Paper Leaves


These "yesterday blooms" look like a paper mache sculpture to me. 
I found them by the lake shore on an afternoon hike with my Aussie.  
I'm just on cloud nine when I find small wonders in nature, especially when it's cold. 


Turn a bare winter landscape
into a bright shade of spring!
  1. Begin with a curves adjustment found just below the layers palette to brighten your hues. 
  2. Add a shade of sunshine by duplicating your image. Set the duplicated layer to screen or hard light and adjust the opacity to your liking.
  3. To soften the contrast and shadows add the Enchanted Texture on a blending mode of overlay at 100% opacity.
  4. Duplicate the texture layer and change this top layer's blending mode to darker color.  I slid my opacity down to 20%.

Take a photo challenge too!
Wordless Wednesday 
On Cloud Nine
This life is Sweet: Yellow
I Learned
You Capture: Cold
Before and After

34 comments :

  1. Very pretty! Great edit.

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  2. This is really pretty.

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  3. Anonymous9:55 AM CST

    I lake it, beautiful!

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  4. oooh I like it!! Very pretty!

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  5. I LOVE your posts, always love them. You do such great work with all your processing!! Thanks for stopping by and reading my blog! I know it was long ;-) I'm taking a peek in your camera bag :-D

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  6. SO pretty...LOVE what you did with those "yesterday blooms"...and yes, they really do look like paper mache. Just lovely :)

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  7. This is gorgeous - I love the addition of the texture!

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  8. I love dead plants. Is that a weird thing to say? They photograph so beautifully - I like both the original and edit!

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  9. I always love your photos. I'm a sucker for vintage feel photos and these photos are processed so nicely and full of light and makes you want to come back and look at more!

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  10. Anonymous8:18 PM CST

    Always beautiful!

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  11. You made that dead flower look real beautiful, I am so ready for spring.

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  12. Very pretty! Always love your processing!

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  13. Very pretty edit and texture!

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  14. Anonymous8:55 AM CST

    Love the softness and brightness of the edit. =)

    bek

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  15. Love the edit, it's amazing how it changed the shot.

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  16. Did anyone else ready through all the You Capture's challenge I want to turn up the heat?

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  17. I really like the texture added, it gives it such a nostalgic look!

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  18. Like both the before and after. Really nice edit.

    Tiffany
    www.noordinaryhomestead.com

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  19. I have to go with the before shot. Very nice composition on the shot itself and interesting subject :)

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  20. Such a beautiful, vintage edit....as always! :)

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  21. Thank you so much Kristy!! Hugs!

    My email address' are

    carmengzalez@gmail.com
    dreamingwyou@gmail.com

    I gave you two just in case ;)

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  22. Way to make a dead plant look like art! Very impressive :O)

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  23. Anonymous1:30 PM CST

    Gorgeous! I love it.

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  24. Anonymous2:54 PM CST

    Great edits!
    coming from Pixel Perfect

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  25. So pretty, Kristy! I love how you find the beauty no matter where you go; it makes seeing life through your eyes so much fun! :)

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  26. so so pretty and natural.

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  27. Absolutely beautiful! I love those type of edits!

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  28. Thank you everyone, your comments always lift my spirits after a long day at the office.

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  29. This is very elegant and pretty. Print worthy!

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  30. Oh wow! I really like this! So pretty!

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  31. I always enjoy a good textured photo. I just love finding little treasures left by nature.

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  32. Your editing is awesome!

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