Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Texture Tuesday



The Old Rose Bush

It was planted with love by someone who 
lived on this old farm many years ago.

They had dreams of seeing it grow and
flourish and thrive.

Maybe they had dreams of sweet
scented bouquets
placed around the farm cottage.

Perhaps they envisioned the beautiful
blossoms climbing up
the side of a trellis as it was
planted next to the porch.

We'll never know the story of this old rose
but I feel it is our duty...
a privilege... 
to continue to care for 
and nurture this beautiful rose
so that those who follow in the years
to come will enjoy her beauty
as much as we do.

It's TEXTURE TUESDAY once 
again and I am joining
with 

over at the Cafe

Kim Klassen Café


Here is the photo I used for the texture
today.

Our photo had to be centered around 
 the prompt/theme 'STORY'.

I used Kim's Simplicity texture
once at 100% 
then again at 29%
after turning the saturation down -56%
and lightness to +5

Here are the two photo's again a 
little closer together.
I wish I could figure out how
to do the 'mouse over'.



If you love photography 
and would love to try and learn
to be creative with your photo's
but you're not sure what to do....
please visit Kim's web site...you'll be
glad you did. 

Believe me...if I can do it...so can you!

Kim will start you off with the basics 
with easy to follow tutorials
plus she offers classes that will take your
plain old photo's to wonderful works of art.

I warn you though...it's addictive!

I hope you'll stop by and see what other
Bloggers just like you have created 
with Kim's textures.

Have a great week!







19 comments:

Muffy's Marks said...

Thanks for the tip, I will visit her site right now, as I am interested in working with my photos. Especially now that Picnik is going away

Muffy's Marks said...

Thanks for the tip, I will visit her site right now, as I am interested in working with my photos. Especially now that Picnik is going away

Kathryn Dyche Dechairo said...

Beautiful.

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

Cool!

Jo (Pieceful Afternoon) said...

I love the changes to the flowers - what a fun hobby - and wonderful photos.

Pondside said...

Beautiful, Maura. I'll have to take some time to learn more about things like texture. Thanks for directing me to Kim's for the lessons.

Liesl said...

Wow,Maura,a work of art for sure! Just beautiful and love the fact that you feel to take such good care of that rose bush...in memory of someone unknown...

❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁ said...

Maura,
Oh. My. Goodness. Your rose photo is absolutely stunning! It looks like a painting. It would be so beautiful to have printed on canvas and then framed. I don't know how, but surely there has to be a way.
And your story is so true. I would like to think that the one who planted it and left it behind, had hopes that the new owner would love and care for it in the same manner...as you are doing now.

Amy said...

I will have to take a peek at Kim´s website. I´ve always wanted to learn to use textures on my photos but have been afraid it´s way too technical for me and just admire the work of those who have managed to figure it out- like yours...gorgeous photo!
Thanks for the tip about Kim- will go there now :-)
Have a great evening!!

injoyinmylife said...

I love your lilac lane! Your flowers are simply gorgeous. The rose is exquisite. I wonder too who must have planted them. Lovely post.

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

Very pretty soft texture Maura and the sentiments you express in your post make me happy for the flowers and the people before :) Hope your weather is treating you better than ours!

Robin said...

Beautiful photo. Even more so with the textures you applied.

Kiki said...

Dear Maura I have a gift for you on my blog! I wait you! :-) Love,Kiki

flutietootie said...

Very nice flowers. I love the colors.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I love it! Great story and the pics are very pretty-Happy Weekend:@)

Betsy said...

I love to see that things that creative bloggers do with their photos. This is so soft and pretty.

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Wow ! I am blown away with how beautiful this can be .. and YES !
I love photography so I want to learn more and more with what I can do. I am going to try and find Kim's blog. Thank you for the information and that rose is gorgeous !
Joy

Scufty said...

What a fantastic blog! I love the way your heart shows when you talk about keeping the rose for the person who planted it - that's so you! And the texturing is such a cool feature. I will try to get there and check it out one of these days soon. Until then, I'll enjoy yours! Thanks...love and miss you...Scufty XOXOXOXO

Sivinden said...

A beautiful rose. Love your texture work!

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