Friday, March 18, 2011

The Brenda Photo Challenge (3-19) before and after

It's another Brenda Photo Challenge and this one is before and after. This was posted at just the right time for me. I had just finished doing an edit to an old picture and I was getting ready to post it on my blog. Well then I read the theme for the challenge and knew that I had to hold off and save it.
I used a textured overlay on the photo. The texture was a freebie I got from Kim Klassen cafe. (at least I'm pretty sure that's the texture I used) Why oh why don't I ever write these things down?
So lets get on with the picture already shall we.
This is the original picture that I took last summer

And this is the after
I wish I could tell you exactly what I did here but again, I don't remember. I may or may not have adjusted the brightness and contrast. I can tell you that the texture was layered over the original picture and I most likely used the soft light blending mode. I tend to do a lot of playing around until I like the way it looks.

If all goes according to plan I will be spending most of my Saturday doing some much needed cleaning and hopefully working on a few projects I have started. I will get around to checking out all the other entries but probably not until Saturday night.
Check out the rest of the entries on the Brenda Photo Challenge. Just keep in mind that I post mine the night before so others may not have theirs up yet.

36 comments:

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

You are so good at taking a picture that looks perfect and making it even more special.

Donna said...

Oh Ann! This is Beautiful!!! I did the texture thing on the motorcycle last time but Now, I couldn't remember what I Did!!!Hahaaa... I need to start a recipe book!!
Love Love This!!!
Hughugs

BeadedTail said...

Both those photos are beautiful! I really do plan on working in my Photoshop when I have time to play around with it this summer.

Enjoy your Saturday and hopefully you spend more time of fun projects than cleaning!

Beebeebabs said...

Absolutely gorgeous tfs!!

Erika said...

I have been spring cleaning today. I think a garage sale is in the near future. And lots and lots of mopping.

Ginny said...

this is the most georgous photo I'v ever seen you post!!! I thought no matter what the second one was, it could not be better. But in it's own way, it is!!!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Ann, I love your before and after picture of that gorgeous rose. You are fairly new to my blog so you may not know that we grow roses (hubby that is)... We have over 50 different rose bushes in our yard... I get to enjoy them when he brings one inside for me most every day all spring/summer/fall....

Fabulous picture. Can't wait 'til we get some roses.
Hugs,
Betsy

Laura said...

this. is. gorgeous! so beautiful!

Donna said...

I like it better with the texture! Aren't those textures fun, fun, fun?! Lovely work, sweetie!

Grace said...

I do like the first photo...

Barbara said...

I love both the images - the texture is great though.

allotments4you said...

A great photo and a great edit Ann...I am intrigued as to how you managed to add all that texture and yet leave the raindrops so clear and pure...it does make it look great!

Dave said...

The rose is really lovely.

Ratty said...

You did a great job with this one. I've been experimenting with things like this too. Maybe I'll have an eye for it one day.

Duni said...

The original is amazing, however I LOVE how you edited the photo to become shabby chic!

Jen said...

That is SO cool! I love the look of the overlay (leave it to you, Ms. Awesome ;o)

FishHawk said...

Well, it is sure hard to smart-off something about a beautiful picture like that. Yeah, I know Duke is really disappointed in me right now, and it probably won't be the last time, neither. Sigh.

Russ aka Grampy said...

They are both great. I am not sure which one I like the best.

Anna said...

Dear Ann,
Pretty pictures! Both the 'before' and the 'after'!
Thanks so much for visiting and commenting on my Saturday Centus post.
I am in the middle of looking for a new home and am planning packing & moving. Whew! My blogging will suffer for a time, I'm afraid to say.
Best wishes & hugs,
Anna

Tanyia said...

Ann, that is a really beautiful picture. I love the texture over it!

Donna said...

Thanks for your kind comments on my pics. The Topaz plug-in program I used for the Grand Canyon picture is Adjust. I also have their Simply program and used it on the painterly version for the woodpecker. Please do the free trial sometime!

Aaron Lindsey said...

Very nice! Looks more like a work of art than a photograph!

Sandra said...

both ways it is beautiful, you did good girl. when i do something in photo shop, i forget what i did and my friend said you can save it and then use it again, just click on it and you don't have to remember, and i said Yes but HOW.. still don't know and never will.

Catherine said...

This photo looks terrific Ann!

Happy Saturday!
xo Catherine

Lori Lindsey said...

love love love this texture. I've been trying to find it all over the place. The pictures are beautiful. Much talent!

Crafty Sue said...

I like both pictures, well done!
Sue.

THE OLD GEEZER said...

Both look great. :-)

Take care and try not to over work yourself cleaning your house :-)

~Ron
*******

Philippa said...

Great work, Ann! I can never remember what I've done in Photoshop either!

Sandee said...

Well whatever you did it's great. As always.

I've been meaning to tell you that I love your new header.

Have a terrific weekend. My best to Duke. :)

Doris Sturm said...

I can't decide which I like better - the first one has a really fresh appearance while the second (after) photo looks sort of melancholy or antiqued in a way - I like them both, but I suppose it depends what you use it for. I just love the dew drops on that rose. Nice job!

Have a good Saturday!

I'm done planting outside because it's got so hot already and that always makes me cranky - I actually may have to turn on the AC today...(sigh!) I'm not ready for the heat....

Alan said...

Wow, that looks really good! It looks like a water colour painting now.

Brenda said...

I love how adding the texture gave the photo a vintage look. Very appealing!

Lin said...

After my PSE class, I'm wanna be JUST like you, Ann. :) You do cool stuff with your program.

Ann said...

Thanks everyone for your wonderful comments. Yet again here I am trying to play catch up.

Jeanette said...

Very nice shot and great photo shopping skills!

Ann said...

Jeanette, thank you. I have fun playing a lot

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