Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Day 283: More from the garden

I've spent the last forever trying to figure out how to make this photo look muted and beautiful.  I as yet don't have that skill, and as I'm falling asleep here, I'll just leave it with you as is.  Not so muted and not so beautiful!  But someday I'd love to know how to make my photos have this look if I feel it would do it justice.  Beth does it wonderfully, doesn't she?  Me?  Not even slightly.  Sigh.  So I'm feeling slightly depressed.  The more I see the more I realize my knowledge is so far from where I want it to be, and I get wracked with the fear that I don't have it in me to figure it all out!

I need some help.  No, not therapy!  OK, maybe a little...  No, what I really need is Photoshop and a class on how to use it.  Maybe some day!  In the meantime, I'll look at lots of my photos and bleh a little.  No, bleh a LOT!

Like now. But it could just be exhaustion.  *yawn*

So I'll go to bed now and promise to be my usual chipper bloggy self tomorrow!




SE'LAH... said...

Hi Lynn,

I really like this photo...the words are divine too. Quite a serene capture.

one love.

Le blÖg d'Ötli said...

We all need a class on how to use Photoshop ;)

But, your photo is not so bad !!! and full of sense ! That's important ;)

Chris said...

Hi Lynn, I've finally found your blog! This is Chris from An Inch of Time and I think I can help you with making your photo glow. If you're using PhotoShop Elements you want to use the filter called "diffuse glow" where you can adjust the glow effect using three different variables. I've used it on a few of my photos and it works very nicely. Thanks by the way for all your comments on my blog. What I find so ironic is I've been to Canada twice and am following several people who blog and live in Canada. And now you! I love Canada and can't wait to go back!!! You and I also live not that far from one another. I also live in PA. Also, your email link in your profile does not seem to work. So this is the only way I've been able to contact you.

beth said...

your new blog look is great and yippee....you found pages and how to make them work :)

thanks for the great compliment.....

next on my list....to learn lightroom :)

you might want to go that route, too....i really hate photoshop to be honest......

SuziCate said...

It might not be muted the way you wanted, but I like the way the messages stand out loud and clear...they practically jump up at you. Love it!

Anonymous said...

How nice it must be to become a stone in your garden. Please have a wonderful Thursday.

daily athens

Kim Living Life said...

Lynn I like the shot but i know what you mean when you want to mute or texture something. http://coffeeteaphotography.blogspot.com/
This link might help you they have wonderful tutourials for free and free textures etc maybe it will help
good luck