Thursday, July 12, 2012

Photo Art Friday, July 13th - 15th


Welcome to Photo Art Friday!

Have you been a frequent PAF gallery visitor but have not yet hung a piece of your own photo art on our virtual walls?  Well ... wait no longer!  We are a friendly bunch here, always enjoy a fresh perspective, and are just waiting to welcome you.  Click on the Photo Art Friday tab under the header.  All the easy guidelines for participation are there.

As usual you can post ANY piece of photo ART that pleases you, or this week you can share an image that features "fencing".  I have selected the latter:


(click on image to enlarge)

The above image is a composite created with one of my textured backgrounds and at least five of my own photographs.  They are all high resolution, so I can print this composite and be sure of a decent result.  Had I used any low resolution photos procured from the web, it would adversely affect the print-worthiness of the entire piece.  If you are making composites just to share on your blog, low resolution components are fine to include.

Let me tell you a bit about the various components in this piece.  The building on the left with fencing all around is the Russian Consulate here in Montreal.  There were cameras attached to higher parts of the fence (not visible here) that were taking pictures of me taking pictures of it!  The stone stairs on the right were just a stone's throw away from the Russian Consulate.  Other buildings and fencing were photographed in different areas of the city.

For this collage to really tell a story, it needs some human-related images and  a few variations of this composite were made where I inserted statues on the stairs and people on the sidewalks.  That's one of the great things about making digital collages, they are so easy to add to or subtract from ... so many variations possible on a theme. 


Here's another piece of photo art featuring this week's prompt of 'fencing':   

 Anything look familiar?   The fencing/gate in this photo was inserted in bottom-center of the collage above.  Editing steps for this piece of photo art follow.







Before the application of Radlab stylets, I also applied the Filter>Poster Edges with slider settings as follows:  Edge thickness>1,  Edge Intensity>1,  Posterization>2.




For next week's Photo Art Friday you are invited to link up:

any piece of photo art you choose

or

a piece of photo art where it is the light in the image that commands our attention

33 comments:

  1. I absolutely love what you have done with this first digital art piece. So cool. Will be anxious someday, whenever it comes to learn more about digital art. Have a wonderful weekend, and thank you again Bonnie for hosting the fun weekly event!

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  2. Also wanted to ask if these scenes are from Montreal?

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  3. What a compelling collage. You are certainly inspiring me to step out of my artistic comfort zone. Don't know if I will participate this week...but my muse may make an appearance at midnight..you just never know with these things ;)

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  4. Nice photos. Fabulous processed.

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  5. Hi Bonnie, the collage of fences is great, a wonderful way to present them. Cheers.

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  6. incredible collage. and the middle photo made for a great textured piece. hope all is well. have a great night~

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  7. Again, some lovely art, wonderful suggestions and great theme!
    I always learn and enjoy this challenge!!!

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  8. Bonnie, your work is always amazing and captivating...thanks for sharing your talent with all of us.

    Bright blessings,
    Kathy

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  9. Another beautiful work from you!

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  10. Wow, really awesome image! Thanks for telling us how you created it!

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  11. Great images! I'm really loving the effect of the Poster Edges filter.

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  12. Bonnie both of your pieces are fantastic. The collage has so many visual elements and is just fascinating. - Your 2nd piece though is my favorite. I love the colors and the textural feel of that piece so much.

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  13. The bouth are so GORGEOUS! The first one especially. Just like an architecture.

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  14. As Deborah says: Fabulous as always! I love them both,- but the first one blow me away! Wow,- it's like going in to a dream... SO creative!!! You are really a master!I'm at my cottage by the sea, and the internet is soooo slow, but I hope I can visit all the fencing pieces!
    :)

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  15. What wonderful images...your "panoramic" image is absolutely beautiful! It truly would look amazing hanging on a wall.

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  16. Bonnie, I love the old stone buildings and your processing of it is beautiful.

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  17. Love that fence between the two buildings.
    Great processing.
    (I always feel badly only praising one piece on a post,
    but that's the one that grabbed my attention
    and said, "Study me". All your work is wonderful
    and I'm always inspired at Pixel Dust!)

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  18. I love your composit and am now inspired to try one as well. I'm not sure I know how, but doing is learning, right? I am so enjoying your meme. Thank you once again.

    Andrea @ From The Sol

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  19. Oh I really love what you did in that first one, you are so good at collages! I also really love that second one! Thanks Bonnie, for hosting this!

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  20. the first composition is just awesome, Bonnie!!!

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  21. the first composition is just awesome, Bonnie!

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  22. Your collage is amazing, Bonnie!!! I still can't follow all the steps... BTW I loved this week's theme becuse I love to take photos of fences. Right down my alley!

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  23. Bonnie I love the way you do your collages . Could use a tutorial. Valerie

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  24. Your Russian consulate composite has a fairytale intrigue to it! Lovely. The long walkway on the right just draws you right in to the mystery.

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  25. I like that composite. It's something I think I might try.

    Thanks for hosting Photo Art Friday.

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  26. Love the warmth and textures. http://looseleafnotes.com

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  27. Your composite is fabulous, Bonnie! Everything is so "artfully" combined. Nicely done!

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  28. STUNNING pieces this week, Bonnie. It makes me want to come back to Montreal! Thanks for another week of Photo Art!

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  29. I like the last one. The textures suits the building. :)

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  30. You have out done yourself, I absolutely love your image!Belatedly I add my fenced in contribution. Have a great week-and maybe next week I can not be tardy!!

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  31. Great piece, Bonnie. I have missed a couple weeks while I'm involved in two online classes. I haven't had a free moment until this minute. Wanted to check out what PAF participants are doing.

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