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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Frosted and Textured Basil...

I took this photo back during our snow/ice event.   My poor basil plant is past dead, but it made for an interesting subject.


I am experimenting with layers and masks.  AUGH....   Ashley has a great tutorial this week and she inspires me to keep trying!    After playing around with the high pass filter and adding Pioneer Woman's define and sharpen action, I decided to add a Kim Klassen texture to finish it off.

Happy Friday and I hope you have an absolutely wonderful weekend!   We are supposed to have temps in the mid 60s and I feel a barn search/road trip coming on....   :)

xoxo,
SouthernSass

40 comments:

  1. We are supposed to have these temps as well and it will be so welcome! Great pics and I love the definition.

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  2. Really interesting photo; I'm always amazed when such simple things inspire great photos.

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  3. Mid 60s!!! I'm so jealous! We might actually get above freezing this weekend!

    Interesting shot. It's so artistic, it could be framed.

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  4. Love the textures!! I'm looking forward to the near 60 degree temps we're supposed to have, too!

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  5. WOW.. That looks like you had some fun playing with this shot.. It turned out so artistic looking to me.. Makes me want to stop by Ashleys blog and read up on how you did this..

    Can't wait to see if you find any Barns to photograph... Enjoy your weekend!!

    Hugs, Linda

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  6. I like the tones and textures in this image. And yay for warmer weather!

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  7. Poor basil...the road trip sounds like fun. I will be working to clean up windstorm damage to some big Douglas Firs and hemlocks. More firewood I am afraid.

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  8. love what you have done here, love those textures!

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  9. I love the picture. Hope you get to go see some barns. I think the old wood barn are the neatest thing! It is a shame that so many are going to ruin.

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  10. Cool photo! Yep, in the 60's this weekend here too... I feel the screen doors maybe being opened for just a bit? :c)

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  11. This turned out great...very creative. Keep learning.

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  12. Fascinating photo, SS.. you have become quite the pro!

    Enjoy your weekend of barn hunting :)
    Pam

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  13. Really cool photo. Love the texture!

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  14. The frosting and texture.....great! I, too, am learning about textures.

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  15. Hi Southern Sass, just stopped in from Artic View and appreciated the links in this post. I plan to cheak them and do lots of reading later this weekend (when I'm not at a PC in the community college). I have an older version of PhotoShop and need to educate myself more on layers, masks and similar things. Poor basil looks like it has really been frozen.

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  16. That's very arty :) Normally my dead basil plants look like mush so you did well to be able to define the edges like that on it. That texture of Kim's looks really nice with it.

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  17. Poor little basil plant! lovely editing though!

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  18. I love basil so much, the poor plants never have more than a few paltry leaves on them. And, I've never been able to over winter one. I haven't tried textures yet. I'm very slow when it comes to the technical stuff. This looks nice though. Good job.

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  19. really need those temps here great capture.

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  20. Would love to see the original shot side-by-side. Pretty post works, though. It could be a note card! Thanks for sharing.

    Lisa

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  21. Very cool, my friend!! My Johnny Jump ups look like mush, and I have not thought to shoot them...don't think so!! Have fun looking for barns!
    Hugs!
    Susan

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  22. Your right that did make for an interesting photo. I REALLY like it!

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  23. I really want to find the time to learn to use some textures...I am inspired by yours.

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  24. Gonna be balmy here today... 30s. Hahahaha!

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  25. I love all the textures in this shot!

    I'm not to the point yet where I'm experimenting with layers, but seeing others out there struggle a little (I'm assuming from your "AUGH....") and yet keep working on it is building up my courage. :D

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  26. This photo is exquisite the way you have worked on it!

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  27. I think it's super!
    AND
    I see a little heart shape in that bottom leaf.

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  28. poor basil...:( interesting shot...I like it!

    thanks for dropping by at my Macro Friday entry.

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  29. I think this is just fantastic!!
    Beautifully done!

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  30. It makes for an interesting subject. :) Where do you find plants like basil? I'm wanting to get some herbs. :)

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  31. Excellent work! I've gotta check out Pioneer Woman's blog...

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  32. i'm with you about taking that photo drive!!
    hope you find lots of interesting scenes.

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  33. We're finally getting some relief from the cold starting today! We may even be pushing 70 by Friday! Whoo hoo!

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  34. Wow you really turned that poor basil into a work of art!

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  35. Really gorgeous. That could be a greeting card!

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  36. Wow…this is my favorite photo of yours so far. I love all the wonderful detail and texture.

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