Monday, October 24, 2011

Sunrise with Jackson

I get up early every morning to let Jackson out, and sometimes my breath is caught by the beauty of the sky.... So, my submission for Texture Tuesday this week is a photo I took of the sunrise this morning.  (I posted a similar photo here).  Hard to improve on the original, I must say! Hold your mouse over the image to see the version without textures.  Hannah of Honi-Soit was kind enough to guide me through the process.  I couldn't get it to work at all week, but it seems to be working fine this time.  Thanks again, Hannah, for taking the time to give me a hand with this!
Processed with Kim Klassen's "Serendipity" (color burn @50%) and "Yesteryear" (color burn @40%)

I started playing around with the blending modes, and I really like how this version reminds me of a nighttime seascape:
"Serendipity" (color burn @50%) and "Yesteryear" (difference @100%)
Gratuitous Jackson pic
I am looking forward to some photo ops later this fall -- and I'm especially thrilled because my husband has decided he wants to get back into photography, too.  We are taking a class from Digital Photo Academy at Grand Central Station next month, among other things.

But for now I've been immersed in my quilting, and it is wonderful to be back at the sewing machine.  I also attended a wonderful workshop in NYC on art journaling techniques with Julie Fei-Fan Balzer and Nathalie Kalbach, and started another online course on text and collage with Jane Davies....not to mention that I am heading off to Houston for Quilt Festival in a week or so!  I will have to remember to take a few breaths here and there.


22 comments:

johanna said...

i especially like the "nighttime seascape" - the effect of the blending mode "difference" is really spectacular!

A Garden of Threads said...

You are very busy, we have similar hobbies, quilting and photography. Awesome photos.

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

I love your use of textures. The colors in the first shot are gorgeous. I also love the blues in the nighttime seascape. That would look wonderful on canvas.

Sherri B. said...

Both images are beautiful, but the "nighttime" one is especially striking! I love the effect.

Kathryn Dyche Dechairo said...

Love the seascape looking image, beautiful. You sound crazy busy, but having fun. :0)

Teresa said...

Kathleen I love what you've done with the textures . . . .it's lovely you've enhanced not overwhelmed the original beauty of the shot. The second treatment gives such a dreamy ethereal look . . . magnificent. Happy Tuesday, Teresa x

Kia said...

Fabulous images, Kathleen! Love the first one, so warm and pretty! And the second is a bit eerie, so cool. Jackson is adorable, btw!
Have fun with your hubby and the Digital Photo course. I'd love to take one with my hubby too, but we didn't find anything interesting close to home.
Happy day! :)

Susan said...

Wow!! What awesome pictures. Loved the sunset.

Hope you have a blessed day♥

Leah C said...

So serene!

Rosie said...

I too love the colour burn!! I really like your spooky second edit too though - eerie...
Jackson is a cutie for a big dog! Oh and how I envy you taking a class with Julie FFB! =)

Angie said...

WOW, Kathleen! What a gorgeous sky. And your exceptional use of textures here make your image all the more glorious. Simply lovely. And I just love Jackson! :)

Sivinden said...

Wonderful photos and great texture work!

Aggie Fegan said...

Hello from Texture Tuesday...I love both of the photos but particularly the one with the blues! I don't think I've tried the "difference" setting... My sister is an avid quilter also and I am jealous of that talent lol; but I have also been the recipient of a few of her quilts :)

Pat Mark said...

You are a busy lady. It is nice to share your hobby with your husband. These are all great.

Pat said...

You're totally correct - before, after and in between - this is one great photo!

Sharon said...

Beautiful colors and textures! And I also love the photo of Jackson!

PrairieJill said...

They're both great, but I love that second one. It looks wintery (wintry?!) to me.
PS I'm so envious you got to do a workshop with Julie Fei-Fan Balzer!! I'm going to do one of her online workshops, but it would be much more fun in person.

A Box of Chocolates said...

both are great but there is something about the white tree it's really eerie i love them

Karen Dorcas, Artist said...

Lovely photos and texture work.

hannah said...

Stole your sunrise idea - hope you'll forgive me:-) Just switched the bright and the tame around. Come take a look.

Kara said...

Gorgeous pictures - and Jackson is adorable!

Pat said...

A beautiful sunrise! I like the second edit too - it's a whole different picture! Jackson is adorable.