Thursday, July 31, 2008

Sky Watch: Vintage

The hubby and I took the dog for a walk yesterday, one because she needed the exercise (lazy dog), and two because I wanted to take some pictures. There is an empty field behind our development that is owned by the University of Illinois. They are doing some sort of prairie project, so it is currently filled with wild flowers. You can't go inside, but there is plenty of pretty flowers to see from the road.

In these shots I used a set of free actions I got from Mulletgod. The first one uses the vintage yellow action with the pencil sharpen action. The last two use the vintage white action with the pencil sharpen action. I created a duplicate layer for each and then toned down each action to about 75%.




For more sky shots head on over to the SkyWatch site.
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19 comments:

Luke Wiley said...

Great use of photoshop, the resulting pictures are great!
My Sky Watch Friday posts

Juliana RW said...

beautiful sky

Mine in here Thanks

picturing said...

well done

Hope you can Visit me also Thanks

lissa said...

the results are stunning and quite beautiful

fishing guy said...

Kim: Cool shots with the Queen Ann Lace.

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

You have done a fantastic job. It is a delight to see this... you have a wonderful blog!
Mountain Retreat Photos

Texas Travelers said...

Great sky watch photo and I like the Photoshop technique also.


Great SWF.

Our Sky Watch is Here.
Come visit the beach,
Troy and Martha

Old Wom Tigley said...

Great set of pictures here Kim and more great info..

Thank you for taking part in Sky Watch this

Tom :O)

CrazyCath said...

I like how the flowers are used to create a focus for the sky. Great shots.

Greyscale Territory said...

These pics are so very pretty! Wildflowers have such a beautiful sense of freedom!

shutterhappyjenn said...

Those flowers are so awesome! Great photos for this week's SWF!

Hope you can hop by my SWF photos in these blogs:
Jenn Was Here
Shutter Happenings

Thanks! Happy Friday!

babooshka said...

These are very ethereal, especailly the last one.

esnorway said...

great shoots have nice weekend

Brenda said...

Beautiful!

Pietro said...

Fine pictures.
The last one is so soft, almost impalpable.

Nita said...

What a nice shots! Mine is up as well. Hope to see you there! Have a great weekend!

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TomGu said...

Great shots and lovely flowers!

Louis la Vache said...

"Louis" enjoyed your Sky Watch contribution!

Christy said...

Very nice photos. I am just now getting around. For some reason my computer would not let me open up the links from the skywatch page on Friday.

Love the Queen Anne's Lace.