...it's time for another Texture Tuesday photo and the challenge this week
is the 'oh so SOFT edition.'
This is Isla dawg, watching raindrops. Or at least, that's what I think she was doing.
She's sitting on the very edge of a small dock about four feet above the pond. It was a new dock
and she'd never been out there before. I don't know if she'd ever looked down *into* water before...
she was fairly new to me at the time so I was still discovering
what she knew...and what she didn't...
like how she barked at waves,
didn't like to chew on hard things,
and lived for love over any other form of reward.
It was a gentle rain that afternoon and I was able to capture (what has turned into) one of
my favorite shots of her. Her white ruff is soft as an angora bunny...
that white triangle is such a symbol of her true nature.
It's also a symbol of how she doesn't like her picture taken, something else
I've learned along the way.
If the camera is pointed towards her, she will turn & often gives me her back...
I've re-worked this photo several times since taking it in 2009.
The straight out of camera shot is
so b.o.r.i.n.g. Here's a very lackluster interpretation I did back then...
isn't it just so darn obvious my struggle with digital?
Ha! charting my photographic genealogy!
One of the most exciting things in learning about all the tools available for the "digital darkroom"
is the newfound ability to bring an image around to the way the moment felt to me.
That was my joy in the chemical darkroom, too...
: : :
Today's tools? Kim Klassen's texture 'embrace' paired with a texture from
French Kiss from the 'Glorious Grunge Collection.'
Is it worth noting...I'm probably not *done* with this photo yet...
it may show up here again at some point, dressed in new textures. :>]]