A well known local view, between Alnwick and Rothbury in the border county of Northumberland, also appears in one of The Hobbit film posters! The 'fold' was created in Photoshop and the page curl in Paint shop Pro. On a nice day you can spend quite a time here admiring the view of the Cheviots and the Simonside hills. One of my favourite places!
The two hyacinths were shot in my kitchen with the window behind the flowers, the blue one has one of Kim Klassen's textures added (edith) whilst the pink one has one of my textures. The snowdrops were seen in Hulne Park in Alnwick on a warm day before the snow came in from the east reminding us that it's not quite spring yet.
Having seen various masks on different blogs, I decided to have a go at creating one myself. In Photoshop I opened a new page and using various sizes and shapes of brushes created the mask shown above. With an image of a hydrangea the first mask layer is Lighter Colour 75% and the second layer, using the same mask, is Difference 75%.
Please feel free to have a try using the mask on one of your own images - just link back please!