Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Thankfulness


Cross

I'm so very thankful for unexpected reminders of Christ and how much He loves me.

(This is a window in a chicken coop.)

Mallard Cove Mommy    Photobucket


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Yellow Leaf

I'm thankful for the beauty of Autumn, as fleeting as it is.

ShutterLoveTuesdays


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Berries-with-linen-wm

I'm thankful for the variety of things in our backyard, even though it's cold outside!

Sweet Shot Day 




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And I'm thankful for Captivus Living's new challenge that encourages us to try those seldomly used tools in photoshop!



Liquified-Flowers-sooc


Liquified-Flowers

Wow. 
This was insanely fun! 
A little too much fun, perhaps.

Vincent Van Gogh is hands down my all time favorite painter. 
Starry Night is my all time favorite painting. 
So I wanted to create a Starry-Night-Van-Gogh-esque type of photo.

Liquified-Flowers-sooc Liquified-Flowers

I use PSE 8 and did the following:

Step 1: Filter > Distort > Liquefy. Using the 'clockwise' and 'counter-clockwise' buttons, swirl the background.
Step 2: Filter > Distort > Liquefy. Using the 'bloat' button, enlarge the main flower and stem.



  Touch Up Tuesday's at the Paper Mama

39 comments:

  1. You are so very talented - I love your photos!

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  2. Beautiful shots! And so creative on that last one!!!! How fun!

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  3. These are great shots! However, I love the Starry Night photo remake. I think it's very creative and fun :)

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  4. Katie, I love the cross in your window pane!!

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  5. Van Gogh was the thought in my head before I even read of your interest in his work. Awesome job!! Also, love the Christ and I too am so thankful for it and all that it means!

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  6. So many beautful shots! The liquify was so much fun! Really nice shots!

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  7. Love these - so much to be thankful for!

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  8. these are great. Yes indeed so much to be thankful for!!!!!

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  9. That edit is too cool! Gonna have to try that. Love the first shot with the Scripture as well. We do have so much to be thankful for!

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  10. Oh it's gorgeous!!!!! Love it! I love your other images too! :-) You have such a keen eye!

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  11. Beautiful photos. I love the window cross and the bright, vivid colors in the others.

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  12. Beautiful shots! Love what you did with the liquify tool. Starry Night is my favorite painting too.

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  13. Autumn is so beautiful. Love that cross. And that flower edit is so cool!

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  14. I love your thankful image, it really is great--and don't you just love his little reminders through out rough day..or any type of day for that matter!

    Love your last image as well, amazing edit!

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  15. What fun shots! I love the cross in the window panes. The swirled effect is also very cool.

    xo*tricia

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  16. Wow! These are all great. Love what you did with liquefy. Great job Katie! All gorgeous!

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  17. I love these Katie - especially what you did with liquify - I went totally crazy with mine but didn't care as it was just so much fun watching those pixels move around like that - your little phlox looks so interesting in those twists.

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  18. Beautiful pictures, love the texture and that fall leaf shot has such pretty colors.

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  19. I LOVE the swirly flowers! Very cool! Your other pictures are great, too!

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  20. Love the outdoor shots! Nice take on the new Photoshop Challenge!

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  21. beautiful shots, but that flower edit you did is just WOW!!!

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  22. That autumn photo is just gorgeous!

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  23. All the pictures are beautiful! Love the cross one from the chicken coop...isn't it great how He shows Himself to us when we least expect it? :)

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  24. Perfect choice to be thankful for! And your last flower photo is incredible.

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  25. Love the cross shot - and the last one is so fun!

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  26. Very cool...I love that shot of the yellow leaves and the one below it. Im curious what texture you used in that one with the green background. Beautiful as always!!

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  27. great photos and lots of things to be thankful for. i love that there is nothing materialistic in your list of things to be thankful for.

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  28. These are just lovely! I LOVE the cross picture!! And the berries...and the leaf....mercy! Thank you for sharing your gift!

    Happy Thanksgiving!!!
    Hugs!
    Susan

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  29. Oh, I love the fall shot and the berries. Great texture on that one. Ha, ha...funny swirls.

    Erika B

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  30. What a beautiful creative post...and I just love
    the berries!

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  31. I love the composition of your shots. And the texture is perfect.

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  32. Beautiful shots. I especially like the colors on the leaf pic and the texture on the nature shot for SST.

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  33. Your pictures are great! That cross is so beautiful in its simplicity, and your starry night photo is just awesome!

    Teresa

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  34. These pics are vevy cool:)
    What do you use for editing?
    <3 Drummergirl phtographer

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  35. i love your "fall" shot, colors are great. i always enjoy the pics you post!

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