Another day off from school due to ice and snow. This morning, I took advantage of the time off and scheduled a couple of medical appointments my doctor had ordered. Routine stuff, no worries here. The roads were fine when I left at 7:45 but the walkways were icy and they remain so. Driving is fine but a thick coat of ice still clings to everything.
When I got home, I visited a few blogs and got all kinds of excited over a beautiful photo with texture that I saw on Mary's blog. Mary explained where she found it and I visited that blog too, quickly adding it to my blogroll. I've been wanting to try to incorporate texture into my photography and now I know how. I still have an awful lot of learning to do, and this is only my first attempt. But, like Mary said, it's much easier than I thought it would be. The instructions are here. I think the most difficult part is choosing a photo that will lend itself well to the many textures that are available.
I tried it first with a couple of other pictures but didn't like the results until I came to this one. The original photo wasn't anything to write home about and I thought it was even a little out of focus. But I like it with this effect.
I'm afraid I've found another addiction. As if mosaics aren't enough.
Until later, my friends . . .