My first thought was "this will be easy, I love using books in my photographs" and it didn't take long to find one that I thought would work.
©2012 Dianne Poinski
For this image I used one of my favorite textures, "Just Cause". I used it twice - once with the "Soft Light" blending mode at 100% and then again with the "Multiply" blending mode set at 19%.
But then I started thinking..................
In addition to participating in Kim's Tuesday challenges, I also signed up for her year long "Beyond Layers" e-course. The topic for the first week of "Beyond Layers" was "story", which inspired her to incorporate the theme into Texture Tuesday.
We were asked to share our creative story, and feeling like I had shared that to some extent before on my blog, I chose to link to the post: "How Did I Get Here?".
With all of this swirling around in my mind, I decided to take the challenge of Texture Tuesday one step further..............In one of my recent cleaning frenzies, I came across an old photo album I received after my mother died. I do believe that photographs, especially old photographs, can be the opening line of any story.
For my "part 2" of the Texture Tuesday challenge, I took one of my favorite pages of the album, photographed it and used Kim's "Water Stained Frame" texture. I used the "Normal" blending mode at 100% and then used a layer mask to reveal the underlying image of the album page.
The one on the upper left corner of me with my brother and our father brings a smile to my face, but I also have a special fondness for the other photographs of my brother with our dad.
These photographs remind me that all our stories begin with "once upon a time.........". The deepness and history represented by these images also reminds me of the important role photography plays in all our lives. So please.......get the photographs you cherish off your computer and into print some how. Someone 50 years from now could be inspired to share their story because you did.
The End...(for now)