The Daily Texture for 08/25/2015
Space Between Two Trees
I used this texture on the three owl images below, to give them a rich, dramatic tone, and because of the canvas texture, it helps to disguise things like extra grain and noise in the photo. When you apply a canvas texture to a picture with grain and noise, it actually absorbs some of that detail, softening things. I used the texture ON TOP of all of my owl photos. All were grainy and noisy, as I had to shoot at a high ISO in order to get these shots, since it was bordering on darkness when I took them.
On these photos, I didn't follow my normal process of masking away the background from the subject with the texture underneath. I placed the texture on top, in various layer modes and opacities, and also reduced saturation on some of the duplicate texture layers to keep colors under control. On some of the layers, if it made something too dark or too bright, I would mask away that area from that specific texture layer. This is a perfect example of how you can use one texture to create a series of work, all with a similar tone and feel...which is exactly what I was looking for with this series. Click on the images below to take a closer look at them on my website.