Thursday, October 13, 2011

Photo Art Friday, Oct. 14th to Oct. 16th

Here we are again, about to take our weekly tour of the virtual photo-art gallery!  I'm so happy you have decided to join us, whether to showcase your art or to visit and soak up all the creativity on display. 

If you have just discovered this artistic showcase, you can read the guidelines for participation HERE.


Next week the sky's the limit.  Post whatever photo-art pleases you!

I have two different treatments of the same simple photograph of an orange Nasturtium flower to contribute this week.


This has one of my new Art-Easy textures applied, but you don't see it as I blended the two in Color Burn at 100% opacity and that blend mode 'burns' away most of the texture while adding great backlighting.  I couldn't resist the light or the drama! 



This version again has one of my Art-Easy textures applied and blended in Linear Light at 90% opacity.



Okay, dear friends, it's time to 'mount' your art on our virtual gallery walls.  Can't wait to stroll around and appreciate all the creative genius on display.  What sheer delight!!! 

Oh ... don't forget to pick up a bit of liquid refreshment in the virtual lobby.  You have your choice of sparkling water, white wine and some fine champagne.   Tea and coffee will be available later.   :) 

Since not everyone links up  their photo art right at the beginning of our virtual vernissage, do come back now and then to check out the later additions!

23 comments:

  1. That top one blew me away.
    Drama indeed.

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  2. These are wonderful Bonnie.
    The first one is truly amazing.
    So nicely done!
    Thank you for hostessing :-)

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  3. I absolutely love the vibrancy in these; amazing processing. Thanks for posting and hosting! Smiles. kareninkenai

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  4. Oh, Bonnie...did I have a great time with Drops of Jupiter and my pretty leaves! Thank you so much! I LOVE your nasturtium blossom in all its guises!

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  5. Very dramatic, I love the first one the most.

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  6. Both versions very dramatic and extremely beautiful. I'd venture to say that the second one is my favourite of all I've seen of your work thus far. It really draws me in, making me want to go deeper into the mystery of the texture and disolving world at the bottom of the flower. There seems a mysterious sort of symbollism to it.

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  7. These are gorgeous! Thank you for explaining what the various blend modes do to these images.

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  8. i also would say the second one has its own "something"... a mystery... where will it sink to?

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  9. Such wonderful photo art you make!

    http://birgittasfoto.blogg.se

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  10. I prefer the first photo too. It is wonderful texture work and it seems very old. Fantastic !

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  11. Wowza! These are so incredible and dramatic. Love the light in the first one, but the added texture in the second! Once again, so inspired!!

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  12. Wow! I like both of them. It's so interesting to see how the very same photo can be presented in different ways.
    Thanks for the textures. And, thanks for hosting Photo Art Friday.
    Have a good weekend.

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  13. Jennifer@threedogsinagarden
    I think that it is interesting that most people seem to prefer the first image that retains more of the flower shape as opposed to the second images where the flower melts away into texture. I can't decide between the two.

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  14. Thanks Bonnie! I used just minimal photo changing techniques... I so need to carve out the time and learn textures... Maybe when the weather changes. Right now, I spend a ton of time at the farm with my horse! :)

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  15. Wow these are amazing. So dramatic with the bold use of color but pretty awesome. I had a good time using one of your textures this week. Hope to play around some more once I learn how to operate some of the programs on the new computer. Have a great weekend.

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  16. I love the color and texture of those photos. Good flowers, very good!

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  17. So dramatic Bonnie, the colour and vibrancy are stunning. Teresa x

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  18. Powerful dramatic artwork. Fabulous!

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  19. Wonderful site ~ Excellent photos ~ thanks for hosting ~ Carol (A Creative Harbor)

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  20. I enjoy your dramatic photography editing. Also, I would like to thank everyone for such kind comments on my photo. This is by far the friendliest group I have been a part of.

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  21. Wow - I'm quite blown away by both of these pictures. The flower looks like it's on fire. mazing.
    This is the first time I'm linking my own photo to this site - it's quite exciting.

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