Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Texture Tuesday: Free and Easy--Autumn Abstract

Abstracted trees in the autumn woods, processed in Lightroom and Photoshop with 2 layers of of Kim's 'quest' texture.


Friday, October 25, 2013

Friday Finds: Frosty Morning

I 'found' these in my front yard, so I did not search far and wide nor did I find anything particularly new.  This is one of my obsessions--leaves with frost on them. I am glad the weather is getting cold enough for frost. 

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Texture Tuesday: Fall on Blue Mountain Lake

I used both of Kim's lovely new textures on this image which was taken in the late afternoon on Blue Mountain Lake in the Adirondacks.


Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Texture Tuesday - Free and Easy

This is an image from the Adirondacks where I was lucky enough to go a couple of weeks ago. It is from Otter Bay on Raquette Lake--one of my favorite places to photograph.

I added a few layers of Kim's beautiful new 'day' texture.


Thursday, October 10, 2013

Beyond Beyond: Autumn Processing

This is the first lesson I have done in Beyond Beyond for a long time. I did not follow Kim Klassen's instructions entirely, nor did I use her presets, (I will download them though) but she inspired me to play more inside the HSL and split toning panels of Lightroom and I also created a preset, which I rarely have done in the past even though I knew how. Then, because I am addicted to RadLab, I did some additional processing with that (and did not save a recipe, even though I know how). This is what I came up with. Perhaps it is a little too much glow, but there is something about it that I like.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Texture Tuesday: Free and Easy--Adirondacks in the Fall

Textured image of dawn at South Bay, Raquette Lake
Iconic Adirondack scenery: white Adirondack chairs in front of Blue Mountain Lake
I was lucky enough to have an opportunity to go to one of my favorite places in my favorite season--the Adirondacks in the Fall. I went specifically for the photo opportunities with a friend of mine (and fellow shutterbug) who lives in a region of the country where there is not much of a fall. I do live where there is a change of seasons and a pretty nice fall (in Indiana), but the difference is there are not as many lakes (at least not right around every bend as there is in the Adirondacks) and, also, there are no mountains in Indiana.

I am still getting through all my shots from the long weekend. I took a great deal more than I do when I am on a 'regular' vacation with my family. 

Above are two shots that I decided to add Kim's textures to. 

Below are a few more shots that I have edited, but decided to forgo the textures.

It is a lovely time of year in a lovely part of the country. I hope to make this is a yearly tradition!

Morning light over the South Bay of Raquette Lake
Grasses and mist in the morning, Otter Bay, Raquette Lake, NY
Last rays of sun beyond the horizon, the summit of Rocky Mountain near Inlet, NY
Mist rests on bright red autumn foliage, South Bay, Raquette Lake.
Secret Falls aka Death Falls, Raquette Lake, NY

Brilliant autumn leaves on the forest floor, Raquette Lake, NY
Red leaf on rocks in Moose River, Old Forge, NY

Moose River, Old Forge, NY

Black and white of ferns in the forest near Old Forge, NY

Old stump and ferns in the forest near Old Forge, NY

Shutter sisters

Dim morning sun trying to break through the heavy fog, Raquette Lake NY
Buttermilk Falls, on the Raquette River near Long Lake,  NY