Welcome digital artists and aspiring digital artists!
You have arrived at Photo Art Friday - a friendly, weekly, virtual gallery where you can showcase a piece of digitally-edited photo art. If you are new to our virtual gallery, you can read the guidelines for participation here.
You can share any piece of your own photo-art that tickles your fancy OR you can share one based on the weekly optional theme or challenge.
This week's 'challenge' is to edit a photograph into a piece of art using the background/texture Cobblestone Road. (You can find the link for a free download in this post.)
The collage below features five pieces I digitally manipulated using Cobblestone Road. This free download can be employed as either a background or a texture. I chose two images from these five that I played around with to feature here.
This is, btw, a quintessential Montreal street scene - beautiful, chic, stylish, slim women (French Canadian women seem to have inherited slim genes as well as loving slim jeans!) - with more of them smoking than you might find in other North American cities (or so the statistics I read say!).
NEXT WEEK you are invited to 'hang' any piece of photo art you wish to share
you can showcase an image that features distinct line(s).
Hope any of you living in the path of Hurricane Sandy did not suffer any major injuries, trauma or losses.
Climatologists have been trying to warn us about the effects of human-produced global warming, Arctic melt and resulting extreme weather for decades. The hottest summer on record for decades and this unprecedented hurricane in cool weather are certainly sobering evidence of menacing changes that we all need to take seriously.
Talking about the causes, however, only helps us think about and hopefully prepare for the future, it does nothing to help those who have lost loved ones, homes, communities, livelihoods, belongings, etc. this week. My heart goes out to all of you.