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Early Morning Surprise


Early Morning Surprise

I couldn't believe the breath-taking stillness that morning when I got up to this beautiful (altered) view. It was ... well, spellbinding (after I grabbed my cammera. LOL)

My inspiration for the LO came from Fall Into Enchantmentby Jo Brenneman and her reference to a LO by Ro called Look Up.

I had fun playing with the effects and filters menus and getting around them a little more easily. I never did find out after the fact which effect I finally ended up using on the photo. I'm sure it is listed in properties or image info somewhere. I'm not sure I used the same techniques as Ro and Jo but I think I like the results. The thing I worked on the most was trying to soften the beveled edges of the photos. I know I will try this technique again and will want the edges to be more subtle.

Supplies used:
my photo and PSE7 and word art from TCS Artisan Blue.



    Oh this is neat! The way you did this just added to the hypnotic feeling of it.
    Yes, Kay - as my DH would say, "you done good!" I love the photo, with just a little bit of color. And whatever filter(s) you used made the whole effect mysterious, rather ethereal. Wonderful!
    This is very Beautiful Kay!
    Kay, beautiful LO! I love the colors & the photos are awesome. I really like what
    you have done with the filters. Great job!
    This is an awesome layout - I just love how you duplicated the pics - very, very creative and a beautiful layout
    I love the way you've done this - really eye catching layout.
    Don't you just love early morning sunrises? The colors in your photo are so pretty, and playing with effects is so much fun. I like what you did to your layout. That layering really brings your focus in to the photo.
    I love the way you placed your pics in this layout - what a great idea! This layout is sooo serene and lovely. You should be very proud of it. Thank you for sharing it.
    Thanks everyone for all the great comments. You can see the before/after pic (well you've already seen the after :yippee: ) at my blog post. I love using my LOs to spice up my blog articles.
    This layout is beautiful. I love the alterations you have done to the photo and the technique you have chosen to showcase it.