Blue Leaf

Processed in Photoshop Elements with the Difference Blending Mode.  Adjusted for levels and sharpness.  Some cloning was done and finally framed.  I liked the way the grass added so much texture to the smoothness of the leaf.

Camera settings: Canon T1i, F/5.6, 1/60 sec., ISO 400, focal length 49 mm.  No flash.

Handmade Texture

I love textures.  This was made using my Christmas present Wacom tablet.  I started with a medium brown base layer.  After that, I applied rough brush strokes in a shade lighter and a shade darker on a separate layer.  Floral brushes in black were applied next and this 3rd layer was set on overlay.  The fourth layer was off-white brush strokes all over and set on opacity 20%.  These layers were flattened and this created my texture.    The texture was applied over a rose leaf with raindrops.

The rose leaf was taken using ISO 800, F/3.5 and 1/80 sec.  The texture was placed in a layer above the photo and set on blending mode Overlay.  Hope you like it.