And How 'bout a Give-Away?!
Could somebody please tell me what happened to Wednesday and Thursday?
Poof - Gone.....
Today I am getting a little up-close and not too personal with a favorite piece of our home. :) The old door that separates the kitchen and entrance....and in particular it's lovely antique door knob.
Isn't it pretty?
I took the top pic with my 24-70, then switched over to my 105 micro lens.... so I could get in on the beautiful detail.
Someone once left a comment here..... 'Kim, you could make a door knob look good.'
How sweet is that? Thank you!
It struck me as kinda funny though.... cause I think door knobs are BEAUTIFUL....
Which got me to thinking of the line.... 'beauty is in the eye of the beholder.'
Perhaps, half of the trick to making pretty pictures is seeing the beauty in our subject......
Some of today's images are textured with Mona from The Studio Collection, set to Linear Burn at 100% opacity. Linear Burn is a cool blend mode to play with... It can be quite dramatic..... Give it a try...Remember you can always lower the opacity.... for a more subtle effect.
Before adding the texture I converted the photos to black and whites with a slight sepia overlay. (as seen in the second and last photo)...
So how bout a weekend challenge! With a chance to win a little something too.
Here's how this give away will work.
(please note: in order to qualify you gotta follow the 'rules')
1. Find something that may not be considered 'beautiful'........ something unique.... detailed.... lovely....get up close and capture it's true beauty! (perhaps you already have an unique up-close photo in your collection....if so, you are a step ahead...)
2. Share the link to your 'unique beauty' photo in the comments below.
3. Then pop over to Shutter Sisters and link up there for a second chance to win...My SS post is also about getting up-close.... and Mr. Bennigan is making his SS debut.
Are you in? The winner will be chosen at random and announced on Sunday, June 26th, before noon, at the bottom of this post.
The give away prizes are:
~ 1 Free Studio Collection Texture Set - $60 value
~ 1 Free 4 months membership to The Photoshop Test Kitchen - $25.00 value
~ 1 Free Spot in The Essentials eCourse (which started this past Tuesday... but not too worry... there's lots of time to catch up!)
Okie doke..... I'm signing off....
Have a most beautiful Friday!
p.s. If I owe you an email... Hang in there... It's coming........ I have a few hours slotted to catch up on my inbox..... later this afternoon. :)