On Textures and Boring Photos

Where The Fields Are Green

It's 18 minutes to midnight and I still don't know what to blog about. Ha! Oh, only 9 more days to go before the NaBloPoMo is over and then my beloved readers won't have to read my crap on a daily basis anymore. Just bear with me!

So. Um. I've been experimenting with post processing boring photos by adding texture layers in Photoshop. I'm kind of pleased with the results. It makes the boring photos a little less boring. I don't really follow any tutorials. I just do what I think would work. Though I must admit that some of the pictures are kind of texture overkill. Maybe I should stick to subtle textures. Anyway, this thing is so addictive that I just can't stop! But I'm sure I'll get tired of it soon. If you're also following my Flickr photostream, this is just another thing that you have to bear with me.

In case you're not following my Flickr photostream, check out this set to see what I'm talking. My favourite of the bunch is this photo. I took it in a place in Vancouver Island called Tofino last year during our two-week trip out West. It's such a beautiful place. I wish we had stayed there longer but we only got to spend two nights and even then the weather was crappy most of the time. Maybe we'll go back there again next year. You'll never know! This time last year, I didn't know that we'd end up buying a house the next year. Life is always full of surprises!

6 Comments

  1. Dave2
    November 22, 2008

    But I’ve been kind of lik­ing your dai­ly posts!

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  2. Firda
    November 22, 2008

    I do realise that I use “kind of” a lot but I kind of type it with­out think­ing and when I re-read the post, I always see so many kind ofs but I’m always too lazy to edit my posts. Kind of.

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  3. Lance
    November 22, 2008

    I’ve seen the Flickr pho­to set, and it’s amaz­ing. Oh, and your posts the­se past days have been the oppo­site of crap!

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  4. tia
    November 22, 2008

    love the pic­tures, fir­da

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  5. Sarah
    November 24, 2008

    Ha, I say “sort of” instead of “kind of”, and I also overuse “So,” at the start of sen­tences (even in essays) way too much!
    But that’s not why I’m here — I’m here to ask where you’re get­ting your tex­tures from? I have a cou­ple sit­ting wait­ing for me to fin­ish uni so I have time to play with them, but more would be good!

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  6. Firda
    November 24, 2008

    I got most of my tex­tures from CG Tex­tures. Some­day I’ll get around to mak­ing my own tex­tures…

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