Monday, June 10, 2013

Texture Tuesday and cup and saucer love...



I set up this little still life and shot it with my Nikon d7000 and my 35mm prime lens.
(However,  I waited until too late in the afternoon to have my best natural light.)

I edited the photo with a curves adjustment and a layer of Kim's 2203 and a layer of Kim's 2303 textures. 
 I remember I used multiply mode, 
but I can't remember what opacity I used because I thought I would remember and didn't write it down.
(Yep, that's me.)
Anyway, here's another shot with the same textures but different settings, (which I did not write down).


And here are some more "cup and saucer" shots without texture...


I've still got so much to learn about photography and photo editing.
I'm enjoying practicing, but sometimes I get frustrated when my photos don't turn out as well as I would like.


On the other hand, sometimes I'm super surprised and pleased at a shot I took, 
and I guess that's the reward for not giving up and an encouragement to keep trying.


I guess it's like the rest of life, not quitting, not giving up, 
 is probably one of the hardest and most important life lessons to learn.








still following,

kimklassencafe

26 comments:

  1. You have a wonderful "eye" for an amateur :)

    And yes--"Though a righteous man falls seven times, he will get up, but the wicked will stumble into ruin." (Proverbs 24:16)

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    1. Thanks, Rebecca! You encourage me to keep on!

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  2. I need to practice, practice, practice. I plan to read and experiment while at the lake in the mountains this week. We're on our way!
    ~Adrienne~

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    1. Yes! You should get some beautiful shots there!

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  3. very lovely. I sort of am a fan of the ones without texture. When I was a graphic design major I got used to seeing filters and now it's hard for my brain to get past them.

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  4. Your pictures are fantastic. I'm not good at taking them myself, but I am learning to spot good ones, and I spot yours! Lovely.

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  5. All of your images are gorgeous!!!

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  6. Beautiful photos--I especially like the first one--

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    1. Thanks, friend. That's a big compliment coming from you. You're a wonderful photographer.

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  7. These are all beautiful. Composition is lovely. You are a natural at this.

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    1. Thanks so, so much for the encouragement!

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  8. a beautiful still life! i love the composition and the contrast of the dainty cup and saucer against the wood grain. and the texturing is perfect. great job!

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  9. Love the pics and especially the life metaphor! Beautiful, Elizabeth.

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    1. Thanks, Julie. My husband always says, if you don't quit, you'll win.

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  10. Your still life photos are stunning!!!!
    Mary Alice

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  11. So genteel ... from another era, it seems.

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    1. Thanks so much for the lovely compliment!

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  12. Oh I think your doing great but also know what it feels like to being in the learning phase with all there is to learn when having a passion in photography.... Lots of techie stuff to learn goes along with it right?

    Love the pink flower and teacup! Inspiring place to visit, as I will be back.

    Warm regards,
    Karla

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  13. Great still life shots. I especially like the flower in cup.

    Earl

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