Thursday, January 24, 2013

Photo Art Friday, January 25th - 26th



Welcome, dear digital artists,
 to Photo Art Friday!


Are you ready for this week's photo art exhibition?  

Well, just link-up any piece of your own photo art creations or one using the optional theme for this week of "hardware".  Hardware comes in many forms beyond the first things that come to mind, and please feel free to interpret this and any theme here with your own unique spin.

Here's what I am contributing to our art exhibition this week:



This image comes from an up-close photo of new, shiny playground equipment.  Sunlight is reflecting through a grated platform, and the pieces of equipment are held together by big, shiny bolts.





A group of bicycles belonging to shoppers at a mid-city farmer's market.  Biking to buy your locally grown food supplies is certainly a healthy and green way to live!  (Figured it takes quite a bit of 'hardware' to make a bike.)



Next week's Photo Art Friday, (Feb. 1st-2nd) optional theme is to create a piece of photo art that is:

MINIMALIST

Minimalism

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Minimalism describes movements in various forms of art and design, especially visual art and music,
where the work is set out to expose the essence or identity of a subject through eliminating all non-essential forms, 
features or concepts. 
Minimalism is any design or style in which the simplest and fewest elements are used to create the maximum effect.


35 comments:

  1. This sound really interesting and I will try to stick to the theme as far as I can :)
    I will be back later with the piece of art I am doing

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  2. lol, the first shot made me think of clothing for a summers dress reaching to the feet. :) Thanks for hosting. :)

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  3. Bonnie I love the textures and colours in the first image. It looks like you shot through frosted glass. Cool. Valerie

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  4. This is beautiful! I do a lot of different kind of art: photography, painting and I love editing photos - now I'm just going to have to edit my photos and turn them into digital art just so I can participate in this blog hop, lol.

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  5. Wow - great perspective on the playground equipment - and love the shot of the bicycles.

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  6. Hi Bonnie, This was a fun challenge this week. The bicycle picture is so graphic but still simple. Hope you have a great weekend.

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  7. I too love those texture effects, gorgeous, rich, sharp and perfectly composed too!

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  8. Striking and powerful images! For me, the first one made me think of a stringed instrumet - a cello, perhaps :) Love work that catches the imagination...
    Thanks for the work you do with this, Bonnie!

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  9. You always have the most unique photo art Friday pieces - love that first one, the colors and textures, so cool! And P.S. I'm already loving that warm glow, and think I already have my art ready to hang for next week! ;) Sadly, I went off theme this week, I know it doesn't matter but I do like the challenge.

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  10. Wonderful processing on both, but I absolutely love the bicycles! So striking!

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  11. Some beautiful hardware here, Bonnie. I like the editing on both images. There's something about bicycles all lined up in a bike rack that just makes me want to photograph them. You've done a nice job of it. Thanks for hosting again this year.

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  12. New here -- looking for such a blog to see photos and be challenged..
    Hugs

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  13. Ah Ha, minimalism, just what I need, great shots and editing this week. Cheers

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  14. I love the playground equipment!!!

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  15. well Minimalsim is going to be an interesting challenge - good to be stretched. Love the palyground equipment - great colours and contrast of smooth and chunky

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  16. My favourite is the bike pic. I really like the monochrome and linear treatment.

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  17. Love your pics!! Enjoyed this week's challenge!!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  18. Nice to join the party, thank you.

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  19. Bonnie, I love that shot of the bikes! Your photo art is always so inspiring. Thanks as always for hosting!

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  20. loved this theme Bonnie - your wonderful, shiny playground is almost an abstract!

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  21. your photographs are truly original, Bonnie!! I love the reflections and the togetherness of the bikes. it warmed me and reminded me of when I used to ride my bike to school and we never needed to lock them, just "park" them in the bike racks. this brought me a big smile to recall.

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  22. Bonnie- It does take a lot of hardware to make a bike. I have almost used a bike shot as well. But another time. 2013 is not coming in with much gentleness. Alas I am very thankful for the photo prompts to move my creative muse forward. xo teri

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  23. Your photos are fantastic, love textures and tones. Love the bike pic. I am new to your blog, thanks for hosting!

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  24. Love the bikes. And...true to your art...not the usual shot of bikes.

    And, I would never even think of taking a photo of bolts on playground equipment. Very creative!

    Thanks for the textures, and your wonderful inspiration.

    Have a great weekend.

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  25. Cyklarna blir min favorit.Thanks for the texture. Ha de gott i helgen.

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  26. Bonnie these are wonderful. I really love that first piece and the fact that it's playground equipment (who would have guessed). The play of the light is just delightful in the piece. The bicycle piece is also very nice.

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  27. Hi Bonnie, I love your photo art! I am partial to bikes as I just photos of them. It's wonderful being back and running with photo art Friday...

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  28. I meant to say I just love photos of bikes.. lol! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  29. Oh boy, Bonnie. I struggled with this weeks prompt and then time got away from me. I am away from home for four days so I didn't post ... But, I am amazed with what you and all of the other PAfers have done with it. Very impressive ... oh, that I would have more time. That said, I am already thinking about Minimalizing ... great prompt. As all of us tend to allow issues in our live become bigger than they really are, I think this will be a good philosophical study for us ... Great idea. Now I have to get back to my business with my birds, but will see you next week for sure.

    Andrea @ From The Sol

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  30. Your first piece is such a great abstract. I would have never guessed it was on the playground. All the line and color really appeals to me. LOVE the bikes!! It feels very urban and hustle bustle even though there's no movement in the shot.
    Thanks Bonnie for always encouraging us to push the envelope (and guiding the way).

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  31. Very cool, totally abstract quality in your first image. I wouldn't have thought of a bike as being just one big assembly of hardware, but you are so right! Fun to look at ordinary objects with a different point of view.

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  32. Just made my first purchase of the Digital Dust textures..I am so excited! They are beautiful!

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  33. I really like the colours and lines in that first piece, Bonnie. Thanks again for hosting us and your generosity with the free textures.

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All comments are eagerly read and greatly appreciated.

While I do appreciate the honor, I do not accept awards or participate in assigned memes. Thanks for understanding. :)