We had a lovely visit with old friends this weekend, and my downstairs got a good cleaning, to boot. Cleaning is hard work, man. And some day, I swear, I am going to hire a cleaning person to do all this grunt work. But I digress.
Because this post is about swirls.
One particular swirl, at that.
After working on the house all day Saturday, followed by grocery shopping, I had a nice relaxing cup of tea in the late afternoon out by the garden. I looked to my left and immediately saw this beautiful morning glory swirl.
I had to capture it. And while doing so, I decided to capture it using different angles and backgrounds because when I turned in different ways, the colors would change. In the photo above, for example, the red tint comes from the leaves on the dogwood tree at the edge of the woods.
Tonight, while I waited for the dinner to cook, I played with my pictures in Photoshop, using actions from Red Leaf Studios and textures from Shadowhouse Creations and Les Brumes.
For the two photos above, I used the Velvet Sage action from the soft vintage collection at Red Leaf along with a texture from Shadowhouse Creations called Raised Effect. You can find them here:
I like this perspective. I’m also fooling around with another watermark – something I do all the time. Not sure about this one, however.
I used the Cocoa Mais action from the vintage collection at Red Leaf for the photo above and a texture from Les Brumes that I found on Flickr.
I started back to work today, part-time in the afternoons. I’m not sure how it’s going to work out for my husband. It’s only for a few hours a day, though. So we’ll see.
Some of the teachers came down to the office after they heard me make an announcement over the loud speaker. And some called me on the intercom. And guess what?
Until tomorrow, my friends . . .