Welcome to Photo Art Friday!
Our virtual doors (the appearance of the inlinkz button) open here in North America at 19:00 hours every Thursday. That means that those of you across the oceans, for whom it is already Friday, can actually link up on what is Friday for you!
If you are new to Photo Art Friday, please read the guidelines for participation by clicking on the Photo Art Friday tab under my header.
This week, the optional challenge is to share a piece of photo art that you have created using images from your archives, paired with the texture pdpa Leafy Landscape. If you did not get to download the high res version of the background/texture you can find it in this post.
pdpa Leafy Landscape texture
To make my submission for this week's edition of PAF, I used the texture/background, Leafy Landscape as my canvas and added the above texture from my personal archives. I then dropped in the digitally enhanced photo (taken by my son-in-law while in Spain) of a mother duck and her baby ducklings.
Wanting to make it appear that the group of ducks had just emerged from a body of water, I used the brush tool to paint in some blue at the base of the scene.
Poster Edges were added. When making a composite, I find that a soft application of the filter 'poster edges' somehow marries all the elements in the composite together.
A couple of 'stylets' were added in RadLab to slightly enhance the overall appearance. The addition of my signature was the last step, and we were good to go! What do you think?
Click to enjoy an enlarged view.
Next week, as always, you can link up any piece of photo art that pleases YOU
you can link up a piece created with the prompt, DERELICT
left or deserted, as by the owner or guardian; abandoned.
neglectful of duty; delinquent; negligent.
a person abandoned by society, especially a person without a permanent home and means of support; vagrant.
Nautical . a vessel abandoned in open water by its crew without any hope or intention of returning.
personal property abandoned or thrown away by the owner.
I leave you with an enhanced view of a portion of the path on which I walk almost every day. No matter the season, I return home full of reverence and renewal. Wish you could join me for a little stroll. :)