Today my Texture Tuesday post is a photo taken on the little island of Burano, Italy. I visited Burano in March this year and enjoyed the brief time I had there looking at these pretty colored houses. Somehow, the colors appeared to sit so well there, however I am not too sure if I could ever be this adventurous with choice of color on the outside of my own home. ( although I could easily go with palette selection of the first group of houses!)
Burano is a small island located about 45 minutes by ferry from Venice. It is a pretty fishing village with a populace of about 3,000 inhabitants.
Its little streets and canals are lined with bright pastel-colored houses. It has been said that these bon-bon colored houses have their origins in the fisherman's desire to be able to see their own house when heading home from a day at sea.
The group of houses I chose for my Texture Tuesday photo, are certainly some of the more subdued color choices on the island.
On this photo, using Photoshop Elements, I .....
1. Cropped the left side
2. Applied hue-saturation adjustment
3. Removed a pole and wiring using the clone tool
4. Added KK Mayzee texture, soft light 100%
5. Doubled up KK Mayzee, soft light 79%
6. Removed some texture on the hanging clothes.
7. Added KK Mayzee again, overlay 36%
8. Added a hue-saturation adjustment again
9. Added KK Warm Sun texture, with soft Light 100%
10. Added Soft Focus "effect".
Overall, the adjusted photo has a far softer, aged look compared to the original below.
The original photo.
These houses are more colorful! Totally gorgeous!
Pretty lilac colored house in a cobblestone square.
If you want to have a look at more texturing fun, please click on the Texture Tuesday logo on my blog side bar to take you to the website of our host, Kim Klassen.
Cheers for now,