Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Tomatoes and Textures

                                     Hello Everyone! I hope you are staying cool. 
Some good friends of ours gave us these beautiful tomatoes last weekend. 
And while I am waiting for them to ripen fully, I thought I would use them in this post.
On this one, I used KK Aurora, Multiply @ 35% and KK Love in layers, Soft at 24%.

Can you see the pretty white plate... I know since I used spot focus, all is not in focus. But can you believe I got it at Goodwill for $2? And it was made in Italy.
Flora Bella French Linen (warm), Vivid at 24%, then KK Scratches, Overlay @45%, brushed over parts at 75% opacity.

On this photo I tried a new filter on PSE 9 called "craquelure". Next step was to use a layer mask to "erase" the texture from the two front flowers. Hey, I learned something new today. Yay!
I am going to link up with Texture Tuesday, White Wednesday and The Creative Exchange.


Why not take a moment and click on the above and see what others have accomplished this week?
Have a safe and happy week!



hootnonny said...

Love the selective focus Charlotte! Also, love your found treasure!

Connie Smiley said...

Love what you've done with those tomatoes! That's just the perfect picture of summer. Looks like they'll have to ripen a bit before they go in the salsa. Thanks for your nice comment on my blog.

Amy said...

All lovely photos. I especially love the first one. :)

Kelly said...

What I wouldn't do for fried green tomatoes! Here in So. Cal, the guys stocking the veges think i'm nuts to ask for green ones! They just don't know the pleasure of it all! Very pretty processing.
Thanks for popping in to my blog!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

A plate from Italy for $2?! Be still my heart. It is beautiful. Love your photos and the textures you used. One of these days I'm going to commit to TT and Lisa's CE.

Susan said...

These were just awesome!

Hope your day is blessed!

lisa said...

These are all wonderful photographs Charlotte. I especially love the last one. Such wonderful softness, and I love the way you composed it.

Thank you so much for sharing these today at The Creative Exchange.

Have a wonderful evening!


texwisgirl said...

those are beautiful. love the shimmer.

Pat said...

Lovely photos! I can't wait for our tomatoes to ripen!