Thursday, May 3, 2012

Photo Art Friday, May 4th - 6th

Welcome to this week's edition of Photo Art Friday! 

PAF is the original gallery showcasing photographs that have been digitally processed into art pieces.  Each week dozens of amazing artists, such as yourself, hang their works in this unique community gallery. 

One of the best things about our photo-art gallery (apart from the art, of course) is that we get to visit with other artists, sharing applause, encouragement, feedback, resources and recipes - in a non-competitive atmosphere. 

With the virtual champagne served each week, this showcase is truly like a vernissage* of your photo art in an e-gallery!  :)

(* 'Vernissage' is the French word for varnishing.  The varnishing/vernissage of a piece of art usually took place the day before the artist first exhibited the new piece.  The term is now used to denote a reception at a gallery for an artist about to show their work to the public.)

If you are thinking about creating a little 'vernissage' for yourself by hanging your art in the Photo Art Friday gallery, and are not quite sure what is required,  just click here.

This week we can, as usual, showcase any piece of photo art,


we can showcase a piece of photo art that references, in even the most oblique way, the title of one of your favorite books - any kind of book - within the bounds of good taste, of course.

I am showcasing a piece created based on Michel Kundera's work, The Unbearable Lightness of Being.  The book was published in the 1980s and is set in Czechoslovakia during the politically charged years of communist domination (1960s to 1980s).   I only liked the actual book - but I LOVED and continue to love the words of the title. 

A variation in the editing.

For next week's Photo Art Friday you can showcase any piece of your photo ART in our on-line gallery


showcase a piece of photo ART with a horizon.


  1. A fascinating image to look at.

  2. Truly beautiful work. I couldn't think of a book, but I did finally get your Paris texture and put it to work. :)

  3. I've never read this Bonnie, but like you, I really like that title.
    Your work here is wonderful.
    Thank you for hosting!

  4. I saw the movie!!!
    I love your floating image, beautifully rendered!
    Have a nice weekend!!!!

  5. I agree with you about the title, beautiful words! I wasn't too enthusiastic about the book either. Very stunning photo, it's wonderful!

  6. OOOH! Beautiful photo, it is excellent this beautiful and poetic composition. Greetings.

  7. FANTASTIC peace of art. This is one of my favourite :))

    Lovely weekend to you!

  8. Bonnie, your image is beautiful! It suits the book title to perfection...lovely!

  9. Your interpretation of this book title is perfect!
    This was a tough challenge...and I failed.
    Just like you said in a previous post, I, too, couldn't come up with
    an appropriate photo or even a doable idea for a photo.
    You eventually were successful though!
    Great job!

  10. Awesome work here Bonnie, It's very moving. I love the rich tones in the 2nd version and the image of the woman is just fascinating. Never read the book though but the title is pretty cool.

  11. I like both versions but the colourway in the final version is really great. This was a tough challenge but I really enjoyed doing it, made the brain cells work a bit harder than usual - thanks

  12. Wow Bonnie, this is just stunning and dramatic!

  13. I love the first version. So soft and just perfect!

  14. Bonnie, thank you for hosting this inspiring theme. It was one of those serendipitous occurrences for me, bringing together a book I was immersed in this week (though not destined to be a favourite)with a recent series of photographs I'd been making, and a recurring memory.

    What a wonderful illustration of The Unbearable Lightness of Being! I agree, it's a fantastic title (I hated the movie). I particularly love the impact of the second version of your image, how it underlines the ethereal quality of the woman about to float away.

  15. wow...these are positively magical! and very inspiring! I aspire to be able to create such wonderful work as this some day!


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