Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Tuesday's Offering































This past weekend was full of fun-starting with Thursday's Cinco de Mayo dinner. Then Saturday we went to a huge Kentucky Derby party at Arlington Park & I won some money! Then Mother's Day was simply delightful---I did absolutely NOTHING (once I got home from yoga class) but lounge around and let my husband wait on me. A very lazy day but enjoyable day! My intentions were to at least do some doodling in my sketchbook but I didn't. I did however, take some pictures of all the ducks, geese, birds and flowers in and around my house.
The cardinal above was sitting in the shrubs just outside my back door. I was able to take a few photos before my dog starting barking at him. The photo was layered with Kim Klassen's newest textures, Trust & Believe. Then I used a new brush that I have which is like a frame. I think I like it!

































Then I saw this little finch at the birdfeeder and I was able to get several shots of him. Again, the photo was layered with Kim's Trust & Believe and the brush frame was applied changing the color to white.



























Then I got carried away and took a very close-up shot of my orchids. Love the shot! Reminds me of a Georgia O'Keefe painting. I used only the 'Trust' texture on this one and I also used The Pioneer Woman's edge burn action.
On Mother's Day when I got home from my yoga class, my husband had picked daffodils and tulips from our yard and had them on the table along with a very nice brunch that he made! So of course, I had to get a close-up of one of the tulips. They are really huge this year. Actually, it's the first time the deer haven't eaten them. So I'm really happy to have tulips in my yard & also in the house.
























This tulip is red in real life but I de-saturated the photo before adding Kim's 'Trust'  & 'Believe' textures to it. Love how the stamen & pistols of the center just POP with the red de-saturated.
Below is the original version of the photo. Still a pretty cool shot of the center.


























I really, really want a macro lens for my camera! I love close-up shots, especially flowers.

That's all I have for today! I have taken a bazillion photos of the baby geese. There is one family where
there's only one baby goose that survived and he/she has gotten quite big. Then there's another family that has four goslings left. I think that may be the one I took photos of last week and there were 5 at the time. There's another family with only 2 babies. I haven't seen any baby ducks yet. I still need to do a drive-by and check on the swan eggs. Hopefully the will have hatched by the time I go back.
Will be posting photos of those soon I hope.
Until then....
Live your life creatively~
cathy
kimklassencafe

10 comments:

Bonnie said...

You do some beautiful work here! I'll just have to follow!!

Nancy said...

Nice applications to your bird and flower photos! Addictive, no? :)

Thanks for your nice comment on my blog today. I truly appreciate it!

Bee said...

Really great pictures! I especially love the first one. Such nice choices in your processing. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Dyche Designs said...

Great images, I especially love the orchid one.

Linda Makiej said...

Lovely texture work!!

Cathy Spivey Mendola said...

Thanks everyone! It is SO addictive! I have definitely been bitten by the photography/photoshop bug!

Rural Revival said...

A macro lens, a macro lens, my kingdom for a macro lens!

Love the orchid and cardinal shots, love them all actually, but those are my faves. : )

~Andrea~

Deanna said...

Wow, I love what you did with all of these photos. They look more like paintings than photos. Just beautiful.

Cathy Spivey Mendola said...

Thank you so much!

Amy said...

I really like the desaturated tulip photo. Very pretty!