Monday, May 30, 2011

Sunlight and Weeds

Today I'm going to link to three link parties at once!  How is that for daring?  From whatever place you are visiting, thanks for stopping by!  I love visitors, and blog visitors are always welcome because I don't have to clean house.

Let's start with Sweet Shot Tuesday.  I took several of these, and I really couldn't pick a favorite, but at the moment it is this one.
Be sure to check out other people's sweet shots; they are always sweet!
Sweet Shot Day

Now my other Tuesday usual, Texture Tuesday.  The theme this week is garden.  I'm not sure this technically counts because I don't know what flower this is, but I'm pretty sure it is a weed--a giant, purple dandelion like flower--at least it wasn't in a garden but a patch of other weeds.  Update:  apparently it is a flower: a Centaurea montana or Bachelor's Buttons.  I want to hunt some down for my yard now.   They are a very pretty flower.
This has one layer of Silence in Overlay Blending Mode at 100%
Then, because I liked how it applied the texture and brightened the photo but I did not like how it changed the richness of purple and greens, I added to the Silence layer:
                a Hue/Saturation Adjustment Layer; hue +180, Saturation -100, Lightness -30
                (If you group with previous it will only apply adjustments to the layer it is grouped with)
Then to brighten it a little more:
                I copied the photo, brought the copy to the top at Soft Light Blending Mode 80% opacity

Be sure to check out Kim Klassen's Blog for more Tuesday Texture photos; there are some wonderful artists out there.
kimklassencafe
And finally, because I cannot look at photos of the sky without thinking about God, I have a photo for Scripture and a Snapshot.
This is my first time participating, but I love coming across and visiting other people's entries.  Creation is just so magnificent!



Have the most blessed of Tuesdays!
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51 comments:

teresa said...

Beautiful rich colours, lovely image. Seen in TT

sallyt said...

Indeed! Love them all.

Roadside Rustic said...

Hi Cedar. Thanks for stopping by my blog. It's nice to meet you. I love your flower image. Off to check out the rest of your work.

Alida said...

love your photos... they are simple awesome!

Crunchy Diva said...

such lovely photos. i can't pick a favourite lol

Stampmouse said...

intersting purple dandilion never seen that before

Jenni said...

3 in one - that's impressive! I love the purple and green combo together, weed or not, it is beautiful. Thank you for stopping by my blog.
jenni

Nadege, said...

Hi, over from TT. Lovely flower, well captured and edited. The sky photos and quotes are quite inspiring.

Miriam said...

Oooh such a treat to see three beautiful photos on here this morning. Thanks for your recipe on KK TT! You sky pictures are simply wonderful.

Sherry said...

Very beautiful photos. Love how you got the "weed" to pop with the colors and textures.
Sherry

Ann said...

Your first photo is like my Friday sky photo. So seldom we get the sun,

Thanks for visiting.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Your beautiful flower is Centaurea montana or Bachelor's Buttons a lovely little perennial plant. Lovely. V

Karen said...

Love all your shots! Thanks for stopping by and visiting @ Places of my Heart.

Linda Makiej said...

love the texture work on that gorgeous flower!

Leah C said...

Fabulous photos!

Mom of M&Ms said...

Well done.. love that scirpture and a snapshot!

Geri Centonze said...

All are lovely - I must go check out the Scripture Snapshots!

Ashley Sisk said...

I'm loving all three shots - especially the one with scripture.

Kristen Laudick Photography said...

Beautiful shots!

Nics Cahill said...

The purple flower is wonderful, and I love the sunlight and clouds. Great pics. Happy Tuesday

alicia said...

Wow! That sun is magnificent. And what a beauty of a weed! I'm sharing a photo of some weeds too. lol. Sometimes they are just as beautiful as any flower.

Kindred Spirit said...

I'll say WOW too! Your sky is absolutely breath taking...too stunning for words!

julie said...

All 3 shots are stunning!! Love that last one - beautiful nature :)

i.ikeda said...

Love the shots of the sun! And the purple flower is very, very sweet. I'd love some of those in our garden.

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

Can't go wrong with those shots- just gorgeous!

Susan said...

How beautiful, great shots...

Hallie said...

What a gorgeous image of the sun! The rays are striking.

Julie (Wellblessed) said...

All three are great! Love the sun flare and the scripture goes great. (I've been meaning to link up to that one, I think about it every week and just haven't. Silly me.)

Kathleen said...

All three are magnificent photos -- I am partial to Bachelor's Buttons, though.... Thanks for sharing!

A Box of Chocolates said...

wow loving the starburst shots really great i take them to of any starbursts i find some are the sun others street lights etc yours are great and i really like the texture work for Kim's post too

Michelle said...

Beautiful! I love the sunflare!

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Such wonderful shots. I love the purple weed. Such a pretty weed it is. I will have to try the tip you mentioned. Thanks for passing that along. Amazing sun flare!

Joan said...

Beautiful photos! I love the ones of the sun.

Buckeroomama said...

That flower is so unique and so very pretty! The sun shot is amazing. I love the light in that shot. :)

A Rosy Note said...

Oh my, they are all so beautiful. I think my favorite is the last one :)

Ray said...

I love the second shot! It is so beautiful!

Amarie said...

These are awesome!

Cheryl said...

Loving all three photos you posted. the color and the crisp shot in the flower photo is beautiful. Both of the sun and cloud pics are sweet shots.

Julie Legg Photo said...

I really like your sky image and the scripture on it!! Hope you will be a part of Kim's challenge next week, too. The challenge is "words". Thanks for commenting on my blog. See you next time.

Gale Wall said...

Lovely photos. Stopping by from Texture Tuesdays but I love pairing photos with scripture.

Tiffany said...

All so lovely...thanks for the visit.

Tiffany

Serline said...

Awesome and majestic skies... and if a weed could be so beautiful, what more would He make of us, who were created lovingly in His image?

Leovi said...

Beautiful and wonderful images, the flower bonitoscolores, fabulous skies with that beautiful bright sun and cloud. Lovely Greetings.

Anonymous said...

Oh, I love that first shot. So simple yet stunning.

Erika B

Leigh said...

Wow, that sunflare in photo 1 is awesome!!!

JennyRain said...

these are beautiful! I have been trying (unsuccessfully) to learn how to do a sunflare and a moon picture

- Jessi - said...

Amazing job! Great colors in these.

Lizzi said...

These are both amazing! Your sunflare is outstanding.

Carin said...

Beautiful shots! And a fitting piece of scripture to go with the last one

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh my goodness. That first shot took my breath away. WOW! So gorgeous. Just stunning!

Anonymous said...

Your photos are beautiful! Love the one with the scripture on it!
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