Do you ever have days when you just can't seem to get in sync with your camera? Well ... I have to be honest. All day long I've been pondering, 'what to do for Texture Tuesday'. Mind, blank. Creative juices, dry. Vision, none. Light, waning. I really was in a pickle because I very much wanted to play along as I do most Tuesdays.
First, my husband came in from the garden with the only two roses that were blooming, pretty red buds. Later, when I came down to the porch he happened to be reading this magazine, one that I love and I particularly like this cover. Maybe there was a glimmer of hope here ...
This is a magazine that is printed once a year at the island where we take our family beach vacations and every year I snag one. The photography sets my heart aflutter ... not to mention the houses in each issue. The articles are good, too, and I usually peruse it slowly throughout the year to keep the beachy feeling in my heart.
But I really just love this year's cover. Such a sweet young couple, floating along on their inner tubes, the boy looking at the girl so adoringly, the girl looking off into space, dreaming. Well ... it set my heart aflutter.
So I decided to share it here with you today. After my basic edits in Lightroom, I used two Kim Klassen presets, breeze and hazy days. I wanted a hazy, dreamy look. Then over to CC6 where I used Kim's 'just a touch' texture at soft light, 55% opacity to enhance the dreamy feel of the photo. Oh, and with this past week's 'Be Still' lesson in mind, I will tell you that I took this at the 8 o'clock position as the sun was beginning to set.
Now, tell me what you and your camera have been dreaming up ...
Feeling dreamy and hazy,