Monday, October 10, 2011

Texture Tuesday & Red

Well I have been working hard to come up with a picture for the Texture Tuesday theme, Red. It wasn't so hard finding something red, but it was hard finding something that was worthy of a Kim Klassen texture. I finally came up with one that would take a texture. It took a couple of days of playing around to get something I was satisfied with, and here it is, the shelf above my kitchen stove.

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click on this version to view larger : )

I used two of Kim's textures, Trust and Word. I dimmed the color with a gradient map adjustment to give it more of a subdued feel. The paint on my kitchen walls is a sunny yellow color, and I wasn't liking the way the textures looked on it. I like the look of these textures as they give a bit of a vintage look to the photo.

Here are some other "reds" that I was working on. They are abstract photos of autumn leaves. I was playing around with my 100mm lens to see how abstract I could get the photos. I still have some work to do to get more of what I wanted to accomplish. Here are a few of the ones that I kept.

On these photos I used Kim's Portrait texture. All I did was use the Multiply blend mode at around 50%.

Well that is all I have for the Red eDition...Happy Texture Tuesday everyone!



  1. Wow, great shelf above your stove! Like the styling, the photo, the texture work!
    The leaves are awesome too!
    Glad my tomato brings good memories back to you :)

  2. Great processing, love the vintage mood in the first photo!

  3. Yep - I agree - wonderful processing. And, I love your vintage treasures.

  4. You've got a lovely shelf! I like the editing!

  5. you did a great job :) those ones above your stove are charming and work so well with the texture and the leaves are stunning too :)

  6. I love how the judicious use of textures can really transform a photo. I think all the vintage items on your kitchen shelf are really cool, but when you added the textures, it all came together to become a piece of Art. Your leaves are wonderful, too!

  7. Lovely still life arrangement on your shelf! The leaves are fantastic too - so much detail!

  8. Hi Cathy! Wowie I am loving all the vintage pieces you have here. I've never heard of the red pop and love that bottle. The chicken and the little rooster are unique too! Love the little timer! You chose the right textures! Perfect!!

  9. Your close up of the leaf is gorgeous. I love the deepness of the red.

  10. Gorgeous reds, Cathy !
    Love the first photo, wonderful !
    Wish you a nice day,

  11. Cathy i love your shelf and i think the texture look great with this photo.

  12. Great use of textures! And I really love the abstract shots!