I am taking Kim Klassen's new ecourse 'Beyond Layers'. It is a fab course that goes for 52 weeks full of inspiration and photography. As you well know by now I am a big fan of Kim's work and am thankful that I found her as she is how I discovered textured photography.
Kim challenged us to texturize an image with simplicity in mind. Well, I have to say that I had a hard time with that concept! When I add texture to my photos I go all in. I love to use "multiply" blend mode and grunge everything up. Although I do love to look at images that are simple and soft I just never thought I could do it.
Well, the image above is my attempt at simple. I used a photo I recently shot along the walk trail with alot of negative space. I actually shot it in manual mode trying to get a lovely blur effect which I think I succeeded at. I added 2 layers of Kim's 'awaken' texture set to soft light at 100% opacity. Then I added the text expressing the words that popped into my head at that moment.
I will be sharing more about this class as I go along.
Hope you enjoy this monday inspiration!