Monday, October 31, 2011

10/31/2011 Seasons Beauty

10/31/2011Seasons Beauty by Pat Mark


I have been loving all the Fall color this yr. We have been on several outings to capture the color. I belong to a group called Meetup, our group is Women Learning Photography Together. It is really nice to have a group of women who are enthusiastic about going out and improving their skill and helping one another. We had an outing to the Portland OR Japanese Gardens. It is always so beautiful but this yr it seems the color is especially vibrant.  Hmmm, you are saying to yourself, this doesn't look vibrant at all it looks very pastel. Well, yes it does, but only because I wanted a very soft and romantic look for this one. I love the bold and bright colors of the leaves but there was something about Kim's texture "And Then Some" that was to be used this week, that just lended itself to softness. If I had mastered the technique of the mouse over I could show you the original but since I haven't you will have to trust me that this had bold color before I added the texture. I don't have the formula but I think I used it twice and masked the leaves to bring out some of the color. More Fall posts to come or check out my facebook page for two albums of beautiful color from the Pacific Northwest. Happy Texture Tuesday, check out all of our post using the textures so lovingly created and shared with us by Kim Klassen. 

Texture Tuesday

34 comments:

  1. The colors are soft yet rich~~lovely!

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  2. This is a gorgeous composition, such beautiful colors.

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  3. This is wonderful! I love the soft romantic look. Happy Texture Tuesday to you,too!

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  4. the pastels in the background are just as lovely as the ones on the leaves! and i tried to us a mouseover on one of my photos, but it just didn't want to cooperate this week, i'm sure one day we will get it figured out : )

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  5. It's truly beautiful Pat! This is perfect for the softness that you achieved! Love it!!

    lol on the dynamite ;)

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  6. stunning stunning this is absolutely glorious

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  7. Pat this is gorgeous . . .an absolutely delightful image . . . .happy tuesday, Teresa x

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  8. This is amazing, my fave so far using this texture! I love that you took something bold and red and made it so soft, almost like it was taken in Spring...lovely job! ~Mary

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  9. Romantic, Springlike, soft and delicate, so well done. A pleasure to behold. I'll be glad to help you sort the mouse thingie if you really fancy doing one.

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  10. I love this tree and it's changing colours. A beautiful photo! yvette@twistedvines

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  11. Awesome, i love the colors of autum 2, you did a good job adding this texture

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  12. This so lovely! I know what these Japanese maple leaves normally look like and I love the way you have softened the colors. How lucky you are to have your women's group to share with, it sounds wonderful.

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  13. Pat, this is beautiful. You achieved exactly the look you wanted - I love it! BTW: re the mouseover, today was my first post where it actually worked! and it's all thanks to Kim. She has a pdf of instructions available on her blog. Just do it exactly as she says, including all the spaces (even if they seem wrong!) and the ' & " and it will work for you too! I promise!

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  14. Love the composition, texturing, everything. Great job!!

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  15. Love the composition and how you enhanced it with the texture, Stunning.

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  16. Oh Pat, this is wonderful! I love the colours and composition, it's so beautiful :)

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  17. Oh my goodness!! This is so pretty, Pat. Love the softness of the leaves and the colors are just so unbelievably dreamy. Beautiful image!

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  18. Wow, this is really beautiful! I love it!!

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  19. Oh I think it is soooo cool that you have a group of women you meet up with to learn and experiment with photography....I wish I had something like that, sounds like lots of fun. And I really like your color selections and editing choices for this photo. Lovely and soft. Perfect.

    Kathy

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  20. This is gorgeous! I love the soft, romantic mood.

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  21. Love that you've found the softer side of fall. This is really beautiful and different!!

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  22. Hi, I love your image , the colors are so delicate
    Blessings from downunder
    Suzanne

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  23. awesome! you've worked with the layer masks so well! I can be messy, still have a lot to learn.
    this is beautiful!

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  24. Thanks for visiting my blog! I love that stinkbug. Don't know why, but I thought it was pretty cool.
    Love the pastel colors of your photo, it makes the image really different and pretty.

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  25. Portland's Japanese Gardens is a beautiful place, and you have turned this into a delicate work of art. So lovely!

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  26. What a beautifully unique Fall color!

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  27. This is really lovely! I am a big fan of bold, intense colors AND the soft muted palette as well. My problem is I don't know how to achieve the latter, so I only produce the former...sigh. Your work is just gorgeous.

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  28. I want a "Meetup" group, what a great concept. You did a wonderful job muting and masking- I have a Japanese Maple in my backyard and love to photograph it through the seasons- although they are different in Florida.

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  29. Oh, wow! Simply wonderful! :)
    ** seen in Kim's TT

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