Roses- and Moonlit Wind Turbines

My Mother’s Day flowers came just in time- I was running out of things to photograph for a still life!  This is my favorite shot so far of the beautiful roses given to me by my husband.



Since this is App-Happy Wednesday over at Keeping with the Times, I’m also including an iPhone photo.

This week, I got a fun new (to me) app called Distressed FX; I tend to pick new apps when I see others using them on Instagram.  I confess I fell in love with the app when I saw you could add flocks of birds to your photos.  Two things about this photo: 1) the subject is wind turbines in the moonlight (I’m kind of obsessed with photographing wind turbines on road trips) and 2) I wanted to fade the texture, but couldn’t find my original to blend with it (and besides, the birds would have faded too).  I know I could have done something with Adobe Photoshop Touch, but didn’t take the time to figure it out. I have a lot to learn!

Photo May 10- 9 43 20 PM

12 responses

  1. That first one is a beauty, Melinda…

    May 14, 2014 at 4:48 am

  2. Your roses really are breathtaking – I love the composition and texture. I also love your wind turbines – I did not know they could look so good! I’m going to do something similar with power poles… and DistressedFx is one of my favs – don’t know why I don’t use it more often … thanks for joining in the fun today, Melinda!

    May 14, 2014 at 5:59 am

  3. Great husband that give flowers on Mother’s Day, love that and your edit, did you use the DistressedFX on that also? The thing I don’t like about that app is just what you said it is too strong sometimes and I never seem to know how to work the sliders right or it probably is just me not knowing how to use them. I do like your edit of the wind machines and the moon and birds but agree a little too strong on the texture. I have a lot to learn on that app as well and taking into another app is probably the answer to that one as you said.

    May 14, 2014 at 6:18 am

    • Melinda

      Thanks, Barbara! No, the first one was with my DSLR and Photoshop- definitely much more in my comfort zone!

      May 14, 2014 at 6:32 am

  4. Gorgeous! The roses are beautiful and I love the texture.

    May 14, 2014 at 7:28 am

  5. My DSLR and Photoshop are more my comfort zone, too, Melinda! The roses are gorgeous! The wind turbine image has such a painterly effect! Beautiful.

    May 14, 2014 at 7:52 am

  6. Olivia Fulmer

    The roses are gorgeous! I love the softness of the image. The image of the wind turbines has such a painterly effect. It is beautiful.

    May 14, 2014 at 7:53 am

  7. Love love love that turbine edit! You can reduce the textures within DisstressedFx. and adjust contrast and stuff. I will try and do a tutorial on that for next week if I can.

    May 14, 2014 at 8:18 am

  8. I love the crop and edit on your roses! And your Distressed FX … well, you did a wonderful job. I haven’t played much with that one … all I need is more time to play with all these apps we’re sharing here at App Happy and at IG. … sigh …

    May 14, 2014 at 9:42 am

  9. Claudia Lowery

    I love the watercolor effect . It looks you put tissue paper on the canvas and then painted on top of it….

    May 14, 2014 at 1:31 pm

  10. Both are really great edits. Great crop on the roses. Visiting from Barb’s.

    May 14, 2014 at 3:47 pm

  11. The roses are beautiful, so “soft”. The turbines is interesting! i really like the texture. I just downloaded that app too, I need to play with it more.

    May 15, 2014 at 4:43 am

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