Saturday, August 20, 2011

Photo Hunt - Drink

My first thought for drink was wine of course... but I decided to go for something just as healthy and tasty in a different way.  This is a glass of Green Goddess juice.  How do  you like the look of that drink?  It's a mixture of cucumbers, zucchini, lots of spinach, pineapple, green apples, and a lime.  The lime gives it that great limey kick and makes it thirst quenching to me as well.  It's all run through the juicer and then I pour it over ice in a nice glass.  Voila!  Drink up!

I don't know too much about juicing, so if anyone does this a lot can you tell me what the true benefit of it is?  It just seems strange to me that you take all that wonderful pulp out of the food to make a juice when it seems that the pulp is what is really good for your system.  Any thoughts?


Saturday, August 13, 2011

Photo Hunt - One

One lone bicyclist on one of the hottest days of the Summer on the shores of Lake Michigan.  This was taken on Tuesday, August 2 at the Northwestern University campus in Evanston, IL.  That white sky was the haze from the clouds and humidity.  At least she was getting a little breeze riding her bike in that hot sticky air!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Still life with Flypaper textures added

I have seen some beautiful photos reworked with the "Flypaper" texture Summer Painterly series added to the original.  I love the effects and finally had the time to buy the pack.  
The upper left photo has the Nuriel Clouds and Brushed Rose textures added in Photoshop.  I used a combination of multiply and color burn and added a mask to one layer to lighten up the vase a little.  I did not want to bring it all the way back to the whiteness of the original but rather keep that same tone from the Nuriel Clouds texture.    I only added the two textures because I like to keep things simple.  Sometimes less is more.