Posts Tagged ‘ Totally Rad Textures ’

Wild Rose


Lightdance, May 6, 2011

I finally got around to whacking down the honeysuckle growth in our yard, and look at the pretty flowers I found hidden there. Even a yard clean-up offers a photo op! I used a Totally Rad texture layer as an addition to the background.


Back to Clematis

Purple Clematis

PAD April 23, 2010

There were no flowers on this Clematis vine climbing an iron trellis in the garden when light first broke yesterday morning.  Two hours later there were seven purple blossoms nodding in the breeze. I photographed them in case they decided to leave as fast as they came.  The texture layer is Totally Rad Dirty Pictures, Montana Starfire.


Ivy and planter

PAD April 8, 2010

I’m trying to decide whether to add geraniums to my patio planters this year. Bright red geraniums look pretty mixed in with the ivy, but they make for very expensive rabbit food! The ivy shot has a Totally Rad Dirty Pictures texture layer added, and a border from On One PhotoFrame.

Announcing the Good News


PAD April 4, 2010

Happy Easter!

Spring Trumpets

Infrared Daffodils

PAD April 3, 2010

This is an infrared shot of two of the hundreds of daffodils that are blooming in my yard. Why are there so many? Because rabbits do not like to eat them!  Adding the Totally Rad texture layer Lex Drillingham made a huge difference in this image.

Infrared Daffodils

Spring Trumpets - Infrared original

Regal Magnolia

PAD March 26, 2010

The saucer magnolia has many personalities, but when it is surrounded with the color of kings, it can only be called regal. I used Topaz Detail to bring out, surprise – the details! Totally Rad’s texture layer, Booty LaRue, adds a subtle, extra dimension. The unedited RAW version is shown below.

Regal Magnolia original unedited image.

Lone Tree

PAD March 20, 2010

I’m moving on from adding texture layers to flowers images, and finding other things are not as easy. The uncluttered background and simple shapes of flowers make almost every one a success. I found a very old image of a lonely tree in a field in Texas (or Oklahoma). I took the picture from a moving car, so first I used Topaz Simplify to overcome the  motion blur, then added the texture layer. This one is Lola Lovespell. I made a special trip back through LR>PS>Totally Rad so I could report on the name of the texture I used, since I forgot to note it on the image. I know that’s what everyone cares about!

I’m wavering on this one. I like the tree shape, the scattered leaves and the spectrum of color in the sky, but it’s pale, or too yellow, as though a dust storm was kicking up, maybe. The Simplify and texture layers definitely improve on the original. Opinions welcome, or just rate it 1 to 10. It’s interesting and informative for me to know what you think. I guess this is where I should put in one of those rating boxes, but I don’t think you can make the box choices go from “not so hot” to “it speaks to me”.

Tree on the Prairie

Lone Tree Original