Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Room to Breathe

After I have finished my online photography class I finally could start Kim Klassen's Be Still 52. I like her idea of becoming still, taking a moment to slow down and just stop, - and breathe. This is my image for it:


I first processed it in Lightroom, but only minimally - I cropped it and played with the exposure a bit, but that was about it. The result I got pleased me, and that is my "official" photo for the class, that I shared on Flickr. For Texture Tuesday I added a texture in PSE - "kk_tuesday" that I layered in blending mode Linear Burn at 42% which is something new for me, since I almost always use Soft Light. However, I have decided to become a little more adventurous and play with more and other blending modes. This is the first result.

Of course I'm linking up to Kim's Texture Tuesday - how could I not?


18 comments:

Jeanne said...

Beautiful shot carola! I thought you had to start that class at the begiinning of the year. It looks like an inspiring course. Maybe I can revisit that! Love your shot!

EG CameraGirl said...

Very nice, Carola, and in spite of the fact that you used red, I do find this photo calming.

Miss Val's Creations said...

Beautiful work. The result is such a tranquil image. It sounds like this class can be quite helpful in well being.

Linda Kay said...

This is definitely a relaxing point of view, Carola. Very pretty candle holder on the red and white cloth.

Elephant's Child said...

Loving that shot - and all those poppies 'in waiting'. An explosion of colour to come.

Dotti said...

Yes. Very pretty. I do like this. And so often I think the less we edit the better the photos are. This has just the right amount of tweaking.

EarlK said...

Beaiutoiful lantern. Love the way the dried poppy seeds go at right angle to the stripes of the cloth. Nicely done.

Marilyn said...

Your adventurous spirit paid off. This is wonderful. And I love the top down angle too.

Felicia said...

beautiful.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Love the seed pods and the way my eye is drawn ti the candle. Rinda

Knipsa Passtscho said...

Das sieht sehr schön aus Carola :)
Und ich beneide Dich um die Mohnkapseln, die suche ich noch für ein Shooting am Strand :))
Wünsche Dir einen tollen Tag
【ツ】Knipsa

Michelle B said...

Great color. I do think you picked the right blending mode. Beautiful!

John's Island said...

Very nice work ... I think it's the next best thing to being there!

Magic Love Crow said...

Very pretty, warm, feeling ;o)

GlorV1 said...

Hi Carola. Love your photo shots. This shot is very nice. I'm there.:)

Bethany Carson said...

Very nice capture!

elizabeth said...

A beautiful peaceful photo!

Nancy said...

Beautiful shot and I love the top down approach...and indeed it is peaceful...