Monday, December 9, 2013

Melancholy

Just a short post today for Kim Klassen's Texture Tuesday.



I used to call this image "wooden snake" after I had discovered this branch with the icicle many years ago close to my home in Germany. Now with all the textures that are available, I can finally play with it. And since we are having a cold spell here (yes, even California can get pretty cold - after all, I'm not living in Palm Springs) I though a photo with a nice icicle was appropriate.

I layered the photo (an original slide that I scanned and then kept in Lightroom) with Kim's texture "kk_coolgrunge" and blended it in soft light at 100%. Then I added the text - that's it, that's all!





12 comments:

Orsolina said...

"wooden snake": echt stark. Tolles Foto.

LG Biggi

aspiritofsimplicity said...

it almost looked like a hand at first. Nice image

Becs said...

Love the simplicity of this and great quote.

Our photos said...

Separate photo!

Elephant's Child said...

Gorgeous. And symbolically very melancholy indeed.

bailey-road.com said...

Lovely.

Prairie Jill said...

Yes, it does look like a snake! I like the way you processed it.

Katarina said...

Perfect! Both the image, the processing and the quote!

Mona's Picturesque said...

What a picture! Really has feeling in it :) Have a lovely Wednesday!

Angie said...

Wow! It DOES look like a snake and I love the quote. I live in California too - and people often mistake it for a place of "year long tropical weather." It's not, not even here in San Diego. Though, we don't have any icicles. Yet... ;)

Beautiful photograph!

Magic Love Crow said...

It does look like a snake, but to me, I find this picture very peaceful and calming ;o)

KB Bear said...

That's beautiful. Melancholy is the perfect title.