Sunday, February 12, 2012

Dew Drops on Smoketree


One morning I looked at the smoketree at my frontdoor and saw all these beautiful dew drops on it - of course I had to take a picture. And of course I had to add some texture!

Here's the "recipe":
- Levels adjustment
- Bonnie's texture "artist's easel" in blending mode color burn at 47% opacity
- copied it in blending mode soft light at 47% opacity
- some adjustment in hue/saturation and brightness
- Bonnie's texture "goodness" in blending mode vivid light in 55% opacity
- and a final levels adjustment

I love how the drops stand out and almost glow.

I'm linking this to Photo Art Friday - really really late this time (I missed it last week...)
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16 comments:

Bonnie said...

Oh yes - beautiful editing where you have kept the clarity, light and glow of the drops and added interest with the background. Love it. Thanks for sharing with Photo Art Friday Carola.

alexa said...

Super photo ... your 'recipe' has only enhanced it.

Michele said...

Gorgeous!! On the way out to the beach this morning, bushes just like this were on the side of the road covered in little drops of rain water. Crazy to come here and see the same....

Jeanne said...

Looks lovely! and I agree, once you start, you cant stop....

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Amazing photo! You are such a pro at using all of the editing devices but of course the photos that you start with are so good.

Kay L. Davies said...

Gorgeous photo, Carola.
I remember smoke trees from my parents' place in Baja. Mom used to use them for Christmas trees before she took a little artificial one down there.
K

Terrie said...

Great processing - those drops look like jewels! Thanks for the visit - I continue to enjoy what you're up to though I may not comment every day!

Maria Ontiveros said...

I'm not sure which is more lovely - the photograph or the title of the post.
Rinda

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful composition.

Regards and best wishes

Ginnie said...

One word: GORGEOUS.

Chantal said...

I love dew!

foxysue said...

Fab,

Sue x

Lynn said...

Your photography is excellent even without all that "gobbly goop"! (That just means it's something I don't understand and don't want to take the time right now to learn!)
Awesome shot.

Marilyn said...

Yes, it's the almost iridescent glow of the drops that makes this so spectacular.

kareninkenai said...

Carola - this is really just gorgeous... thanks so much for posting and sharing. Karen

Cynthia Schelzig said...

What a shot!! The first word out of my mouth was...WOW!!