Thursday, January 26, 2012

Spending My Days Dreaming About Photography

I think that about sums up my life these days. Taking pictures, dreaming of lenses and cameras, textures, and photo editing tools. Creating a 6-word memoir was our challenge for Day 3 in Beyond Layers. The 6-word Memoir movement was started over at SMITH Magazine and got some press in the latest O Magazine. Check it out...there are some clever memoirs over there.


Processed using Kim Klassen's kk_plastersquared Texture



Also processed using plastersquared Texture and Florabella Memory








These are some of my latest images featuring my potted crocus plant. Other concepts we've been discussing in Beyond Layers is "Less is More" and Blur. I love the soft, dreaminess of images with a shallow Depth of Field. I captured some of these images using a Lensbaby Composer Pro with macro tubes for some interesting effects, and the rest using my Nikon 50mm f/1.8 lens, which produces beautiful bokeh. This image was processed using French Kiss Stone Blush Texture and French Kiss Script Brushes.









This image was processed using my own "How Do I Love Thee" Texture. Check out my "Texture Freebie" page for info on some of my current freebies.








This image was processed using Topaz filters. This is a nifty little plug-in that will run within Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, and Paintshop Pro (I am sure other photo edit programs as well). I downloaded a 30-day trial to give it a test run.



















Sharing this over at: The Creative Exchange, Beyond Layers, This or That Thursday, and Photo Art Friday



Have a great rest of the week!


25 comments:

Nadege, said...

I love your six word memoir. That's all I think about too.

I love your photos. Gorgeous colors.

Kathy said...

PERFECT six words :)

Kathy

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Wonderful photographs.

Regards and best wishes

helena said...

love the intense but soft colours and beautiful lines

Pat said...

You are certainly creating memories here! Love the textures...

Kaylene said...

All of your images are very professional. Cheers

Deborah said...

beautiful Linda . . .

Leovi said...

Beautiful photos, I like those flowers compositions, pure beauty and delicacy, exquisite. Greetings.

lisa said...

Linda, these are absolutely gorgeous!
I especially love the first one.

Thank you so very much for sharing with us this week at The Creative Exchange.

Have a beautiful weekend!

lisa.

Henrietta Hassinen said...

Beautiful pictures. It is so nice to dream, I dream to quit my day job and just doing fun flower photographing but it is just dreaming:)

Tina´s PicStory said...

very beautiful art :)

Marilyn said...

Your crocus is beautiful. For a beginning photographer you sure know what you're doing. You definitely have an eye for it.

Ida said...

Simply lovely. I like the 1st one a great deal.

Bonnie said...

Soft, dreamy work. So nice of you to share it with PAF!

Margaret said...

The purple crocus with the words softly written over it is breathtaking.

I'm Veronica said...

Linda these are incredibly lovely images and you are dead on with your textures.just lovely. Thanks for stopping by.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

I just love my 50mm too -- these are stunning, Linda. Now I'm off to check out your new textures. :)

Anna said...

Hi Linda,
Looks like you've been having fun and coming up with beautiful results with your texture work! My favs are the last two. Wonderful contrasts of softness and definition!

deb duty said...

I amreallynloving the beyond layers class. Your images are gorgeous!

Teresa said...

Beautiful studies Linda . . .you're producing such lovely work . . .Teresa x

Suzanne Carter said...

Lovely images I especially love the colours! Blessings Suzanne

Tricia said...

I dream about camera and lenses too. Beautiful photos...so soft and dreamy :)

Ruth said...

These are all wonderful, I'm a big macro fan too :)

Laurie said...

Linda! These are beautiful!

Anita Bower said...

I especially like the first image--with the Crocuses at a sharp angle. Well composed.