Thursday, January 31, 2013

Photo Art Friday, February 1st - 2nd



Hey there!  Welcome to this week's edition of Photo Art Friday - the virtual gallery where digital artists from around the world come to hang their creations.

Hang any piece of your photo art that pleases you OR hang a piece that follows this week's (Feb. 1st, 2nd) optional theme of:  MINIMALIST.

Here are my minimalist pieces:
















For next week's February 8th, 9th PAF, I am putting out an optional challenge.  I wrote about it (with tips on how to proceed) in a previous post, here.  To repeat, the challenge is:


The challenge for February 8th, 9th is to create a composite (collaged) piece of ABSTRACT photo art from these obligatory components:

*  pdpa Dropped Petals texture/background + 

*  any other pdpa texture of your choice

plus

*  1 or 2 other images (preferably your own, or from the web)



So to summarize, there will be 3 or 4 separate components in your final abstract composite submission for Feb. 8th, 9th.  

Of course, while you use these separate components, the idea is to blend them together seamlessly to produce a piece of digital abstract collage art.  Here is the required texture/background you must use for this challenge:



Of course, if you do not have the time or inclination to participate in the optional challenge, you can always link up any piece of photo art you would like to share in our virtual gallery. 



If you are a subscriber to Photo Art Resource Cache, new textures have been posted for you and another 4 texture set will go on the site on Sunday.  I know you're going to love them!

If you love textures like the ones I give out here at PDPA today is your last chance to subscribe for stacks of high quality textures at the low price of $25 for 3 months.  

February 1st the subscription fee goes up to $40 for 3 months.  You still have time to subscribe for $25!  Go here to learn more and to read what some current subscribers have to say about this fantastic site full of digital resources.



39 comments:

  1. Good morning Bonnie! These are all lovely, and especially drawn to that second flower which I am pretty sure is a peony. Love the black background. Gorgeous! See you later!

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  2. Love your daisy particularly, Bonnie! and ooo la la, what a lovely texture for this week! I must get regular on your challenges. Fun, fun. ;->

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  3. I love these!
    Mine is here
    http://wwwpsiloveu.blogspot.com/2013/01/photoartfriday-minimilist.html

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  4. Beautiful, Bonnie! Clean and powerful - such exquisite light and subjects...

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  5. gorgeosity and I LOVE LOVE the daisy. long my favourite flower. well, along with sunflowers and and and... [actually I mostly don't know flowers' names but I love them namelessly and deeply]

    these all speak well of minimalism and just what is essential!!

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  6. very beautiful, bonnie! thanx for hosting :)

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  7. Bonnie, I love all of your minimalist images...beautiful processing. And I feel better after seeing them because I wasn't sure if I interpreted the prompt correctly. I'm very excited about next week's prompt - thank you for yet another free download and I look forward to using it!

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  8. I am in love with the orchids on blue. So pretty. Valerie

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  9. Beautiful!! If I subscribed to the Photo Art Resource Cache would I be able to catch up? Jen

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  10. The beautiful flowers. They are not simple in and of themselves, but the solitary posture of each allows their intricacy to speak volumes ... I loved this exercise, though I did struggle with it. Clearly, you did not ... beautiful, Bonnie!

    Andrea @ From The Sol

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  11. The peony is stunning against the black background.

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  12. Hi Bonnie, your minimalist floral images are so beautiful. I especially love the composition and color on the orchids. Now that I see yours, I hope I understood the concept of minimalism properly--I think I have more going on in my image, but kept it simple as far as the edit. Thanks for the wonderful prompt! :)

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  13. I Love that orchid one too, it's beautiful :)

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  14. Bonnie, these are truly beautiful shots, cheers

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  15. Oh your entries are so awesome, I love how the flower just pop right off the page in that first one, but I love them all. Wow, going to have to think about this next weeks challenge, that will be a challenge for me.... Loving all my textures from the PARC!! xo

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  16. I like them all - but the white one (second) is my favourite - beautiful! It has so much depth and clarity. And there is that little touch of red in the flower.

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  17. Fabulous pieces. The Orchids are stunning.

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  18. There are some great photos amongst this weeks submissions.
    Thanks for a fascinating webpage.

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  19. That peony piece is strikingly beautiful . . . my favourite! Thanks for the great challenge.

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  20. love your floral minimalist work~!~
    especially that orchid.
    all are beautiful.
    it's good to be joining in this week.

    :-)
    libbyQ

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  21. love the clarity of your minimalsit blooms

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  22. All the entries are fabulous...hard for me to be minimal!! Ha!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  23. Lovely images - the Orchid seems to fly out of sheer h appiness!
    Katarina

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  24. Tried to be minimalist but ended more as modernist. Love your orchids in the sky :) Next week's challenge certainly gives us something to work on.

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  25. I love the last iamge. It seems like the flowers will take of and fly away. :)

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  26. All of these are wonderful.
    But, that peony is just gorgeous.

    Thanks again for the textures and for hosting.

    Have a great weekend.

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  27. Wow, I really like the clarity of your flower macros, especially the daisy!

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  28. Wow, I really like the clarity of your flower macros, especially the daisy! Great images!

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  29. I like a very delicate composition, I love those flowers.
    Saludos.

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  30. Fantastic work, Bonnie! Of the tree, I fell in love with the second flower (peony?) It reminds me of the wings of a swan. Beautiful!
    Have a wonderful weekend:)

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  31. Wow! Your photo's are gorgeous!

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  32. Beautiful how the image filling the frame brings us right into the essence of the flowers in the first two images. I love how the orchids on the stem seem to be flying in formation like intent little space creatures.

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  33. The peony is my fave,
    striking simplicity
    leading to
    sensing the feel
    silky petals
    ready to unfold.
    Beauty-full

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  34. Ljuvliga blommor.Tack för din fina kommentar. Ha de gott.

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  35. Gorgeous images, Bonnie. I love the second one - so dramatic and simple.

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