Tuesday, 24 May 2011

A closeup for Texture Tuesday

The challenge from Kim this week is to use at least one layer of her free texture Yesteryear.
 I took this photograph in my garden yesterday of a Foxglove (and a cheeky insect!).  It's a wild foxglove, they pop up all over the place.  Did you know the wild ones only flower on one side of the stem.   (Cultivated ones flower all around the stem)
I cropped the picture and then used two layers of Yesteryear texture.  Comparing the two, the unedited version is much clearer - but then the idea was to soften the overall feel.
Not too sure I don't prefer the unedited version!   I used a 'rubber' to remove some of the texture from the inside of the flowers - yes, I reckon I DO like the 'misty' effect I achieved!

10 comments:

Jenni said...

Hello Val, your wild foxglove is so pretty, I did not know about the one-side flowering..
I think the soft effect is lovely, and can see where you exposed the centre so well.
Jenni

Jillsy Girl said...

such an interesting composition and very nice done!

Suztats said...

I didn't know that about the wild foxglove. Nice soft and misty result.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

I learned something new about foxgloves. Lovely photo Val. V

Linda Makiej said...

Terrific texture work!!

Glad to follow you now!

Heather said...

That's a stunning photo of the foxglove and I love the misty effect you have achieved with it.

Vonda said...

I like it too!

sandra @ french laundry 132 ♥ said...

It's stunning! I love foxglove and think they are so beautiful! Great job!!

maggi said...

An interesting fact about foxgloves. I must look closely at mine when they come out to see which they are. I like the original photo best because it is just so vibrant and full of life.

Corilu Designs said...

Lovely. Seems to me you must have an amazing assortment of flowers in your garden!