Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Theme Thursday - Texture

This week's theme is texture, which I will admit has caused me a significant amount of stress, given that I have never attempted texture...well, ever. But I thought that I would have plenty of time to figure it out and perhaps not totally embarrass myself when I showed you what I managed to come up with.

And then I became horribly, utterly, and violently ill. Which can only be described as no fun at all. I wanted to die. But because dying seems like a fairly poor choice, I have persevered to present to you my first attempt at using texture. Which, due to aforementioned illness, has taken me hours. Not because I am THAT slow, and only due to the fact that I can only sit upright for approximately 5 minutes at a time.

But despite whatever the (*$% is wrong with me the plague, I have to admit that, like all the other cool kids, I am totally in love with texture. And I am excited to learn how to use it while not simultaneously wishing for death to use it. So here it is, my first attempt...

Bennett (2) with texture


Please, be gentle.

For more fantastic use of texture, head to Stacy's!

15 comments:

Brittany said...

Ohhhhhh! I loveee it!!!!!!! You seriously did a wonderful job! Mine is up, and is also my first attempt! :)

Oh...and I have been violently ill, as well... Today is the first day since Sunday I was even able to really do anything. My poor neglected children... and my poor family, because I really couldn't even shower. I know, TMI... but it's true! ah! I now smell good and can sit upright.

Hope you,too, smell good and are sitting upright!!!

Stacy said...

Well, first off, I hope you feel better soon! Wanting to die because you are sick is just not fun.

Secondly, you did a very nice job with your first attempt. It is nice and subtle and you chose a great shot of your little cutie for it.

Killlashandra said...

Wonderful first experiment with textures. You did a nice job giving the background a sandstone blurred look. And it's subtle, which is all the picture needs to draw the eye right where you want it to go.

Khrista said...

Very well done! Cute image!

Lara said...

love the shot - beautiful use of texture to make the subject really shine. :)

Bonnie said...

It's perfect !! I love that the texture is so subtle. and the shot of him is just adorable !!

kim said...

I think it's great! I love the slight desaturation you used. It's wonderful, especially for your first attempt.
Hope you're feeling better soon.

Jessie's Attic said...

I love it. It is nice and clean looking and your cutie just stands out!

Christina said...

That's your first time playing with textures ever? Well, evidently you're a natural because it's beautiuful! Adorable photo, perfect texture. Well done! And now that you've started you won't be able to start. ;o)

Christina said...

Ack, that's supposed to be "won't be able to STOP!!"

carrie said...

yeah - you'd never tell it was your first attempt - i love it!! i love how subtle it is, i'm a big fan of soft and subtle. nice work.
and feel better soon!!

Golightly said...

Very nice first attempt. I absolutely LOVE texture too! Isn't it fun! I like how sweet and subtle is it.

chickadee said...

i'm eager to try actually applying textures rather than just taking pictures of jelly.

Dawn said...

Beautiful, both your photo and your sarcasm. :)

Maya said...

Wonderful first attempt!!! I hope you feel better soon!