Sunday, March 03, 2013

Beyond Layers Day 92 : My Take Winter

This week, Kim gave us another one of her pics to work up as we liked.  This is my version.

Photo Processing Layer by Layer :
Layer 1 : Kim's Background Image "Winter"
Layer 2 : Cropped to focus on the foreground and the patch of golden hour sun
Layer 3 : Coffee Shop Blog's Velvet Peach Action  Normal Blend Mode  53% opacity
Layer 4 : Kim Klassen's Warm Sun Texture - Linear Burn 32%
Layer 5 : Text for quote - Rough Typewriter Font (just because it has a Walden Pond feel to it).
Shawn Mullins is one of my favorite singer-songwriters.  He's a great storyteller, with a lot of memorable lines.  I was thinking about the golden hour sunlight being a reminder of that simple state of grace.

I played around with trying to highlight/lighten/frost an oval behind the words, but I don't think I have that technique figured out yet.  Or I didn't take sufficient notes to do it myself ...  Maybe I'll have to sign up for another year of Beyond Layers?  ;-)

Here's Kim's original Winter Pic that we all started with :



Beverly said...

You seem to know exactly what you want in these photos from Kim! Yours turn out so pretty with the action and the texture workup, and brought out that golden hours light so nicely! Great work Michelle!

Ahayes1225 said...

Very nice. It is great to learn from Kim.

Ahayes1225 said...

Wonderful work!

Tammy said...

Gorgeous work you did!! Just so pretty. :)