Project Alicia : A Grey Day.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

A Grey Day.

This photo was snapped a few weeks ago on a nature walk with the kiddos. And although it was a bit of a grey day, I managed to find this gem tucked beneath another branch. To any onlooker it may appear to be just a dead plant taken by old man winter, but my camera managed to find her hidden essence and beauty. Amazing what we can see when we are open to the possibilities. Ironically enough I added Kim Klassen's "grey day" texture to it, then topped it with "silence".

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“No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.” -Hal Borland


This is the formula for today's image.
Layer 1- Background
Layer 2- Grey Day with soft light 100% opacity
Layer 3- Grey Day with overlay 12% opacity
Layer 4- Silence with multiply 75% opacity
Layer 5- Bumped down the hue/saturation
Layer 6- Watermark

If this post seems depressing make sure to stop back tomorrow. I've been on the hunt for signs of spring here in the midwest and I'm happy to report I have a few surprises to share.

I'm linking this post to Kim Klassen's Texture Tuesday. If you have not yet seen her work you must click on the link. She is ah-ma-zing!! I was lucky enough to take one of her classes. She is not only inspiring, but also a fabulous teacher. Her talent is one of a kind.

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40 comments:

  1. Really pretty...love it!

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  2. This is beautiful! Your processing works so well. And thanks for sharing the "recipe" :)

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  3. I LOVE that picture.
    Love the texture and the moodiness... and... your new header!

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  4. Okey it is a dead plant but I really love dead plants, you can see more clearly the shape and forms of them. I usually shoot them too but here is too wet and still some snow so can't shoot them yet. Dead plant colors are also very calming and like you did with some textures you can make them as a art work:) I love it.

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  5. Really amazing! I love finding something pretty with my camera that otherwise I would has missed.
    xxx

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  6. So beautiful! Lish, you need to open an Etsy shop to sell your photos!!

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  7. Wow, this looks very beautiful!

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  8. beautiful use of textures. very nice.

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  9. I remember when my boys were younger they would come in with the burrs attached to their clothes and they were hard to get off. You have elevated their status today. Lovely. V

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  10. I always enjoy reading your blog and in an awe for it, me just being a learner. I'm here to invite you for a small blog party on my blog...

    I hope you take part in my 'Friends Meetup Party' this Thursday on my blog, the perfect line. As host, I'll be looking forward to having you there :)

    Happy Tuesday Alicia!

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  11. beautiful! great emotion created by your image!

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  12. I love your use of texture on this, such a beautiful image.

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  13. Beautiful, yet simple image. Love the texture!

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  14. Beautiful ~ wonderful use of textures.

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  15. This is fabulous! The texture is amazing.

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  16. That is gorgeous - the texture makes this shot!

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  17. Not depressing at all...it's beautiful!!

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  18. Not depressing at all. Love the overall feel of the beauty it still offers.

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  19. Wow! That texture is really stunning!

    Tamar - linking through Community Global

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  20. oh my word!! this is truly... so good!! 'sigh'

    thank you sweet girl..... for all...

    thanks for joining the Texture Tuesday party.....xxo, kim

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  21. What a gorgeous image! The texture definitely makes this shot more interesting. Thanks for sharing it with us at Communal Global. =)

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  22. Beautiful!! I love the colors!!

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  23. I don't know anything about photography but it is a beautiful picture.

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  24. Gorgeous! I love your use of texture on this.

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  25. Lish, you are rocking these textures! Great photo!

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  26. Love the texture! Great quote too. Because I was starting to feel like we might be skipping spring around here. :)

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  27. Oh my....I hope that you blew this one up and printed it. It is gorgeous. It could be a painting! Happy Tues.
    Melaine/patchworkprints2u

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  28. Beautiful photo...I smiled when I saw you had added the texture layer "Gray Day"....that has been our weather here for months! Without a texture layer!

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  29. What a treasure you found on your gray day! I am so glad you shared it with all of us at Communal Global. Thank you so much : )

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  30. So beautiful, perfect textures to use! Love it.

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  31. this is beautiful- truly i love it!

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  32. Love this shot! The texture fits it perfectly!

    http://amyskaleidoscopeeyes.blogspot.com/

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  33. This is truly beautiful. The textures just make this great photo even better.

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  34. Ah.

    What a wonderful visit here.

    LIKE ALWAYS.

    The magic you do here: I am so very impressed and jealous at the same time.

    LOVE THIS BLOG, WOMAN.

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  35. Just absolutely fabulous-love your treatment.

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  36. Great combination of textures... suits the photo perfectly!

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  37. Your photo is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your formula too. I'm trying to get better at using textures so I love knowing what others are doing :)

    ~Tricia

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  38. Yes, indeed...a TRUE JEM. I love the "browntones" leftover from winter too. We don't have too many of them down here in SouthEast Texas tho.

    I found you on Kim K's website.
    Just starting to learn to play with textures.
    Rose

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