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Floral Friday_5-10-13

Posted on May 10, 2013 by


Here is a beautiful tea rose I received at a luncheon for Pastor’s and wives.  I got out my tripod and macro lens and got to work.  I used a tripod because I wanted to be as steady as possible and get the best focus.  When you have any doubts as to your steadiness any given day, just use your tripod!  I did some minimal post-processing in LR to make the color   a bit more vibrant and increase the contrast.  I was very happy with the end result.

But you know me, I couldn’t stop there.  So, I added the following 2 textures to the photo in Photoshop:

Rose Texture 2 Rose Texture 1…did some playing around with masks and brushes so the clear focus would still be on the tea rose itself and…voila!

Rose with textureI hope you like the end result.  One of my fav things to do is to play around with textures.  I would like to give a shout out to my friend Cheryl McCain who taught a class on using textures on photos.  Check out her site here!

Thanks for reading about my beautiful Tea Rose on this Floral Friday!  If you enjoy seeing my photos and learning more about photography, I encourage you to follow my blog either by RSS Feed or subscribe to receive e-mails every time I post.

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  1. I love your tea rose, Paula Jo. I also like your tips on adding texture to photos. I am a newbie, but looking forward to learning how to capture nature’s beauty 🙂

    • Thanks Gail! Textures can make photos so much more interesting! I am looking into some software to create videos because I think that can be of help to people. Thanks for coming by!

  2. Paula Jo,
    Your photos are beautiful and the detail is amazing. It was so interesting and fun to see the process of adding texture. Thank you for the photography and editing tips – I look forward to following your blog and learning more.

    • Hi Diane! Thanks for your kind words about my photos. Also thank you for following my blog. If there is something in particular that you want to learn about photography, let me know. Also, would you like to see videos of techniques in Photoshop for photo art? or processing photos? I would love to know!

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