February 14, 2012

Valentine's Day

Hope you are having a happy Valentine's Day.

(roll mouse over photo to see original photo SOOC)

My son and I are eating some Ghirardelli Milk Chocolate & Caramel Squares and are in a sugar coma. I tell you, those things melt in your mouth like butter!

For my photo effects above, I used one layer of Kim Klassen's Love texture in Soft Light at 100% opacity. You can roll over the photo to see what it looked like straight out of the camera (SOOC).

Speaking of textures, I am always torn between adding a texture to a photo to give it a little artistic interest or leaving the photo as is. I mean, I try to take the best photo that I can with my still-in-the-learning-stages photography skills. Then I muss up all that so called "perfection" by adding the texture on top of it. I guess I may be a traditionalist at heart.

But just know that I always let you know when I use a texture. I don't want you to think that the photo just magically popped out of my camera looking like that.

Do you like the use of textures or is too far from the original photo for you?

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  1. Pam, it looks great! I need to try some of the fun stuff that you do! Happy sugar coma to you and yours!

  2. I am halfway through a bag of pretzel M&M's haha. I haven't tried textures. I am kind of a traditionalist but I do like to play. You photo looks great, so soft and pretty.

  3. Happy Heart day! I'm constantly messing with photos. Have fun playing!

  4. Texture looks great. ENJOY the chocolate. Didn't want the night to fade away before I wished you and your loved ones a HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY. Take care.

  5. What a beautiful photo! I have no idea how to use textures! I used to love Picnik, but now that's going away. I'm not sure what I'm going to do! Anyway, happy Valentine's Day, Pam!!

  6. Lovely, Pam! I do enjoy playing with them on Elements, but I am more of a purist, too. I love looking at the before and afters, and they really can be beautiful! Happy Valentine's Day!

  7. Well, this photo is just gorgeous with or without textures. I don't know anything about photography but I really appreciate looking at the art of those that do. Great shot! xo Diana

  8. I love this photo and the soft texture you added. Very nice!

  9. Wow! I have never tried any textures, but I am amazed what they can do. I definitely am going to have to try some after seeing your beautiful photo!

  10. Your photo is beautiful both ways. I tend to like photos the best that aren't played with though. Those roses are beautiful. Gage ate a small box of chocolates last night and had chocolate everywhere--laughing for hours. Fun times.

  11. Gorgeous photos. It's great to play around sometimes. Hope you and your son enjoyed the sugar coma.

  12. I love what you did to the photo. It's very romantic.
    What you think is pretty will be up to you.

  13. Gorgeous photo!! I really need to improve my photography skills!! I'm eating left-over chocolate-covered strawberries right now :)

  14. Pam, you have a great eye and a lot of talent with photography & Photoshop. I really love your photos, and your blog is set up very artistically, too. And I play with Photoshop for a living! :-)


  15. Beautiful photo. Remember that with digital you can have it both ways - original and altered!!!

  16. The Ghirardelli caught my eye right away...yum!
    I love the photo!

  17. Gorgeous picture!

    PS: I am your newest follower on Twitter & liny followers.

    Mrs. Delightful


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