Thursday, October 27, 2011

Photo Art Friday, Oct. 28th - Oct.30th







It's time for our virtual gallery exposition.  Have you brought a piece of photo art to showcase here?  If you haven't, you still have time to go and create one and come back and link up your art.  Photo Art Friday is open to all from the Thursday night before (at 7:00 p.m. EST) to the Sunday evening at 7:00 p.m. EST.

The pieces I have posted for this week's showcase are a composite of a texture (mine), a photograph given a painterly feel in PSE (mine), and a public domain image of a woman.  I can see much room for improvement - but these images will have to do, as is, for now.

Thank you to all who shared their creative works at Photo Art Friday last week.  "You just blow me away!"  Thank you too for all the good wishes re the health issues in my family.   They were much appreciated.

For next week's Photo Art Friday let's each try something we have never done before - something a little out of our individual comfort zone.  For example, if there is a technique you have been wanting to try, a Photoshop tool you have been wanting to master, a new form of photo art you have been wanting to experiment with, a specific tutorial you have been wanting to follow to produce something artistic, an effect you have been longing to create ... do it, and showcase a piece of photo art that is different from what you would normally produce! 

Don't worry about whether or not you have totally mastered the new effect you are trying.  Just link-up what you have done, give us a little information in your post about what you are trying to achieve, and your degree of satisfaction, your next anticipated step, challenges encountered, etc.  Then wait for the encouragement ..... and possibly feedback, suggestions, tips, possible resources, etc. to pour in.  Easy peasy!


If you are comfortable with this type of information exchange, we can become sources of learning for each other, as well as sources of encouragement.  Not all of us will need or want tips and suggestions, but for those of us still climbing a steep learning curve in the creation of photo art, this way of proceeding could prove invaluable.


So that folks who do not want suggestions or constructive criticism about their work do not receive unsolicited advice, I suggest that if you need feedback, tips, suggestions, etc., you ask for it in your post.  Thus, if someone does not ask for tips or suggestions, we proceed with our commenting as we always have done ..... and avoid giving unsolicited tips.  No one should feel any obligation to have to receive or to give feedback.  I welcome your comments about this suggestion.



21 comments:

  1. ...YOU just blow me away Bonnie with your wonderful creativity. I like how you have bought in a copyright-free image to overlay (the girl in white); this photo-art makes such an interesting picture.

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  2. Bonnie I think that your photo art is just awesome! I am pretty new to this, and would never have thought of using a public domain photo to overlay! Where do you even look for something like that??? Maybe that should be my project for the coming week! Anyway, think your photos for the week are soooo cool!!!!

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  3. Beautifully done Bonnie!
    Thank you for hostessing, and have a great weekend.

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  4. This is such beautiful artwork Bonnie! Just blows me away too!

    Thank you!

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  5. I am so blown away by your images. You are such a creative talent and a great inspiration to me and others.

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  6. I really like that top image Bonnie.

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  7. How fun, Bonnie! She's such a delightful image and goes so well with the flowers!

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  8. Oh I love this. You picked a wonderful photo to work with and the texture just adds so much. I love the bright yellow one a lot.

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  9. I love the idea and the feeling it gives me..

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  10. Wonderful artwork!
    Have a great weekend Bonnie!

    http://birgittasfoto.blogg.se

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  11. Really beautiful with excellent textures, colors, light and delicious. I like a lot, especially the first.

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  12. Gorgeous Bonnie, I especially love the second one.

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  13. Fun concept! Would make an excellent greeting card.

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  14. I'm gonna go and learn a texture for next week... (!!!) I have only done it once quite a while back and was a bit confused... but I mean, I have CS5 ... so thanks for the kick in the pants. I love the feel of your fairy!

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  15. the woman fits beautifully among the flowers. I think I prefere the second one.

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  16. Bonnie, I so love your entry for this Friday. Will you share how you did it? I never know where to get these images. I think your suggestion for next week is a good one.

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  17. What you do with these photos is truly amazing!!

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  18. I love what you've done with these, Bonnie. Perhaps a tutorial regarding using public domain photos (where you find them, etc...) is in your future? :)

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  19. If someone is blowing me away, it is you, Bonnie. Not only do you create stunning textures that I come to love more and more, your photo creations are fabulous and amazing, real beautiful art. Photo Art Friday has motivated me to play more with textures and I love it!

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