Last winter while driving along scenic Highway 12 in Utah from Capitol Reef National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park, I saw these frozen rosehips at the side of the road. I thought it might make a good pre-Christmas image.
Usually I only use one texture when I alter photos, two at the most. For this one, though, I tried using three textures and also played with blending modes I usually tend to avoid.
These are all Bonnie's textures.
"Soft Swirls", blending mode overlay at 75%
"Dear John Letter", blending mode difference at 33%
"Acrylic as Texture", blending mode color burn at 23%
Warming photo filter (LBA)
final levels adjustment
Most times I shy away from this kind of exaggerated color, but for this photo I wanted to achieve something like this and really had to step outside my comfort zone. In the end, I had a lot of fun and actually quite like the result.
I'm linking this to Bonnie's Photo Art Friday, one of my favorite photo challenges.