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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

A dreamy Tuesday . . .


"Dreams are illustrations . . . from the book your soul is writing about you."

- Marsha Norman

{Kim Klassen textures: Cora and Isobel}


For Texture Tuesday Kim's theme for today is dreamy or dream-like, so I decided on a photo I took in January of a sunrise.  I wouldn't normally add a texture to a sunrise, but this was one of my attempts to "paint" a sunrise with my lens with the anticipation of using textures to make it even more painterly. I think her new Downtown collections are perfect for doing this. Early morning before the sun rises over the horizon allows me to use a slow shutter speed to get a nice blur (while hand holding the camera). Before adding the textures, I overlayed another sunrise photo and only added back in the birds I wanted in the image. This comes pretty darn close to what I had in mind when I took this, a soft water-colored effect.  


{Kim Klassen textures: Edith, Violet, Cora and Anna}

But, I also couldn't  resist playing with this from my last trip to Lowes. It was really late in the afternoon and the sun had finally decided to show itself. The beautiful golden glow of the background is courtesy of the sun bouncing off of one of their white walls and as soon as I saw that glow, I was on the hunt to find something to put in its frame.

Well, that's about all I have today. Here it is only Tuesday and I already feel like it should be Friday. Or maybe I just wish it were Friday? 

Love, Kim
XO



43 comments:

Kathryn said...

Beautifully dreamy and that quote is one of my all time favorites. In fact I've written it in my journal this year.

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

PURE MAGIC Kim.
The colours are breathtaking - you paint with your camera!
Shane ♥

Tamar SB said...

First - love that quote - second you have such an eye for texture and details!!

Tammy said...

Your photos are beautiful and you did an amazing job with the texturing! And yes, it feels like it should be Friday to me, too. :)

Cathy said...

wow that sunset photo is really stunning!

Kim Cunningham said...

Seriously stunning! I love these both, but I would take that first one and put it in a big ole frame! Have you considered selling prints?

Agnes Fegan said...

Visiting from Texture Tuesday ... I absolutely love your sunrise image.
(the floral is beautiful too).

Anne Camille said...

That sunrise is gorgeous! It really does look painted. So dreamy and beautiful!

travelintoadventure@gmail.com said...

What clever idea - and with the birds - it does look like a water color painting.. like this very much!
Hugs

Pride In Photos said...

The ocean posts are so dreamy girlfriend!!! How far are you away from the water in your town? Two teenagers in your home huh? Your a brave woman...

Brenda said...

You definitely captured the dreamy watercolor effect - simply stunning!

Kathy said...

Oh Kim...yet another photo of your that literally makes me sigh. Love what adding that texture did to your already fabulous photo.

Deanna said...

Oh I LOVE that first image...it is definitely dreamy.

Lavender Cottage said...

Both are stunning photos, but I like the top one best.

Linda Kittmer said...

These truly are dreamy. I especially love the first shot with the bird soaring through it.

Barbara said...

Both are marvelous, love you did the sunrise, fun exercise in using a slow ss.

sherrygaley said...

Such a dreamy, exquisite sunrise. Wonderful technique and result!

Gracie said...

Beautiful! I love the first image, that just screams "dreamy" to me. Beautiful effect.

Gracie O'Tripp said...

Beautiful "painted" sunrise.

kelly said...

love, love the combinations of textures you've used. so beautiful!

Sherri B. said...

Absolutely lovely...and I love that quote, too!

Jeanne said...

I totally love that sunrise photo and agree that that the texture you you used made even more of a lovely effect! Also, what a great quote. I had never heard this before, but will be sure to write it down in my journal.

Southern Gal said...

Just so gorgeous.

Kelly said...

Kim!!! that painterly effect is gorgeous and what a beautiful golden glow on the blossoms.

Evelyn S. said...

Hi Kim! FABULOUS dreamy images...both of them. I do love that water image with the wooden pilings. And you found that darling flower at Lowes?

patty said...

both are lovely, kim... but that top photo!! oh my goodness! stunning!

Marilyn said...

Both are really stunning. I'm in love with the sunset pic and your quote.

Jade @ Tasting Grace said...

Oh pretty! Those are indeed dreamy!

Linda said...

Oh my! I can't decide which one is my favorite! When I saw the sunrise picture I loved it then I saw the flower picture and I loved it! Excellent work as always my friend!

xo,
Linda

Nicki said...

That first picture is absolute perfection and your edit is incredible.

Becs said...

Both images are beautiful - I especially love the sunrise shot, gorgeous.

Linda/patchwork said...

These are both beautiful.
But, that first one, with the soft water colors, is outstanding.
Wow....

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Beautiful images and edits. The sunrise with the flying birds is superb!

Rosie Grey said...

How wonderful - that sunrise is breathtaking! I love your processing - it does look painterly and dreamlike!

Janet Bocciardi said...

That first shot is pure you. You really should use it in some way for branding. : ) Magically dreamy...

Linda R said...

WOW!! I just love the way these turned out. Pretty awesome editing here my friend.

Hugs~

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Gorgeous sunrise and perfect for the texture. Valerie

Kia said...

Simply a gorgeous dream! :)

kathyinozarks said...

your sunrise looks like a watercolor painting-I love it. flower is very pretty too-

Cathy H. said...

Gorgeous dreamy images! The sunset is so soothing! It makes me relax just looking at it!

Gina @ Kleinworth & Co. said...

INCREDIBLE- that first shot is so breathtaking.

Roxi -Coppercurls Designs said...

i absolutely love that ocean photo. I would have it hanging somewhere for sure.

Anita Johnson said...

Dear Kim,
It has been way too long since I visited your beautiful blog. I'm not a texture fan, but I have become one because of the beautiful way you use them...to add to the photo, not overwhelm them. Your photos are stunning! I'm so sorry to hear about what you are going through with your son's health. I too have been on a health journey...high inflammation markers and achy joints. We have ruled out a few things and are looking at others.As I close out this comment I will pray for you and your family, especially your son...prayers that our great God will strengthen and hold you...

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