Day 270 - Fall Preview



If I would have known how easy it was to add textures I would have done this ages ago! Now I can legitimately participate in The Daily Wyatt's Texture Thursday.  I found this helpful video tutorial and now I'm a texture adding genius! Well, not really, but hey, this was fun. I downloaded a bunch of free textures from The Coffee Shop Blog and can't wait to start using them. Does anyone else have a special folder with awesome tutorials bookmarked. I go to that folder for all the time and am constantly adding new ones. It's amazing all the free tutorials there are out there.

As my daughter and I were leaving the library today, I saw this leaf on the ground. I didn't have my camera with me, so I brought it home and put it on the patio. Hey, sometimes you have to improvise, right. I didn't want to miss out on capturing a fall leaf, so I just grabbed one so I would have it when I had access to my camera. :)



Shades of Autumn Photo ChallengeThe Daily Wyatt A Moment In Time Photoblog

50 comments:

Trish ~ ♥ ~ said...

great choice of texture for this Autumn leaf

alicia said...

Yes, textures are a breeze. And this is lovely! Great work.

Amy said...

Love the texture on this! Beautiful!

whippetmom said...

great texture- and good thinking taking the leaf with you :) It was worth it!

kewkew said...

Great shot! Love the title and the improvising.

Sarah said...

So beautiful.

Lisa said...

This is beautiful!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I like this shot. Everyone raves about textures,I bess i need to learn how to use them.

Mari said...

Beautiful shot! I want to learn how to do textures - I'll check out your link.

Ashley Sisk said...

Love the simplicity of this.

Melissa said...

Oh I love the texture, how fun!! The pictures is very fitting for this week around here. It's definitely fall! :)

karren said...

Simple and beautiful. Love the texture.

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

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CallieMarie said...

Absolutely perfect!

Emily said...

Love the color and texture of this photo! I will have to check out that tutorial. I love learning from all the resources out there. Thank you for sharing!

Seeing Each Day said...

Beautiful shot and processing - glad you brought that leaf home! A few months ago I came across kim klassen's blog and her textures - it's so good, although I'm not as far advanced as work like yours. I'm trying to get her lessons together in some kind of notebook for myself so I can take it all in. You, on the other hand make it look so easy!

Ellie said...

That's a great shot - the leaf looks lovely. Love the texture you have added as well. I haven't used textures yet but must try it soon.

nat said...

That little leaf looks so cute. Nice photo!

parker365photography said...

I love the improvisation! I enjoy working with textures as well. Have you checked out Kim Klassen's Cafe? She has great tutorials and freebie textures also.

Rosemary Aubut said...

Beautiful shot! I thought it was a flower at first!

Leslie said...

So simple, yet so pretty!

Kelly Buyers said...

Love this picture and how the beauty comes from how simple it is!

Cindy P said...

That's a great picture! I love the colors and the contrast of it against the deck.

Barb said...

Love that leaf!!

Tara said...

Pretty, so simple and perfect!

Danelle said...

This is gorgeous! The texture is just perfect. Not too much or too little, but just the right amount. And the light is beautiful too!

Kimberly said...

Beautiful photo! So glad you decided to try textures!

And I have brought leaves home to photograph also. One tree outside our public library has leaves the most gorgeous shade of yellow.

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Beautiful. Can feel the cool air ... almost. :)

Kim said...

The texture is great. I have totally staged shots before. If you can do it with people and products, why not nature?

Kristin said...

I'm going to have to play around with some textures because I love what you did with this photo, and what a great idea to take a picture of a leaf to mark the beginning of fall.

Barbara said...

Simply beautiful...

Nadege, said...

So simply beautiful.

ShonEjai said...

You photo is beautiful! I am starting a new challenge called I Heart Textures. I invite you to come on by and pick up some more free texturea and submit an entry. Great work!

Jaime said...

Yay on trying out textures! Nice job...not overdone...perfect. :)

Maryvel Friesen said...

You ARE a genious! That was a great idea and it just shows great creativity from you! Nothing wrong with staged photography I say! The texture certainly add A LOT to the photo! Awesome work! Thank you so much for joining my new challenge! I will be sending the info you need for your Monday post. Thanks!

Branson said...

Texture is definitely fun and addictive! ;) Have you signed up for Kim Klassen's mailing list? Her textures are my go-to textures usually!

msdewberry said...

I have been trying textures lately and loving them. Your photo is full of different textures besides the added ones. Love the composition of the photo too.

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful photo and post-processing.

Regards and best wishes

Maryvel Friesen said...

Just in case you haven't heard yet . . . CONGRATULATIONS on winning my first "A Moment In Time" Photo challenge! I just LOVE EVERYTHING about this picture! Please contact me with your info so I can send you your prize! Also feel free to drop by my site, grab your winning button and of course participate once again this week! All the best to you!!!

Cedar said...

This is quite lovely! Textures are so fun...and addicting!

alicia said...

So glad you are joining us for the Shades of Autumn Challenge. I loved this the first time I saw it. Have a great weekend!

Leighannn said...

So simple butso beautiful. I adore this photo!!

Firas said...

Supreme shot!
:)

JennyRain said...

i love the simplicity of this photo. Exceptional composition

Traci Michele said...

amazing photo and I just joined your site.

http://whisperedbeauty.blogspot.com/2011/10/shades-of-autumn.html

DaenelT said...

Very pretty. I need to play around with textures too. Love what you did.

Kristi {at} Live and Love...Out Loud said...

What a great find! Love your use of texture too. :) Thanks for joining us in the Shades of Autumn Photo Challenge. I'm so excited about next week's theme: RED! Have a great weekend.

Light Trigger said...

simple and beuaitful!

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Susan said...

What an incredible shot!! I'm just learning textures too.

Pretty amazing huh?

Thanks for that link!

Faith said...

WOW!!!! This is SO beautiful!!!! :) You did such an amazing job. Simple is HARD because everything has to be perfect - and in this photo, it is.