Tuesday, December 9, 2014

The Last One Standing

Most of my lavender is gone - but this one is still standing! Standing up to winter, rain, winds, digging squirrels. Quite amazing.


Here's the recipe:
layered original photo with kk_bestill in linear burn at 47%;
levels adjustment on the texture only;
added the quote;
layered with kk-hughes in soft light at 100%;
levels adjustment on the texture only.

I'm linking up to Texture Tuesday. Do you want to see more great texture work? Just hop over to Kim's blog!




25 comments:

Amy Burzese said...

Lovely!

Bethany Carson said...

Lavender is one of my favorite flowers! Very nice shot!

Britta said...

Wounderful work! I like the texture!
Hugs from Hamburg
Britta

Knipsa Passtscho said...

Das sieht toll aus, gefällt mir :)
Lavendel mag ich sowieso.
Ich fange auch gerade an, mit Bildern und Texturen zu spielen :))

Liebe Grüße
【ツ】Knipsa

Odd Moon Designs said...

So pretty! Lovely texture work too!

Donna Hopkins said...

Lavender is one of my very favorite scents - pure and clean. Your picture of the last lavender spike is perfect! The green background, richly textured, really sets off the lavender, so sharply focused. Beautiful quote and lovely sentiment - appreciation for the last of the season.

Michelle B said...

Lavender is so beautiful in each phase of it's life. You captured this one wonderfully, love the texture work.

Dotti said...

Gosh! I can't believe you've still got lavender. It's beautiful. I love lavender and we've tried but failed to grow it many times in our garden. Very pretty editing and photo.

Elephant's Child said...

Brave little plume...
And I love your texture work as well.

Miss Val's Creations said...

Gorgeous texture!

Evelyn S. said...

It's such a lovely composition...beautifully textured just the way I like! I have used this quote as a theme for awhile, particularly as the landscape becomes rather dreary.

gina said...

Lovely work, Carola. Lavender is one of my favorites, and this plant is so sweet.

La Vie Quotidienne said...

this effect is wonderful!

Felicia said...

I love it Carola. so beautiful.

Susan W said...

So lovely, how nice it must be to still have blossoms.

Karen S. said...

Absolutely stunning!

Magdalena said...

Einfach wunderbar, ein Kunstwerk. Hab eine gute Zeit vor Weihnachten.
Magdalena

Kia said...

This is just gorgeous, Carola! :) The only thing in blooms here in Scotland were roses, but after today's sleet and now the frost, I think they will all die... thanks for sharing this beauty! :)

Marilyn said...

Wow, this is a lovely textured image.

EarlK said...

Beautiful. Wonderful colors. The background coloring really is wonderful for the lavender.

Magic Love Crow said...

Love the quote, love the photo! Hugs ;o)

Kasia said...

Great picture!

Phil Slade said...

The quote works well with the picture. For someone who clicks a few Photoshop buttons it's hard to follow your technical info Carola but I'm trying - honest.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How lovely...and you know I love lavender! Happy holidays, Diane

Vagabonde said...

The quote is perfect for this « brin de lavande.” I don’t understand the recipe though, too technical.