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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Daily Photo ~ Texture Tuesday ~ 7-27-11

Experimentation with Texture and Adjustments

 For a long time, I have been wanting to learn how to shoot still life photos against a white background. Yesterday I finally found an old and heavy wooden box with oval openings on the sides for gripping at our local “antique” mall ($8.00). From there I went straight to Wally World, picked up a can of white paint for $3.00,  two 50 cent foam brushes, drove home, and gave the box a single coat. Now the fun has begins.

Our prompt from Kim this week was “DREAM.” Well, it has been my dream for ages to learn how to use textures to enhance my pictures. I have taken two of Kim’s classes, have her recipe book, subscribed to her kitchen, but I am still struggling with the technique. For this shot I used her “frosted” texture in conjunction with the CoffeeShop Vintage Frame. 
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“Action and reaction, ebb and flow, trial and error, change - this is the rhythm of living. Out of our over-confidence, fear; out of our fear, clearer vision, fresh hope; 
And out of hope, progress.” 
~Bruce Barton (August 1886-July 1967)


This post is linked with Kim Klassen’s Texture Tusdays.

17 comments:

  1. Love the effect you have created here. Thanks for commenting on my recent post - it allowed me to come and discover YOU! :)

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  2. This came out very well, Genie. Maybe try one with a shorter vase next time, to bring the flowers a little closer to the butterfly... :-)

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  3. You did great! It's beautiful!

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  4. it looks great to me, I love the frame, the textures & the subjects! =)

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  5. btw, I love your 'days & hours til autumn' deal in your sidebar... I can't wait for this HEAT to be over!

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  6. Kim's textures look great on your photo! Well done ♥

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  7. I like the look of this Genie! Your effort paid off. :)

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  8. That looks very nice to me. I'm intrigued all the sudden.

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  9. Fantastic photo. Most of my art is quite large. I painted one wall in our guest room a flat white. That's where I hang the quilts for my photo shoots. I've been thinking about making a light box for smaller things and your post has inspired me to do so - thank you!

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  10. I usually use a little table covered with a white drape against an ivory wall to shoot these kinds of photos. I never thought of a light box. I'll have to come up with something.

    I definitely think you will enjoy textures, Genie. I have to say, it can be time consuming if you are a perfectionist. I love how your photo turned out. Great job. :)

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  11. I like the simple composition and the colors works well with the subject.

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  12. The British has a TV program where people bring their antiques ti be sold, you can bring your picture and hear about it's history.

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  13. Ooooh, this is really nice! Mickie :)

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