Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Mind Trip

I've been inspired by some luscious travel photography I've seen lately on the blogs.  Inspired, but a bit jealous!  For me, this summer has been spent at home .... no trips other than to visit colleges here and there with my youngest, who will be starting the application process this fall.

So, for my contribution to this week's Texture Tuesday over at Kim Klassen's cafe, I decided to take an imaginary trip with some images from my past.  Then, of course, I re-read her challenge and she said to use her textures on a recent photo.... oh, well.  Please make sure to visit Kim's website to see all the amazing images that are submitted by artists (who, unlike me, follow the rules).

England's Lake District 2010
Kim's "warm grunge" in overlay @70%, "warm sun" in soft light @ 29%, plus a blue filter by Jerry Jones of Shadow House Creations
Macchu Picchu 2008
Kim's "love in layers" in overlay @100%, plus a texture I made from the back of a cookie sheet
Salzburg, 2001
No textures, just one layer each of a transparent yellow and red mask from Shadow House Creations

Bologna, Italy 2008
This was one of the first times I added a texture to a photo, and I didn't record which one I used.
This was Sturbridge, Massachusetts in 1833**
Kim's "canvas back magic," overlay @32%; "luminous," overlay @50%; "chamomile," soft light @100%

**well, ok, it was about 8 years ago or so.... Sturbridge Village had a special day when they provided costumes for the kids, so my three had a grand time back in 1833, gathering wood, feeding the chickens,  and helping in the kitchens.  You know, all the things kids never want to do for real!

One more thing -- I suspect that art and photography blogs want to keep politics and religion out of the conversation, and for the most part I agree.  But I just couldn't keep quiet.  Not after the Congressional debt crisis debacle we all witnessed this last week.

On second thought, I won't say a word:

angry birds 20110801

21 comments:

Its all in the head.... said...

The lake District photo brings back memories - really does look like a painting. These are very good, Kathleen

Evelyn said...

These are really beautiful images ~ the first textured one is my favourite!

teresa said...

What beautiful beautiful images, I don't care that you haven't kept to the rules :-) I love the results . . . .

johanna said...

wonderful altered photos - esp. love the first two

em said...

All of these photos look like paintings! I love the added textures, and that picture from Macchu Picchu is glorious!

Dyche Designs said...

Beautiful images and use of texture.

WhimseyDimples said...

LOL - I read the challenge as a 'recently textured' photo - in that case you (and I) followed the rules!!
Love your texture work.

Linda Makiej said...

Really great editing here!! Love the texture work!

sabrina sane said...

My favorite is the Macchu Picchu, but the dreamy quality in all is fabulous.

Pat said...

Never fear - I missed the part about a "recent" photo too. It happens to all of us. I enjoyed your imaginary trip!

helena said...

You can plan my vaccation trip anytime if I get to see such wonderful vistas

A Box of Chocolates said...

i love you 1833 shot ha ha it is wonderful and your travel shots the lake district wow i love that one too the textures just add a real vintage feel love them

Ana Eugenio said...

:) it doesn't matter you didn't follow the rules, what you share is beautiful and with the editing you did these photos look like paintings. lovely ones :)

thequiltersalley said...

If you know the rules, you can break them.

debsea said...

gosh what great photos! thanks for the vacation!! (sturbridge village!! i was born in brimfield, the next tiny town over! we always had field trips there in school!)

Veronica said...

these are all lovely, the first one is my favorite!

A Rosy Note said...

I love them all. It looks like you've been a lot of places :)

Amarie said...

Love the way you've used the textures!

Jillsy Girl said...

Love your travel images, especially the one from the Lake District. I, too, have been there since my hubby is from Yorkshire and we have traveled around northern England. Thanks for stopping by my place and saying hi!

Kia and Zeno said...

Ciao Kathleen.
Oh, gorgeous travel images! :)
We especially love the Macchu Picchu one, because we have always wanted to visit it but never had the chance (yet!). The Lake District one would make a lovely greetings card. So glad you didn't follow the "rules", LOL! Thanks for all these fab shots and for your visit. Happy Friday and weekend ahead.

Victoria said...

These are all lovely, and I especially like the Macchu Picchu, just beautiful!
(And good for you for letting your political feelings heard, even via a visual means).