Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Side tracked

Believe it or not I've been working on putting together home made Christmas gifts. I made a promise to myself last year that I wasn't going to stress over the spending thing and I was going to give more gifts that I made myself. I'm just sick of the whole associating Christmas with a dollar sign thing. I've been bringing home empty frosting containers from work and I'm decorating them to use as candy/treat holders. I want to do at least a couple that have a Christmas theme to them as well as some that are more all occasion. I was searching through last years Christmas pictures to see what I had that I could use and I ended up getting side tracked when I saw this picture.

I've posted this or something like it before when I was talking about playing with light when taking pictures. I decided to open this one up in photoshop elements and play around with it. I duplicated it, rotated the duplicate layer then played with different blending modes. I like the way it came out.


This is the same one just inverted


Finally I took the first one and layered on a picture of the side of a steel building then experimented with different blending modes again. So what do you think?
I think I'm going to head over to No mama drama edits and make this a new challenge. Want to join me there?

10 comments:

Angel said...

Those are some really neat looking. I especially like the 2nd one.
Making Chritmas gifts is the way to go if you have the time. I'm knitting everyone scarfs this year.
Hope you are having a wonderful week!
Take care:)

Ratty said...

Your pictures are great! It looks like there is the image of a person in the middle of the pictures.

Shinade aka Jackie said...

I recognize the kaleidoscope filter. I love the final result!! Some times playing turns out some of the best images!! This one is really very very nice!!:-)

PJ said...

i love what you have done! very colorful, very abstract, very pretty.

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vange said...

I think they would make fantastic wrapping paper, wallpaper or even fabric.

BunnyKissd said...

Very cool! And I am glad you noticed the wind chimes... ^-^ They are subtle!

Ann said...

Thanks Angel. yep hand made as much as I can, should get busy instead of being on the darn computer all the time...lol

Ratty, wow, I didn't even notice that, but you are right

Actually Jackie I didn't use any filters, just rotated the picture and changed blending modes

thanks PJ

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Vange, I agree completely and thanks, I can just see a dress made out of this.

Bunny, thanks, and I really do love your wind chimes.

Miawa said...

It's beautiful, I love pictures of light, I did some myself a month ago but didn't think to do something like that. Hmmm, I may have to go back and play some. Thanks

Ann said...

your welcome miawa

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