Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Tones on Tuesday #13 12.13.11

If you are like me, holiday tasks and traditions are beginning to or have already taken over :o). I hope you will still link up with Tones on Tuesday and continue to blow me away with your amazing photos. Maybe this can be another part of your holiday this year :o). Now, on with the showcases from last week...

Rohit at My Third Eye
The purple hue adds a vintage type feel in a new and interesting way. I love the lighting and the almost frozen in time feel brought out by the tones. Thank you for sharing Rohit!

Bokeh fascinates me and I love how Yvonne made her own star bokeh, amazing! I also love how the soft tones compliment the light. Thank you for linking up Yvonne!

There is something about this photo that seems to capture the essence of the holiday season and that sense of anticipation. I love how the tones and the slight blur add to the overall effect. Thank you for sharing Lisa!

Be sure to grab your this button if you were showcased! (button for linking up can be found after the guidelines)

Now it's your turn to share your photo with altered tones. Here is the guidelines for Tones on Tuesday:
  • The basic idea is to share one photo where you have altered the tones. Such as a black and white, sepia toned, selective coloring or colored photo. Feel free to share the original and edit, or just the edit.
  • Please share a photo that you have taken and edited yourself.
  • If you have more than one photo in your post please indicate which one if for Tones on Tuesday.
  • Please link up with your permalink and not your blog address.
  • Attach the Tones on Tuesday button to your post
  • Leave comments for the other participants, share the love :o)!
  • Have fun!
Disclaimer - By participating you give Scattered Horizons permission to share your photo on this blog. Photographers will be given credit for their work.

This weekend I got a tree, made a Christmas list, decorated and did some work so I wasn't able to do much shooting. I plan to take some bokeh shots tonight, but until then I leave you with a photo I took a few weeks ago in Eastern Washington where there was plenty of snow. There is something about snow that puts me in the holiday mindset even though there is never a guarantee that snow will be around in the Pacific Northwest during the holiday season. I went with a black and white edit to give a softer, nostalgic feel. I really like the result, what do you think?

Settings: ISO 400, 55mm, ss1/60, f/9.0 (full manual)
"Snow provokes responses that reach right back to childhood." - Andy Goldsworthy

Joining the link ups below. Be sure to check out the beautiful shots and join the Tones on Tuesday link up found further down!
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  1. Oh! Emily! I can't tell you how excited I am to have been selected! Thank you so much! I have posted your award, called my mother, texted my husband and joined your blog! YAY!!!! You have made my day by liking my little photo. Next week, I will keep your Christmas theme in mind. YAY!!! AGAIN...:)

  2. These are great picks emily, and I love your photograph here. Somehow, I just like snow scenes in black and white.

    Thank you so much for sharing this week at The Creative Exchange.

    Have a wonderful evening!


  3. visiting from sweet shot... i always have a hard time choosing... i like the original but the B&W definitely allows you to see the textures ... nice work!
    patty@ findingserendipity.com

  4. Hey Emily,

    So glad that you liked my work and found it worth a feature :)

    And tough pick between the b/w and the colour this week. I loved the b/w but I liked the ting of brown in the colour too.

    My Third Eye


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