It was funny, this Texture Tuesday's theme of Look Up brought me straightaway to this photograph taken in May of 2006, of a cottonwood tree. I have always loved photographing what I see looking up into trees... especially tall ones like this one.
Here is the original photograph with only a tiny bit of digital fiddling...
Then I played in Picasa and Picnik to put it into my Gratitude yesterday [15 October 2012]
The layer-by-layer HOW I did this in PSE8 is:
Background + Ctrl J Soft Light 80%
Zen Thing Linear Burn 74%
KK Providence Hard Mix 47%
That's it, that's all.
Very fun, one of these a day. I'm actually sort of sensing my way round Now...