should be able to hover your mouse over the image and off the image to see the before and after effect.





Happy Texture Tuesday!

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I also discovered Photo Tip Tuesday, where I will be sharing this work as well:

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29 comments:

Sheila said...

Beautiful! I love all of the color. I like that your texture work makes the image look like fabric. So pretty.

Tricia said...

This is so beautiful. I love the vibrancy.

Barb said...

Gorgeous composition and colours! the texture works very well here.

Julie Legg Photo said...

Linda, love the fresh,colorful flowers!! Nice work. And I can't wait to try your Denim textures. Fab idea! Thanks for the freebie! And thanks for visiting my site. Blessings!

Angie said...

So pretty and bright! Loving this! :)

Pieni Lintu said...

So pretty!!

Rosie said...

How beautiful and delicate!

Jaymi said...

Wow, this is really beautiful! I love your use of texture, however your before image is just stunning as well! And thanks for the free denim textures,I'll definitely be checking those out! Thanks for linking up!

Teresa said...

Linda I love this . . .it's fabulous . . . .Teresa x

Shannon Jones said...

Love the colors!

Kathy said...

Reminds me of a beautiful watercolor. Lovely.

kathy

Kristy said...

Beautifully done!

Leovi said...

Deliciosa flor. Me gusta mucho la textura.

Faith said...

really nice work. This photo really lends itself to texture - love how you blended it so nicely :)

Karen Dorcas, Artist said...

very nice "pops" of color and texture work. thank you, kareninkenai

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

I love my 50mm as well. Your photo is so pretty, Linda. The pink is delicious!

Thanks so much stopping by and visiting, commenting and following. I appreciate it so much and it's great to meet you! :)

Terrie said...

Just beautiful - the colors are so soft and pretty - this is a great texture to enhance that!

nancyjean said...

beautiful dof! i love the softness of your processing! enjoy your lens

Serendipity is Sweet said...

I LOVE this! Delicious color and texture. Well done!!!
I'm hoping to get a 50mm for Christmas :)

Amisha said...

Lovely colors!

Heather Parker said...

Thia is beautiful!

Jeanne said...

Love your photo! and the texture worked so well on those lovely flowers. I am in the Dallas area, but love Austin! Lucky you ! Cheers from north of you

WildeLifePhotography said...

Both are beautiful.

Emily said...

The colors and depth of field are amazing in the original and I love the vintage feel of the edit. Thank you for sharing!

Pat said...

This is delightful! The colors are so vibrant!

geetlee said...

the colors are so lovely! beautiful image. love the processing

Deborah said...

great photo of a most favorite flowers, "profusion zinnias"!

Claudia Finn said...

I love the color combinations!

Deanna said...

Love those colors, gorgeous!!