Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Irises & Dogwoods........

A few weeks ago I wrote about my obsession with finding objects to photograph that appear against the walls of buildings or fences. Discovering how great this setting is came as a direct result of my "Project 365" and my quest for a new image every day.

While out "looking" last week, I came across two separate locations that in the last 15 years, never caught my eye. I was so happy with these spots that I went back with my Nikon to reshoot the scenes that I originally created with my iPhone.

With the two images in this post, I am also participating in Kim Klassen's Texture Tuesday. This week was what she calls her "Free and Easy Edition" which means that the only requirement is that we use at least one of her textures.

This first image is of some irises I found growing against a building that houses a church bookstore. I have never had great success photographing irises in my studio because I can't seem to arrange them so they look natural and not contrived.

To make this even more special, when I went back with my "real" camera, an older woman who volunteers there told me that her mother had planted those bulbs many years ago, which gave me a brand new appreciation for the flowers I was photographing. I love that there was some history there.

©2012 Dianne Poinski

For this image I used Kim's "Oh My" and "Just Cause" textures with the "multiply" blending mode.

Just for fun, here is the original image before processing:




My second image is from a dogwood tree that was planted against a white wall of a medical office building. It is just starting to bloom. Again, this was a spot I found on one of my walks that I later went back to with my Nikon.


©2012 Dianne Poinski

I used Kim's "Golden" texture with the "multiply" blend mode on this image.

Here is the "before" version:





Be sure to check out what others are posting as their "Texture Tuesday" contributions.

Happy Tuesday!

kimklassencafe

13 comments:

  1. Your flower photos are lovely and become something different...soft and dreamy when you work your magic with textures. Lovely photos and wonderful blog!

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  2. Love the difference the texture has made with the Irises.

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  3. I had to come look because I love the bearded iris! These look like the could be paintings...so pretty!

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  4. Thanks everyone! I am still having so much fun with all of this!

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  5. These are beautiful. Thanks so much for showing the befores and afters.

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  6. I love seeing the before and after on these lovely captures! Thanks!

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  7. These are great! You did a wonderful job with the textures!

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  8. Really nice work. Signs of spring are all around! Beautiful bearded iris. Lately I've seen so many pics of dogwoods. I don't have them here in So. Calif, but I grew up with them. I do miss their beauty.

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  9. Adore what you did with the iris!

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  10. Dianne, these images are more than just a bit wonderful. You really do work a magical spell with your use of texture - and you're a beautifully talented photographer too. You capture and hold real feeling in your images, I love it. You are brilliant. I just love your blog. xo

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  11. Thank you so much everyone! I really appreciate all the wonderful comments!

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