Fire and Ice
She gazes at her aquamarine world. A world that is cool and peaceful and serene in all its encompassing blueness. It is all she has ever known. It is safe and familiar.
And yet, she yearns for scorching heat; heat with the power to burn. Excitement and danger and risk. Fire and ice and the melting.
She desires vermilion, pulsing crimson, fuchsia. Succulent orange and the palest peach. Jeweled garnet and ruby. The yellow of lemons and blinding sunshine.
She wants all 16 million colors. She wants a double rainbow and the pot of gold.
She wants it all. Fire and ice.
- Run CoffeeShop Blog Cross-Processing Action, selecting the Contrast and Option 3 layers. Opacity = 50%
- Add the woman image as a new layer, transform and position. Mask the image outside the window glass area. Blend mode = Overlay; opacity = 75%
- Run my midtone contrast action to enhance texture. Copy the mask from the woman layer, invert and add to this layer to eliminate additional contrast to window/woman.
- Add the Friday texture. Desaturate. Blend mode = Overlay. Copy the mask from the Midtone Contrast layer so that the texture is eliminated over the window/woman.
Below are the images used in the creation of this composite. The woman image is from the CD collection, Stage Beauties: Edwardian Theater and Silent Film Actresses.
Linking with Texture Tuesday, hosted by Kim Klassen