Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Fog }{ Texture Tuesday

This week's challenge over at Texture Tuesday involved using this texture called "yesteryear."

Fits my mood.

I've been pensive, thinking of places I've been and memories made (mostly happy). And how it all disappears into a fog in the recesses on our mind.

I wanted to work with that, with the dreamy fog, with memories. I've getting more and more experimental with my texture play, though I also love clear, well defined photos. This is just play time.


a place dear to my heart with lots of memories over many different points in my life
  • Adjusted levels, color curves, and sharpness of original. 
  • Copied background layer and converted to BW on soft light @100%
  • BW gradient map on overlay @80%
  • copper gradient map on overlay @25%
  • solid navy blue layer on exclusion @ 23%
  • Kim Klassen's "yesteryear" on linear burn @20%
  • Kim Klassen's "yesteryear" on luminosity @30%
some fun with friends ended up giving me this frozen in the air look
  • adjusted levels, color curves, and sharpness of original
  • Copied background into a new layer, decreased saturation 25% and added gaussian blur
  • Kim Klassen's "yesteryear" on liner dodge @30%
  • Kim Klassen's "yesteryear" on soft light @35%



I honestly don't remember what I did for this one. Serves me right for not writing it down, oops.

How about your happy memories? Are they clear or do you get lost in a fog?

kimklassencafe

25 comments:

  1. Play time is fun! I love all of these! Lovely! Memories are definitely getting more foggy as time goes by.

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  2. Lovely work, and you are being very creative... I must try that more! I love the lighthouse. Thanks for stopping by my blog.
    Jenni

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  3. Wonderful shots! I love the lighthouse one. The little girl is adorable and shows great motion.

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  4. love all your photos, the one of you dancing is just precious. wonderful processing too.

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  5. love the ocean shots great use of texture

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  6. love your little girl photo such movement in this frozen moment in time great photo. I also love lighthouse photos your's is wonderful

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  7. Your first shot and my first shot could have been taken at the same location! :)

    I hardly ever remember what I do on my edits as I don't write them down and I never save my ps files --too big!

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  8. I love these...the texture does lend itself so well. Great edits and thanks for the steps!

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  9. All photos are so nicely done. I don't know what it is about that third one, but it gave me goosebumps. Terrific!

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  10. oh so beautiful!! truly...

    thank you for sharing at TT....

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  11. I love the foggy oceanscapes. If I could be born again, I would be a seacoast dweller. For this life, it seems, I will stay stuck in the woods and mountains.

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  12. Beautiful shots...love your processing!

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  13. Lovely images...well done! Thanks for your sweet comments at my blog :)

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  14. All the photos are gorgeous, but the first one,especially, vibes with me. Thanks for posting how you created it. I was surprised to see a copper gradient...I might have to try that!

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  15. Splendid, these landscapes are almost like watercolors! Thanks for your visit and comment as well. I love seeing the beautiful work of Texture Tuesday. Cheers~

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  16. I really like what you did with the texture! I especially like the one in the lighthouse.

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  17. Hi, I'm very happy you commented my blog, otherwise I would've never found out yours! Your blog is really interesting and gives so many ideas to think about! it's a real pleasure to read your posts.

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  18. wow, love them! I should play with photoshop too!

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  19. Love these images!! The yesteryear does such amazing things to your ocean images! I have lots of photos of the ocean, and great memories tied to it as well! Beautiful work! :)

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  20. boy blogger has been a real pill - i can just now leave comments after a week...
    your photos grab me every week, but oh that lighthouse! i would so hang that on my wall!! love it!

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  21. your sentiments behind the making of your image ring so true and the image itself quite lovely~!

    :-)
    libbyQ

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  22. These pictures are gorgeous! The second photo of N. is amazing -truly stunning work!

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