A little bit of texture

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The lovely Leaca posted an awesome tutorial on textures the other day and I’ve been meaning to learn how to use them so THANK YOU LEACA!!!  For those who don’t know, texture is basically a photo of something with texture (duh) like concrete or wood which you pull over the top of your photo to give it, well, texture (you can see why I’m not a technical writer!). Check out some of Leaca’s skills here, here, and here.

This photo was fun to create…I was going to wear a long white dress for it but then chickened out since this scene is in the middle of a busy park. I got pretty funny looks anyway carrying my tripod, camera and a red balloon down to the little marsh…oh yes, a marsh…I didn’t realize that fact until I stepped into it and sunk 4 inches into the water. Maybe I’ll give it another go when there is some snow…and nobody is around.

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  1. #1 by Leaca on October 18, 2008 - 5:43 pm

    thanks! perfect use of texture here. it made the trees come alive.

  2. #2 by Jody on October 18, 2008 - 7:17 pm

    Gorgeous! Great use of texture. It’s just perfect. =)

  3. #3 by Christina on October 18, 2008 - 9:07 pm

    Oh yes, nice textures! Playing with textures is fun!

  4. #4 by kristen on October 19, 2008 - 3:46 pm

    i’ve been meaning to ask you on flickr, but then decided to ask here since you’re talking textures.

    i think you said you use lightroom…are you using this without photo shop or in addition to?

  5. #5 by MGF on October 19, 2008 - 4:51 pm

    It has such a Halloween feel.

  6. #6 by ELK on October 20, 2008 - 4:57 am

    glad you did not have the dress on as the mud appeared the things we do for art ~great shot!

  7. #7 by killlashandra on October 20, 2008 - 9:03 am

    I’m going to check out the tutorial! I love the red balloon shot and the desolation you manage to capture in the images. Really nice.

  8. #8 by Jonni on November 6, 2008 - 11:11 pm

    This is really great and interesting. How do you do such an amazing job of lining yourself up so well for each shot? The red is great with the starkness. I really love the way a lot of photographers are putting furniture out in the woods too.

    Hugs,
    Jonni

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