Foggy Morning

Foggy Morning by BackwoodsPhotographer
Foggy Morning, a photo by BackwoodsPhotographer on Flickr.
There's a field I pass everyday and I have been watching as different wild flowers take it over as spring morphs into summer. The reds have changed to yellows.

I processed this in Photoshop with Kim Klassen's Mini May Texture Set - Tea Time and then Total Grunge on Color Burn.

Via Flickr:
If you were a spider, where would you put your web? In a field full of flowers. :) Texturized with Kim Klassen's Mini May Set.


Texture Tuesday - Black and White with a touch of Color

Having to relearn Photoshop
so I googled the best way to 
turn your photo to Black and White.
I recognized PhotoFocus so I tried their link.
by Richard Harrington
Very nice tutorial with a video using the 
adjustments layer "Black and White"
Worth checking out and very good Black and White results.
Not flat.

After the conversion, 
Awesome Texture!!!
I set it on Color Dodge in the Blending Modes
at 100%

Then I used a mask layer and painted in 
my flowers to add that 
Touch of Color :)

Here is the original I took with my Droid Razr.

Linking up with: 

kimklassencafe Scattered Horizons


Texture Tuesday (too Late to Link up)

I have nearly forgotten how to use Photoshop.
Dusting it off,
I used Kim Klassen's Abstract Texture,
following her 
Quick Tuesday TiP on masking 
to create this to submit to 

Here's the before
shot with the android, 
I've got to start taking the NIkon out more.


Satilla River, Fishing and Photography - November 2012

We made the trip up the Satilla river this weekend. After they make it to their fishing hole they dump me out on the bank to wander around and take as many pictures as I want. I love this time. It's quiet and no one is rushing me.

Satilla River Fishing November 2012

When I'm real quite, I get to see some wildlife.

Satilla River Fishing November 2012

There are more photos of the cypress trees and river at Flickr


Make Your Own Facebook Timeline Cover on Your Droid

Playing around with my photos this morning I found that Vignette
has a Facebook Cover frame option to make your own Covers.

I'm using 
on my Motorola Razr.

Upload your original photo to Vignette...
Choose your effects.  I chose the Fake HDR and made sure the
Frame Type is 
Facebook Cover
and it applies your filter and instantly resizes it to fit across your Facebook page....
I love photography and I love pixel pushing, so we gotta add something to this....
after saving your photo in Vignette upload to Pixlr-o-matic.
Add your film effect.... I used Anne here.
Add your texture or highlights... I used Gritty here
Then add your frame... I used old.

And WaaaLaa!  Instant Facebook Timeline Cover.

I love the little clothes pins they use to hang your photo to dry :)

Then save and share it with yourself via email, download to your computer then 
upload to Facebook.

I bet I could send this to Phonto, add some text
and use it as a blog header.
I'll let you know how it turns out.


Math Word Problems and Blurb

If you use 4 each of 6x6 photo grids in a 2x2 photo grid,
how many photos will you have in the grid?

I had to break out the calculator.

The answer is 144.

I created a 6x6 grid here to create an October recap Collage.
  The app I used was PhotoGrid HD. It limits you to 9 photos per grid,so.....

in order to get 36 photos on the grid, you need to make four 3x3 photogrids and
 place them in a 2x2 photo grid. 
Ok enough of the math word problems, LOL

Make Instagram Books with Blurb

Earlier this month, It's Me Sunday let us know about a 
Blurb coupon code to make one of their new

For this my first book, I just let Blurb bring in all of my intstagram photos.  After the import you can just drag and drop them where you please.  I didn't have any rhyme or reason for making this book except getting my pictures printed, so there is no order or theme.
After having this book in my hands, I would love to try it again 
with a more pre-planned approach and maybe 
use more collages to get more photos on the page.

Here are a few snaps of my book on the inside.  

I was surprised to find that photos were not blowed out, enlarged to take up each page.  
I am really happy with the book and will definitely be making another.

Blurb makes a little widget so you can flip thru the whole book.