It’s true – I have a very literal mind. When the weekly theme is “light”, I give you an actual light.
I often wish I had a mind that moved in metaphoric or poetic ways; that recognized the hidden meanings or messages behind the exterior reality. But that kind of thought does not come easy for me.
I am attracted to the surface of things – the way this curving, intertwined design is echoed in the scalloped-detail of the lamp and the partially-seen arch. The linear elements of the awning stripes and the brick.
In this treatment, I like the way the toning and texture removes the distraction of color, giving priority to the elements of shape and line and the way they interact.
Light, in the very literal sense. The way I see the world.
Texture Tuesday Processing (Photoshop CC)
- Process the Pioneer Woman Photography Heartland action
- Process the Pioneer Woman Photography Quick Edge Burn action. Change the color from black to white and the blend mode to Screen to add a soft white vignette.
- Add the 0312 Texture, desaturate, blend mode = Linear Burn
- Add the Savor Texture, blend mode = Soft Light and opacity = 50%
- Add a Levels Adjustment to increase overall contrast
- Add the Pin it Only 4 Texture, blend mode = Hard Light and opacity = 50%
Below is the original image and the Photoshop layers palette:
Linking with Texture Tuesday, hosted by Kim Klassen