Friday, March 13, 2015

Dark Mood


This year I've signed up for Kim Klassen's Be Still 52 and of course, I'm already a few weeks behind. But no worries - I love how Kim always tells us to do this class on our own pace, that it is more important to quiet down the noise and get still than to hasten and get all the shots in we want. That's my style!

In one of the lessons she introduced a new preset for Lightroom called kk_darkmood. She had a short video how to tweak the photo while using this preset. I liked what I saw and tried it myself on a few of my images.


What can I say? I love it. I'm pretty sure this is going to be one of my favorite presets. When I work with textures, I have my go-to textures, and I guess this will be a go-to preset.

This is my Friday Find for this week - I know it will stay with me.


All the images are processed with kk_darkmood.

22 comments:

Linda Kay said...

Very artistic photos. Thanks for sharing.

Lotta said...

wow I love that preset. Must check if I have it downloaded from her freebies

Lisa Comperry said...

So pretty! I am also in the Be Still 52 class and am behind..I have barely started, lol..

Bethany Carson said...

Love your photos! That photography class sounds worthwhile!

Erica Sta said...

.... Komme von Friday Finds. Das erste Bild gefällt mir am besten :)

Mit sonnigen Grüßen, Heidrun

Kim Klassen said...

these images are truly so lovely.... beautiful my friend....

happy weekend... xo, Kim

Karen S. said...

Your love for this shows, in your lovely captures.

Cheri said...

Well done! I haven't yet figured out how to load the presets much less play with them. There are simply not enough hours in the day!

Monika + Bente said...

Wunderbar - ganz besonders liebe ich die Mohnkapseln.
Liebe Grüße - Monika

Knipsa Passtscho said...

Ich möchte auch Mohnkapseln haben :)
Aber hier in der Gegend hat keiner welche :(
Deine Fotos sind wunderschön geworden :))
Wünsche Dir ein tolles Wochenende
【ツ】Knipsa

Michelle B said...

Lovely images! The darkmood preset is just the right touch on your images. Your second image is my favorite, I love the composition.

Elephant's Child said...

Wow.
I am completely out of my depth here, never having played with textures or having even heard of pre-sets.
Love what you have done here though.

GlorV1 said...

You are very good at your artistry. Awesome photos.

Barb said...

Those poppy seed casings are wonderful, Carola! I like that texture a lot.

Sarah Huizenga said...

I love that one too. I was in the first Be Still class and you don't even want to know how far beyond I am in that.

KB Bear said...

I absolutely love these photos. I just went to visit the Be Still 52 course... and darn it, I don't have a good enough internet connection to watch video lessons... :( It's one of the only downsides to living remotely.

Maria Ontiveros said...

I love that first photo. There's something special about seed pods, I think.
Rinda

Nina said...

I love the light playing on the beautiful textures (the clay, the wood, the organic ...) and the light and airy feeling, you create!

John's Island said...

Hi Carola, Your work is wonderful! I've been blogging now for about 5 years and have found a lot of blogs to follow ... yours is certainly one of the most creative and interesting! Thanks for the link to Be Still 52. I am going to check that out. The concept of "quieting down the noise" is so appealing. Thanks for sharing and have a fine weekend. John

EG CameraGirl said...

Darkmood works really well with these photos!

Friko said...

Both pictures are very beautiful.
My first choice are cereal ears.

Roxi Hardegree said...

So beautiful! I get behind and sometimes just skip the homework and do what I'm in the mood for...