Monday, August 8

texture tuesday~ it's the little things

kim klassen gave us the theme "the little things" for this week's texture tuesday. i love the little things. the stuff inside the xmas stockings...the prize in the cereal box...the tattoo in the cracker jacks. life's little diamonds.

i think this photo i took a couple weeks ago while cutting wood for the woodpile fits the bill just perfect.

keeping the woodpile full is one of those jobs that just has to happen. no matter what. we all try to be really busy all the time, because the person who isn't...gets woodpile duty. i lost. i took a minute to pull up my socks, and was accused of loitering.

but look at the gift i got! i didn't even notice until i was carrying the wood into the cabin! then i had to go through it all to pull out all the pieces that looked like this. because, how could we ever burn them?


i shot the photo using the color accent feature, keeping only the dark greens. i adjusted the contrast a bit and added a layer of kim's luminous texture set on multiply blend at 54% opacity. that's it.

here's the before:


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24 comments:

  1. I love this! What a gift, indeed -- it's up there with having the Virgin Mary appear on your toast.... Seriously, though, it reminds us that if you look, you will see.

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  2. What a great shot!! sweet and charming!

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  3. How wonderful. Certainly not a form you would expect to see in the wood. "lucky" you to get wood cutting duty.

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  4. And what a gift it was! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Hmmm - I would be very hesitant bringing that into the house.
    But then, I am of a suspicious nature :-)

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  6. Perfect for this week's challenge! GOD's way of sending you His love even in the most mundane and least desireable tasks...

    Wonderful capture and texture work :)

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  7. That is perfect for "it's the little things"~it really is one of those things that brightens up one's day. Lovely!

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  8. That's soooo special! And what a reward to get for cutting the wood! No wonder you took those pieces out.. I wouldn't burn it either! I love what you did to the photo too, I like the colour of the textured one more!

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  9. That's wonderful! we're country people too, not on your scale though but wood piles are very important here too! This photo is beautiful! Great to meet you ;)

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  10. Finding a heart in the woodpile - that is so cool!

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  11. oh what a find!!! LOVE.... LOVE...

    sigh....
    thanks for linking to TT...have a beautiful week... xxo, kim

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  12. Wow! What a fun surprise. Nice shot.

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  13. I love finding little "heart" surprises!

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  14. like seeing the face of a deity on a tortilla.
    Brilliant!

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  15. So beautiful, what a wonderful surprise that must have been.

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  16. Gorgeous find! So happy to hear you received one of my postcards!

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  17. Amazing image and texture work. I would have saved all of those pieces too!

    Peace!

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  18. Oh boy, how fab! :D
    Have a happy Wednesday.

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  19. What a wonderful little surprise inside of the wood, and you captured it just wonderfully in the photo! I am with you, life's little diamonds (yu worded that so nicely!!!) are the little things that we find in the every day. I am still like a kid, I like to find the toys inside the cereal box, or the little toys hidden in Germany's "surprise eggs" for kids (chocolate eggs with a toy hidden on the inside). Yesterday I saw a cloud that looked just like a swimming duck! By the time I had gotten my camera out, the winds had changed its shape. I was so disappointed. Hope you are having a great day. ~Debby

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  20. And now that perfect little log is sitting on my windowsill, making me smile every morning. Hope the lodge is going well and your getting my letters. Miss you mom, can't wait for chrismas!

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  21. I have heard of "heartwood pine" ;)
    So glad you had your camera handy...what an amazing and precious thing!
    oxo

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