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Posted by
Barbara Kile (Ft. Worth, United States) on 2 February 2012 in Art & Design and Portfolio.

Lensbaby shot for the softest presentation I could get. Grunge and texture is great, but often I'm in the mood for soft, gentle, quiet..... a whisper!

This has a 50% Topaz Adjust layer and then I added the most gaudy and outrageous texture you could imagine on an image like this - hard light blending mode at 30%. I was shocked at the result. DO experiment with blending modes, layer opacities and even textures that don't even make sense! Texture work is the most fun ever and experimenting will get you a surprise result sometimes!

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Ani from Bordeaux, France

Superbe !!!

2 Feb 2012 6:50am

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Like butterflies in the fog! I love this!

2 Feb 2012 6:53am

Sterre from Netherlands

A fantastic result. well done.

2 Feb 2012 8:04am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

So subtle, so gorgeous

2 Feb 2012 8:08am

omid from mashhad, Iran


2 Feb 2012 8:14am

Sylvie49 capture image from Anjou - Maine et Loire, France

Toujours autant de douceur ... des petits cyclamens qui rendent très bien.

2 Feb 2012 8:51am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Soft and beautiful.

2 Feb 2012 9:16am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Great result, so delicate it almost isn't there!

2 Feb 2012 9:30am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

très belle photo, pleine de douceur et de finesse.
j'aime beaucoup.

2 Feb 2012 10:46am

Florence from Paris, France

Exquisite and soft as a caress. How sensual. Well done Barbara, this is a gorgeous shot (excellent process and compo).

2 Feb 2012 10:55am

Riccardo from Rome, Italy

Your're right!! This one is wonderful!

2 Feb 2012 11:41am

Mary from PA, United States

A soft whisper..a perfect description...love this image Barbara......Textures are a great tool and so easy to use.

2 Feb 2012 11:43am



2 Feb 2012 1:42pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

So wonderfully soft and feminine! This is wonderful Barbara! ;-)

2 Feb 2012 1:55pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Beautifully presented in such a delicate state!

2 Feb 2012 2:30pm

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Super Foto.

2 Feb 2012 3:06pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

I love this soft look too! I've been wanting to get a Lensbaby and try it out! And I'm glad you said that you try several textures , even ones that don't make sense at first- I'll be more experimental with them now! Your images are always an inspiration!

2 Feb 2012 3:06pm

Photographs by M.E. from San Francisco, United States

aptly titled - the soft tones and delicate image seems to really whisper! BEAUTIFUL.

2 Feb 2012 3:12pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

That is the perfect title for this shot. It is a whisper instead of a shout.

2 Feb 2012 4:50pm

Anita from West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States

Lovely soft focus and colors. You achieved a nice result with the lensbaby (wish I could use it but it makes me dizzy) and the post processing. I'm in complete agreement about experimenting with textures! Nice Work.

2 Feb 2012 5:21pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Absolutely beautiful. Just a touch of color!

2 Feb 2012 5:59pm

Tomas Turecek from Czech Republic

Like butterflies in a fresh sunny spring morning! Simply gorgeous, Barbara. Very unusual.

2 Feb 2012 7:24pm

janina from Melbourne, Australia

Yes, I like soft too...these are lovely. stars. :OD

3 Feb 2012 6:55am

Willie from Obdam, Netherlands

What a nice soft colors. Nice cropping.

3 Feb 2012 3:26pm

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Wow....delicate and lovely!

3 Feb 2012 3:37pm

Anita from Bretagne, France

Quelle douceur et poésie dans cette magnifique composition.

3 Feb 2012 3:50pm

franz from Baden, Austria

i like the result! besides, nothing you can do to cyclamen will diminish their beauty ... ;-))

3 Feb 2012 7:14pm

Gilles from Entre Bussy et Bruxelles, France

beautiful softness of the tones ... 5*

3 Feb 2012 8:35pm

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

this is some exquisit cyclamen picture, i love the bright and silky look!

4 Feb 2012 12:18am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

what a lovely shot

4 Feb 2012 6:38am

Steve from Camdenton, United States

Wonderful shot! Nice and soft, again, with a great depth of field.

4 Feb 2012 7:30am

Retalls de Vida from Barcelona (Catalunya), Andorra

preciosa! delicada imagen con unos colores preciosos

4 Feb 2012 12:40pm

Sien from Valkenswaard, Netherlands

Soo soft soo beautiful!!
Well done Barbara

4 Feb 2012 5:49pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Beautiful soft color photo, lovely use of focus.

4 Feb 2012 6:05pm

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

This is a dreamy shot....wonderful result for your experiments. Love watching you create, Barbara !!

4 Feb 2012 8:30pm

mimicy from Bordeaux, France

Des couleurs ravissantes et très romantiques pour un effet chimérique ... compliments pour cette superbe photo

4 Feb 2012 9:30pm

Ansie from Paarl, South Africa

so gentle, so beautiful!

5 Feb 2012 4:27am

gootchai from Belgium

Wouhaaaaaaaa!! tout en douceur!! j'aime+++++ c'est très beau et un cadrage parfait!!!

5 Feb 2012 9:18am

Chris Pereira from San Francisco, California, United States

wow, love the vivid color and the dreamy soft focus effect.

5 Feb 2012 9:37am

Karine from Loiret, France

Très poétique. C'est magnifique !!!!

5 Feb 2012 4:34pm

Véronique from Here & Now, France


5 Feb 2012 7:31pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Lovely tones ! Almost a poem

5 Feb 2012 7:46pm

PrairieGirl from Manchester, United States

So beautiful!

12 Feb 2012 10:27pm

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