look ma, no hands


thats a rooftop at the cloisters
 up in fort tryon park
 a subway and bus ride
 from the uws

 took this
 the first time
 i
 'traveled'
 with my friend mary

  many of you
 have asked after her
sent her well wishes
she is indeed
 on the mend
 back at work

   i had nothing prepared here 
to share
 but
 last evening
 (really right now, but not the right now you are in right now)
 i sat with lisa's excellent instructions
 a photo that needed nothing
but
  i like it 
i added
 a texture
 lisa shared with me 
called brest 

i messed up
 'brushed' away
too much
 so
 i added pixel layer
and 
 cloned it back!

 - look ma, no hands -

i didnt cry once!

have you fought photoshop and won?

21 comments:

  1. you fought a good battle and won! Lovely photo.
    Glad Mary is on the mend-

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  2. glad your pal will be OK


    ALOHA from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral
    ~ > < } } ( ° > <3

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  3. Lovely texture work, very subtle.

    I'm so sorry to hear that your trip had to be postponed. I hope Mary recovers quickly and you are able to find a new time to go soon - and that the weather then will be far less cold and rainy than it's been lately!

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  4. The texture is great. I haven't conquered Photoshop at all ... I should really make a go of it.

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  5. Nice pic, You 1, PS 0. I haven't tried it yet. I have Corel Draw, way too complicated for me.

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  6. The sky in the photograph looks painted. Interesting.

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  7. Daryl, such fun playing with Photoshop. I think I enjoy that as much as I enjoy taking the shots!
    Glad to hear Mary is on the mend!

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  8. Good news!!!!! I haven't taken that leap to mess around just yet. I will eventually :). Smashing shot.

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  9. i have fought with photoshop and won by kicking it to the curb and never looking back :)

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  10. I have a good relationship with Photoshop. But we're not sleeping together or anything.

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  11. And I'll bet you didn't punch your screen either!
    It looks wonderful, Daryl.
    That bit of yellow in the texture really brings out the yellow in the vine.

    I absolutely love Photoshop, but you probably know that! :-)
    I won't say it came without "some" frustration (and crying) though, but it was so worth it. xo.

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  12. with no hands, you did a fantastic job! bravo!! ;-)

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  13. I have lost a few battles with Photoshop Elements. I can only imagine what a mees I could make with the full version...

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  14. I have yet to purchase photoshop but this may be the year. I love the Cloisters museuam, the city has so many great ones. Lovely photo, as always!

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  15. I don't know a thing about Photoshop but at first glance I could have sworn that was a honeysuckle plant. (It probably isn't but the white and yellow flowers certainly look like the wild honeysuckle that grows around here.)

    No matter what, I love the lines of the brick with the curves of the roof bridged by the wildness of the plant.

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  16. yes I have, but now I hardly ever use it because I have gotten lazy.
    this is very pretty Daryl.

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  17. Never. And is that honeysuckle growing at The Cloisters? Already?! Happy Spring!

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  18. I play around alot with the different apps on my ipad and on my phone...but photoshop just made me totally crazy.

    Glad your friend is going to be ok!!
    xo

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  19. Good heavens no, Photoshop is way too technical pour moi! But I do have 'play dates' with Picasa now and then:)

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  20. I've been playing around with Photoshop but usually I end up preferring the original:)

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