That's about how I feel today. With so much negative happening in the world, I think I'm just so lucky to live where I do. I'm grateful for my good fortune. Every morning when I wake up I remind myself how fortunate I am to be where I am.
I have been attempting to get a good shot of an object in back lighting. I tried all sorts of things and didn't have any luck. Then, the other day, I just happened to walk by the bathroom and saw the light streaming in behind my beautiful Double Delight roses. I ran and got my phone so I could snap them right at that moment. These two SOOC images show the light beautifully, but the images themselves are not great. I certainly didn't like the window crank showing in the background. And….the countertop is not straight in the image.
What to do….. Using the top image I adjusted as much as possible in Lightroom and then took into Photoshop.
I added a layer of Kim's "Cherish Scripted" on soft light 100% opacity and toned the texture down on the roses. I then added a layer of Kim's "Word" on overlay 30%. I went back into LR and added a hint of a vignette and a minimal border.
It's okay….just not a favorite.
Textures do make a difference and I tried several before I settled on these. I had to stop though or I would have been linking to Texture Thursday instead of Texture Tuesday.
I think the second image shows the light better. Adjustments in LR - no textures or presets on this one. Actually I think I prefer it.
I wish you all a creative week!