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Brushed Rose texture; Difference Blend Mode

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 17 March 2015 in Abstract & Conceptual and Portfolio.

I have been a life long learner, delving deeper and deeper into what has had an attraction for me. The subject of interest has held a secondary place to the process. Since moving into digital photography in 2005, I have read countless books, attended seminars and workshops and lectures; watched podcasts and webinars; etc., etc. I am finding that as I rapidly approach 80, this learning adventure has become not only increasingly difficult, it has held less and less fascination. Rarely am I willing to invest the money, or the time and energy, in a workshop. Can't remember when I last watched a podcast. Webinars seem to keep covering the same territory. The magazine subscriptions are gone. If I buy books, I often don't read them. However, every now and then, something appears that grabs me. Such was the case last Friday. For some reason, I decided to watch a webinar on textures. When the instructor talked about Blend Modes, he seemed most excited about those modes that photographers seem to rarely use. One of his favorites is Divide (which I have never used). For the heck of it, I decided to scroll through all of the Blend Modes for a texture called Brushed Rose. When I hit Difference, I thought, "Wow!" That is what you see here as it was applied to the photograph "Fisheye Grass." So I guess that the message is, "always remain open; you never really know what will grab you."

NIKON D700 1/640 second F/9.0 ISO 200 16 mm (35mm equiv.)

maximage from Mase, Switzerland

Beautiful treatment and wonderful photo job approach! I like! I agree with your note.

17 Mar 2015 12:04pm

Robert D. Burr from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Nice graphic

17 Mar 2015 3:27pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Excellent! I love it! Muchos besos y abrazos... Adela

17 Mar 2015 4:43pm

PATRICK from miramas, France

splendide compo

17 Mar 2015 5:05pm

L'Angevine from Angers, France

bien cet effet négatif

18 Mar 2015 9:16am