Saturday, January 3, 2009

Terri Meets Texture

I've been totally texture happy the last couple of days. It started with a nagging boredom of paintshop which rapidly progressed to being able to process a pic without putting forth any effort or thought. So I decided to mix it up a bit.

Yesterday I set out on a little adventure to a historical area in town. My goal was to find different objects around town and capture them in different ways. I played with aperature. I worked different angles. I laid in and played in puddles. I had a fantastical time.

Here are just a couple of the images. The rest will be posted on my photography blog.



17 comments:

thedailyclick said...

NIIICE!!! I can't decide which one I like better.

Do you use PSP for processing??

Terri Young said...

I do. It's the only program I know how to work. I have CS3 but am entirely too intimated by it. I haven't even touched it beyond install lol

Angela said...

Those are GREAT! :)

kristiehavyer said...

Your becoming a photography and blog and I love it. Arent you becoming blog header savvy? LOL AWESOME!

Terri Young said...

Jenilee from Snap Happy whiped that snazzy little header up for me, isn't it awesome! I am not spiffy enough to do something like that lol.

Becky said...

LOVE the texture. I have a photo that needs some jazz, where did you find the textures at? I had a few but lost them when I "rearranged" my files.

Terri Young said...

Becky-

I got them from Mike Smith from Ash Imagery. You NEED to check out his work. It is A MAZ ING.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/4terra/

doreen said...

Very cool!! Sounds like a fantastic day. Did you go alone? It sounds like a dream. Love your use of textures here.

You really need to learn CS3. I started out with elements and said for years I don't need cs3, way more than I need. But, I broke down and bought it, mostly b/c I wanted to be able to make storyboards. It is a little intimadating but I know you'll figure it out. There are so many actions, templates, etc. It's really worth it to take the plunge. Trust me. I felt exactly the way you did. There's a kelby that will walk you thru everything. Go for it!

Anonymous said...

these are great! I can't wait till it is warm enough to go outside again!
Just play with CS3, you can't break it...LOL. I just learned by clicking this and that and seeing what happened!
Dalia

Terri Young said...

Doreen-

Yep I totally went by myself. It was nothing short of magical. When I went to the field with the fire hydrant, I literally laid down next to it and shut my eyes and felt the breeze hit my face for about 10 minutes. SO therapeutic.

Thanks for the pep talk, I really do need to take the plunge!

thedailyclick said...

Whoohoo for PSP! You don't find many PSP users out there, that's for sure! ;-)
Which version do you have? I'm using X2... and will probably upgrade as soon as the new version comes out LOL

Melanie said...

Ooo I really like them both too!
Maybe #1 a tad more :) You naughty girl not touching CS3!!

plainmama said...

Love your first one! And the second ain't too shabby either ;) I think you found a little niche with these textures!

ashleyhiskesphotography said...

Wow Terri those are amazing! I have never done texture before.
Also, I have CS2. Check out Scott Kilby's book for CS3. He is wonderful!

aframeintime said...

Very Nice!

Cheryl said...

these are absolutely beautiful..and what a lucky girl to go out by herself for a bit!!! I think 1 is my fav! PS is oooo so fun.... and addicting...go for it girly!

CopyKat said...

Love your use of texture on all of these. How come I've never been to your blogs before? I will add you to my blog roll.