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{Orange eDition} of Texture Tuesday

Both of today's photos were taken back in May while I was in Grand Cayman at the Queen Elizabeth Botanic Garden.
Above photo was layered with Kim Klassen's 'cracker jack' texture x 3 (color burn 63%, hue 67% & linear burn 68%). then I layered Kim's 'canvas magic' texture @ screen 35%.

The photo to the left was layered with Kim's 'canvas magic' texture @color burn 27%, then Kim's 'cracker jack' texture @ darker color 100%, then again @ multiply 67%. Then I added Pixel Dust Photo Art's 'fleeting memory' texture @ luminosity 26%.

Orange you going to come play along with us at Texture Tuesday?
Have a great week.


Kathleen said…
I love your orange leaves and flowers -- I think that orange must be my favorite color because I have such a visceral reaction to today's challenge. Were the flowers originally orange or did you alter them in photoshop? I've never seen anything like them... but then I don't often get down to the Cayman Islands :>} Beautiful images!!
sallyt said…
Both of these are fabulous. I'm in love with the leaves. Great work with the textures.
btw, Love the music on your blog
Thanks everyone! The leaves/flowers were originally orange. No alteration in the color except to bump up the saturation a bit.
Ali said…
super lovely.. both of them and have to add that your companion Rocky looks super adorable!!! :)
Both of these images are looking very fall-ish, Cathy. Beautiful! :)
Great blog ~ very creative and colorful ~!namaste, Carol (A Creative Harbor) visiting from Art Blog Hop ~ ^_^
Pat Mark said…
Great orange entries in TT. I love them both.
Thanks so much everyone!
geetlee said…
I love the first one. The texture goes fabulously with the photograph :)
well blow me down with a feather! it never occurred to me to apply the same texture twice!! d'uh
Henrietta said…
This was great challenge cause orange is just my favorite color so it is so pleasure to watch all these wonderful shots like this. Beautiful work.
Have a great weekend
Veronica said…
thanks for joining and visiting! love your creativity on your site.
Evelyn S. said…
Oh, how glorious your photos are!!
Amy said…
Love the first one, it's just gorgeous!
Relyn said…
I wanted to thank you for stopping by my blog a while back. I am so sorry it has taken me so long to return the favor, but I am so glad that I finally did. What a lot of talent you have. Thank you for the inspiration. It's so nice to make a new friend.

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