Thursday, May 10, 2012

Photo Art Friday May 11th - 13th




It's time again for Photo Art Friday!!  Another opportunity to 'hang' your photo art in our virtual gallery and commiserate with like-minded photographers and artists!

It's a real privilege to host this showcase for creatives around the globe.  Aren't we lucky and privileged to be able to interpret the beauty of life and planet Earth with our photographs and digital editing?!!  Such a joy!!!


(Just click on the tab of the same name, under my header, if you need to check out the guidelines for participation in Photo Art Friday.)




This week we have the option of linking up any piece of photo art that tickles our fancy, OR linking a piece of photo art that features a horizon.  Easy peasy!  I chose the latter.




This image has two applications of my texture "Painterly" - blended in Hard Light at different opacities.  A Layer Mask was used to remove some of the texture from the water to restore a bit of its smooth appearance and to remove tint of mauve from the cement in the bottom right corner.  A Filter from my one month trial version of Photoshop CS6 Extended, called "Oil Paint" was then applied and its opacity reduced to 60%.  I'm really happy with the result.







This image received basically the same editing treatment as the previous image with only one application of pdpa Painterly texture, and with minor differences in adjustments of sliders. 

This image is looking south on the Richelieu River which drains from Lake Champlain into the St. Lawrence River on its way to the Atlantic Ocean.  The previous image is a shot looking north on the Richelieu River.  I pass by this section of the river all the time - living only two blocks away.  The babbling brook that runs through our property drains from a mountain spring into this beautiful river.






Next week's challenge options:

*  any piece of photo art of which you are proud

OR

*  a piece of photo art that features (in a strongly evident way) angles, lines or graphic elements.


34 comments:

  1. I think the first one is the better one. Wish I had been ble to do that treatment with my photo. It should have worked well on mine too. :)

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  2. I really atmosphere you've created with the textures in the first one. Great job!
    Stay inspired!

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  3. Beautiful edits, also the flower collage is a beauty, tried it out and it took many goes to get the right look..now that was a challenge. Cheers

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  4. I love these Bonnie, they really are like beautiful paintings :)

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  5. I love your Painterly texture.
    You have used it with wonderful effect here.
    Great job on both!

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  6. beautiful horizons bonnie! i am happy that i remembered to participate this week!!

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  7. [edit] I really [like the] atmosphere you've created with the textures in the first one. Great job! (excuse the poor grammar day lol)
    Stay inspired!

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  8. Your images are absolutely lovely - they definitely look painterly! I love this texture - it adds so much to already gorgeous photographs. The first one is my favorite - gorgeous!

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  9. Absolutely gorgeous images, Bonnie, well done! Thanks for the topic :)

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  10. Bonnie i reallly love what you have done with this painterly texture, and it is great applied. I have it in its own special little spot so I can find it really easy. This is lovely on your photo though!!!

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  11. Oh, these are just gorgeous!! Beautiful scenes and wonderful effect.

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  12. I like both!!!!!!!!
    I showed a backyard horizon and my bottle tree!!

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  13. Like beautiful paintings! Good job!

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  14. love the painterly texture - it might replace the old masters one as my goto texture. enjoyed horizons and took a very different approach this week

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  15. sorry i linked up for next weeks topic and than after for this week, when i saw others entries :) your horizon is wonderful!

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  16. ooooohhhh - your photos are really lovely. I feel like they actually stopped me in my tracks to admire them. I like the painterly effect. Thank you for hosting another Friday for us to share our work with each other!

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  17. Oh my Bonnie, this is probably one of my very favorites - stunning!! I really had fun with mine this week using some of your textures! I'm so glad I found this link up as you have opened my eyes to a whole new "art", thank you!

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  18. What is the problems on your website? I can't add my work of art?

    But your piece of art is gorgeous. Nice horizone.

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  19. I commented at about the time that the link up gadget disappeared from everyone's blogs so maybe my comment got lost too to I'll try again, and hopefully it's not a duplicate! ; ) Your photo art this week is one of my very favorites Bonnie, and I had so much fun with mine this week because I was able to use two of your textures that I won, thanks again! And you have opened my eyes to a completely different kind of photo art!

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  20. Oh these are delightful. That first one is so dreamy and romantic.

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  21. Bonnie, your photos are so moving! Excellent treatments!

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  22. Can't decide which I like best. They are both so interesting and unique. Interesting how so many of us chose darker, moody looking images this week. Thanks for being such a great host!!

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  23. Beautiful frames, I love those river views, stunning textures and colors!. Happy weekend.

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  24. As always,- you are doing magic, Bonnie! The first one is just wonderful! I have already been sitting looked at it, and its beautiful textures!
    Wish you a great weekend:)

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  25. Färgerna i texturen är perfekt till bilden. Tack för din fina kommentar. Ha de gott i helgen.

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  26. Gorgeous work Bonnie, thanks again, having so much fun taking in all the great work on display here. My eyes thank you very much:)

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  27. I love the first one too. Thanks for your wonderful inspiration Bonnie.

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  28. Just under the wire again. I wanted to wish you a Happy Mothers Day and tell you how much I love what you did with the two horizon photos you posted. They remind me of some old movies when the beautiful cinematography was of old terrain with few signs of civilization...of course now one can do so much more but you had me with the vintage look;)

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  29. Just under the wire again. I wanted to wish you a Happy Mothers Day and tell you how much I love what you did with the two horizon photos you posted. They remind me of some old movies when the beautiful cinematography was of old terrain with few signs of civilization...of course now one can do so much more but you had me with the vintage look;)

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  30. beautiful 'works of art' Bonnie!

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  31. Good morning - For some strange reason I haven't been able to find a place to add my friday art this time - and now it is closed ;( I wasn't simply not able to add this:
    http://www.starone.dk/b6/?page_id=234

    Anyhow - Thanks for the kindness :)

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  32. Beautiful work Bonnie! I love your captures and textures.
    Janet x0

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  33. Oh, I'm late again. But if you want, you can see my work with your textures here:
    http://joelsuma.blogspot.com/search/label/Foto
    Thanks for sharing your textures with us.
    LG joelsuma

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