Monday, September 14, 2015

Mosaic Monday #59 - Playing with Texture

I decided to play with texture this week.
My best example, a tree with craggy bark that can hide insects for hungry birds and critters. 
Then I put my macro lens on the camera to pick up the feather of a bluejay and the interesting bark from a couple of other trees.
Why not add a photography texture over the photos.....
There is still lots of texture in the garden from a clematis seed head holding little rain droplets to the puckered leaf of a hosta with bigger water drops. 
If anyone wants to play with texture too, PicMonkey has some fun ones choose from. Above is one of the textures from their 'space' option. My mosaic templates are also from PicMonkey.

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45 comments:

  1. Hello, Judith!
    Oh my, what an inspiring post! Your photos are gorgeous and the textures you added are really interesting. What is the tree in the first photo?!!
    I don't feel very comfortable with online editors, but perhaps I really should try PicMonkey sometimes.

    Thank you for hosting MM and have a great week!

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  2. Good Morning, Judith! What a great post and wonderful images. I love the textured bark and droplet images. I have never played around with texture, I should try one day.. Thanks for hosting, have a happy new week ahead!

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  3. What a fun topic. Texture adds such interest. I've always found tree bark interesting, from the craggy oak to the smoother ironwood. Thanks so much for hosting Mosaic Monday, Judith.

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  4. Amazing textures Judith, it is incredible what you can see when you look close up isn't it!! To answer you question, no, I don't feel obligated to join your link, I hope that it is OK that I have. Just by chance this week and last that I have had posts to link! Hope that you have a great week. xx

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  5. Texture makes photos so interesting. There is so much to do to digital images now and so many great places to use.

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  6. I love texture Judith and that bark is fabulous. Picmonkey is a great way to play with texture....I enjoy playing with it and hope to play more with textures in the future...

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  7. Do you not just love having fun with Pic Monkey? I have used it a few times and enjoy it. Last week got so away from me and I almost did not even post this week, but had a draft ready to go. I enjoy textures and photographing them as well, and your shares are wonderful. Tree bark intrigues me, so many different kinds and I also enjoy touching it, yes I hug trees, well sometimes. Have a wonderful week Judith and thank you~

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  8. Good work with your camera and photo editing! Very interesting and inspiring! Thanks for hosting!

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  9. You gave us some beautiful examples of texture. I love the added effects in Picmonkey. Happy Monday, Sis! Hugs, Diane

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  10. Oh, this looks like fun! I don't have a mosaic ready but I really enjoyed seeing all of these! Have a lovely week!

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  11. Very very nice.
    Thanks to your inspiration I am going to have to find some more play time -- ; )

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  12. I love the raindrops on the leaves. Thanks Judith and have a great week. :-)

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  13. I like the feather and the water droplets best. Yes, it's fun to play with textures sometimes. The images look more interesting. Have a great week!

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  14. Wonderful what you've done with texture. Natural and post-download. Want to play with pic monkey too! So many exciting new possibilities! Life is good. Thanks for hosting and for giving me so many new ideas!

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  15. Hi Judith,
    It is fun to play with textures......I need to learn more about it!
    Hope you had a great summer.

    Thank you for hosting,
    Carolyn

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  16. Thank you for sharing this useful tip! Happy mosaic monday to you too!

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  17. Must check out pic monkey. I put my texture photos on a Tumblr blog, not sure I can share there. Will have to check it out.

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  18. I never tried using texture on my photos, Judith. It is something new to try someday when I have time to spend exploring it. Your flower photo looks very pretty with the texture finish.

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  19. Looks like texture fun. Will have to try.
    MB

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  20. It would be interesting to see what insect homes hide in the cracks.
    Lovely colours in the last image....

    Happy Mosaic Monday Judith!
    Ruby

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  21. Lots of great textures. Isn't PicMonkey fun!

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  22. Love that first bark photo! You've got some great texture shots Judith. Enjoy your week :)
    Wendy

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  23. Oooh...I love playing with textures too...getting in just as close as I can to see things not normally seen with the eye. Your photos are a wonderful....I especially like the center of that clematis bloom with the water drops and I really like that effect from Picmonkey! Thanks so much for hosting, Judith, and have a great week!

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  24. Your textures are neat - and isn't playing with Pic Monkey a riot? I can spend so much time just watching their tutorials and playing with all their options!

    Thank you for the party, so glad I could make it this time around! Hugs! Have a wonderful week. ♥

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  25. Beautiful photos and I really like the last 'purple' one with the textures added. Have a good week!

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  26. That texture from Picmonkey is so great. I haven't tried that one yet. I just love Picmonkey

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  27. Nice collection of textures and great job of photographing them. It is amazing what a person can see if they really look closely at nature.
    Thanks for hosting. Enjoy your evening.

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  28. Love your texture photos.Thank you Judith for Mosaic Monday 59. I love Pic Monkey and mixed it up a bit with Photo Collage too.

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  29. Cool shots, Judith! I also use PicMonkey for my mosaics but I've yet to try its special effects. Thank you for hosting and have a great week!

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  30. Lovely post and photos . I like using Pic monkey to . Thanks for sharing , have a good day !

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  31. Wow, I can hardly believe that first one is bark! It looks like some sort of cement or concrete cave! Love texture ... haven't thought to play around with texture and photos, but what a fun idea!

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  32. Judith, Texture is one of my favorite subjects for macro photos. Love the texture from picMonkey. Sylvia D.

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  33. Interesting post. Love the clematis seed.

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  34. Hi Judith - Lovely job on your Mosaics as always!

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  35. textures are wonderful! have a great week

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  36. Hello,Judith.
    There is more to learn with Pic Monkey!! Thank you Judith.
    Your textures are beautiful.
    Have a happy day.

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  37. Your before and after collection is a perfect addition to your talents, Judith!!...:)JP

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  38. Textures are a great subject for photography. The tree bark is really wonderful, so full of craggy detail. Love the feathers, too.

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  39. That is fun! I like the way that looks!

    Deanna

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  40. You're so good with your camera, Judith, and also with PicMonkey. I admire your creativity!

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  41. I just love your photos. I have never been much with a camera. I need to explore my options and learn! Thanks for sharing. Hope you have a good week.

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  42. I use PicMonkey too, and adjust almost all my photos with it b/c I don't have a camera. I use my IPhone to take pics. Love the bark, and that clematis seed head with the water droplets. I think taking pictures makes you more aware of the natural beauty all around us.

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  43. I think this is a wonderful post and the photos with the water droplets are beautiful. I am captivated by photos like that. They are so dramatic. . .waiting for the drop to fall! Wishing you well!

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  44. What a fun idea! I find photos with water droplets refreshing. You did a very nice job. I meant to link up with you this week, but didn't make it. Have a great week.

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