Thursday, 26 April 2012

Pixlr and textures...


Yesterday I decided to try out my new 35mm prime lens...it's been dark, stormy and raining most of this week, so inside shooting was the order of the day and it was extremely dark...one great point about the 35mm is that it opens wide to f1.8...which is great for low light conditions! Something that wasn't a deciding factor for me in buying this lens has already been working in my favour! Below is a picture of one of the Ranunculas after I rescued them and brought them inside from the storm to drain out a bit...






I used my 'Amethyst' texture, two layers, one on 'soft light' and one on 'multiply'. Then I uploaded it to Pixlr-o-matic and added one of the effects, then added my free 'Old Times' frame from collection 1 in 'overlay' blend mode, which gives a translucent frame effect, pretty cool eh? I love playing in Pixlr-o-matic, it's fun and easy to use...why not give it a try?

There are 2 free textures up for grabs on my Facebook page, go get 'em!






46 comments:

  1. Hi Ruth - always enjoy your lovely flowers. This is gorgeous with the addition of drops of water. I like the soft processing, too. Visiting from PAF. Karen

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  2. Ruth, this is lovely!!! And flower is happy to show to you its beauty. Little rain drops are so touching. They reminded me of rain. Texture is beautiful!!!!

    Outstanding art!!!!

    Hugs from Kaya.

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  3. Thank you Ruth! A stunningly beautiful shot that has the texture and frame working so well together. The rain drops adding an extra touch to a very special photograph!
    Have a great weekend!
    I just noticed a spot that needs healing :)) I'll have to deal with that another day!

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  4. Ruth, is this the Nikon 35mm, you refer to?
    I just picked it up a couple of months ago, and I love it!
    Not only do I love it for flowers, but it is a great street lens too.

    This is just gorgeous.
    So wonderfully dreamy!

    You have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Yes, the Nikon...I'm enjoying it so far :)

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  5. ruth this is just lovely. Very nice work , and love your texturing!

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  6. I didn't think about adding the Pixlr-o-matic effect after a texture! Will have to try! (I want a prime lens, but I'm looking at an 85mm 1.8 lens....saving money but also trying to make the decision!)

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  7. Beautiful! I love the textures.

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  8. I have just bought the same lens...love it. I love how you put your flower shots together, always selecting the perfect textures. Gorgeous.

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  9. Love the colours and folds of the petals.

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  10. Cute rose :) Your textures are so fabulous!

    Lovely weekend to you!

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  11. This is fabulous...love the feel of this photo....
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  12. This was very beautiful!
    A great post!

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  13. Love this! Thanks for sharing your lovely work with Flower Art Friday and thanks for the headsup on the new textures. I'm definitely going to try them out!

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  14. Incredibly beautiful picture.
    Wishing you a good weekend.
    Hanne Bente / hbt.finus.dk

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  15. I love your textures - thank you for being so generous with the freebies!

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  16. This is absolutely fantastic and so romantic!!!

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  17. Beautiful, as always! Thanks for the textures on your facebook page!

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  18. Oo I love this, it's beautiful and the effect from the textures is fab :)

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  19. Oh! That is so pretty. I have been wanting to rent the 35 mm to test it out! : ) I am glad you loved it.

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  20. This is gorgeous. I love the colors and romantic feel this piece has.

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  21. Gorgeous! Love the use of textures.... I'll go check out your FB textures...visiting from PAF

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  22. Great! I love the textures :)
    I wish you a beautiful weekend ...

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  23. Lovely textures....great color...
    Greetings Karin

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  24. Fantastic work!!

    xoxo doris

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  25. Oh, I like this! Such a beautiful work!

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  26. What a lovely, vintage effect...beautiful!

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  27. That looks like it is a canvas - very pretty!

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  28. You have learned to use your camera very well. I just have a little digital, but I love it.

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  29. Looks like a beautiful painting... Thank you for sharing on Weekly Top Shot... :-)

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  30. great photo and color. visiting from PS

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  31. very lovely! thanks for sharing with weekend flowers :)

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  32. This is a really beautiful edit. Love it.

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  33. A pretty flower, made prettier with your processing.

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  34. This is so beautiful. Great work.

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  35. So beautiful...Nice one!

    Visiting for Flowers on Saturday- hope you can stop by:)

    http://www.loveablecassandra.com/2012/05/my-beautiful-yellow-tulip.html

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  36. I love the texture! beautiful work!!

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