Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Black and White with Splashes of Red

This week's theme at Kim Klassen's Texture Tuesday is Black & White. 

I water my flower beds twice a week, and one day I noticed the way the water looked against the sun while it was shooting out of the sprinkler. Of course I took several pictures, and I thought that it might be interesting to convert one of them to black & white.

However, I decided to leave a few red splashes - the poppies.

After that I processed the image further with one of Kim's textures, kk_scriptededges. 

Here's my entire process:
1. Converted the image to black & white.
2. Using a mask, I brought back the color of some red poppies.
3. With a hue/saturation adjustment I let the red color pop even more.
4. Applied texture in blending mode soft light at 100%.


Barbara said...

A touch of color, so lovely!

Ann said...

Stunning photo, I have tried to grow Poppies several times but not so much luck at it.

Elephant's Child said...

Wow. And wow again.

Kay L. Davies said...

Every time I see one of your specially-treated photos, I find myself wishing I could do the same thing.
Then I remember I don't have time for all the things I'm already trying to do.
So, I won't take on a new project like this. I'll just enjoy your work. This is wonderful, with the red flowers.

gina said...

Beautifully done! I love the water effect and the pops of red.

Anonymous said...

Herrlich wie die Wasserstrahlen mit den Monhblüten
spielen solch eine Stimmung kann nur ein S&W Foto
Liebe Grüße Patricia

windrock studio said...

~ love this ~

Magic Love Crow said...

So cool! I love this photo!! Very dramatic and beautiful!

Maria Ontiveros said...

This is so cool!