Thursday, May 31, 2012

Photo Art Friday, June 1st - 3rd

Welcome, friends, to Photo Art Friday.


First of all, did you pick up your free textures this week?  If not, they are waiting for you here.

Our virtual photo art gallery opens for early birds every Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. EDT.  You are invited to link up art you have created from your photographs.  Each week you can post any art piece that pleases you or you can post a piece of photo art based on the weekly prompt.  More general guidelines are available by clicking on the tab under my header. 

The challenge/prompt this week, if you choose to take it, is that your art contain "bokeh".  If you are not sure what bokeh is, you can revisit the prompt and find an explanation here.


Peonies are blooming in profusion in my garden right now.  Here are a few photographs and some derivative artwork that feature white peonies and bokeh.




This photograph was sharpened and had Poster Edges applied to the flower (but removed from background).






Photograph sharpened and processed with a Levels Adjustment to increase white values





Sharpened - Levels Adjustment - Poster Edges   (Layer Mask to remove poster edges off bokeh)





 Same treatment as above with extra definition from two more sharpening edits





Same as above then Filter>Stylize>Find Edges - Blended in Exclusion at 100% - 
Filter>Stylize>Diffuse  -  RadLab stylets of Divine Light and Clarify (reduced opacity of both)

Yes, the bokeh, while still there, is basically ruined, but I love the transparency and light the editing created on some of the petals. 



Next week you are welcome to link up any piece of your photo art you choose

or

you can link up a piece of art edited to black and white




29 comments:

  1. all gret shots and nice editing. But I love the last one. It looks almost like the fabric flowers you can buy. :)

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  2. Your work is amazingly beautiful!

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  3. Bonnie I love these edits that you have done. You are a great artist!! Thank you so much for hosting this wonderful weekly event. Look forward to it every week!

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  4. I really LOVE how you have done the edges of the flower Bonnie!!

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  5. Hi Bonnie - beautiful white peonies! Ours are also in blossom here in Massachusetts. I tried your new link-up tool for facebook and it worked fine. Happy Friday, hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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  6. Bonnie, these are glorious! I love the edits you made. Thanks for sharing the process.

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  7. Your peonies are gorgeous, Bonnie! {sigh} I miss the peonies we had in our garden in Vermont... I'll have to try them here in Texas. Love that last edit, wow!

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  8. Beautiful peonies and lovely edits!

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  9. I love peonies, ours are late this year, I'm looking forward to seeing them! I love your creation as well as the original, both beautiful in different ways :)

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  10. Bonnie- fantastic! I am thrilled to have found your site and all the helpful info, tips, textures, and nice people. And I learned a new word- bokeh!

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  11. I just happened across your blog and was immediately hooked. Lovely work!
    :)

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  12. loving the peonies! my favorite flower. great blog. xo.

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  13. Gorgeous peony photos, and processing.
    Another week of great submissions!

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  14. Yes, the petals are really transformed on that last one. I used the golden bokeh this week and really like what it added to my edit, thanks again Bonnie!

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  15. First let me say your White Peony is gorgeous!
    I like the detail that you achieved in your photos and then that last edit, Wow, so pretty and so unique.

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  16. What great fun following along with your creative process Bonnie. And what beautiful results! Thanks for sharing!

    Cheers!
    Julie
    Julie Magers Soulen Photography

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  17. Hi! Thank you very much for uploading my photo in your meme. Your photos are very ceautiful. And I enjoyed other photos very much too. Sorry not using bokeh in my photo.

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  18. I am not going to be able to comment on all the beautiful photographs, but they bring some joy in to my sad heart.

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  19. Wonderful work again, Bonnie! Difficult to choose a favorite,- I like them all! Wonderful bokeh among the trees in the background!
    Wish you a great weekend:)

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  20. Thank you for the lovely textures, Bonnie. I can hardly wait to try them!

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  21. Just discovered your blog via the blog train- looking forward to exploring more of your posts!

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  22. I just found your blog and will definitely be posting some of my work here in the future. And I will be back to see more of what you have done with your photos. I've been using Photoshop for more than 20 years, but I was totally self-taught. Now that I am retired (from teaching art) I've been taking (free for Seniors) classes at my community college ---Illustrator, Photoshop, Digital Photography ---anything that interests me (and just about everything does) ---So I am improving my skills.

    I'l also check out your Zazzle store. Mine is at http://www.zazzle.com/Pro_Artz.

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While I do appreciate the honor, I do not accept awards or participate in assigned memes. Thanks for understanding. :)