Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Texture Tuesday


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Texture Tuesday is here again!  How do the weeks go by so quickly?  No big challenge this week just free and easy!  I don't usually do dark and brooding photos but the storms that rolled through last weekend were just that... I was able to spend time outside shooting the sky as the clouds rumbled through and the energy in the air changed.  The electricity was palpable.  In this photo I added many layers.  I also tweaked the levels to bring out the darker side of my image.  :)  I've used two layers of kkweathered one at multiply 72%, the next at multiply 74%  I used masks on both layers and removed some of the texture from the edge of the trees.  The next layer I chose was coolgrunge at 100% multiply (love that effect) and a final layer of silence on darker color 100%.  I like the dark edgy look of the final image.  This is quite a departure.  The original image is below.  

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Peace!

13 comments:

Bonnie said...

Could be on a book cover that begins, "...it was a dark and stormy night ...". Great work.

helena said...

stunning - makes me think of telling scary stories when camping as kids

Lydia said...

This is beautiful, Barbara! You've captured that feel of a warm, intensely charged nighttime thunderstorm.

Barbara said...

Thanks ladies! It was fun processing this photo and it certainly was a dark and stormy night.... sadly it's turned into a dark and stormy week with cloudy, rainy cold weather in these parts. Mother nature is so fickle!

Peace!

debsea said...

fantastic photo and editing...i love a good storm!

Linda Makiej said...

Beautiful texture work!! :)

Carletta said...

I never would have thought of texturing a sky shot - this is lovely!
Has a Van Gogh feeling to it. :)

Leah C said...

Such a lovely shot! Seems too serene for a stormy night:)

Cathy Spivey Mendola said...

I really LOVE the texture you added. Great phot made even better with the editing!

Simply Stated ~ Rebecca said...

I love this image ~ it reminds me of story illustrations. Nicely done :-)

Kathleen said...

Such a cool photo! It looks like it could illustrate a ghost story....

Jennifer@threedogsinagarden said...

Nice work! The textured image would make a great Wuthering Heights cover.

Marilyn said...

I love what you did with this.

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