10/27/11

digital abstract

I found a new site (I know, big surprise, huh?) that will challenge my digital art efforts in a new direction.  Pixel Dust hosts a Photo Art Friday to showcase digital experiments and artistic efforts.  After browsing Bonnie's site and seeing her style, I was blown away and inspired to give it a shot.  I've done some playing with textures and enhancing some of my images with that, but her free textures are so totally different and the results are quite dramatic.  This will take a little getting used, but I like the stretch!

BEFORE:  an interesting ceiling - I like architectural photos but don't always know what to do with them


AFTER:


I used her textures Happy Day (hard light @ 65%), Mauve Magic (color burn @ 60%) and one call Water Stains (hard light @ 20%) from Hibbary.  I love the vibrant color and how extreme it is from the soft look I usually do.  After reading her process on the example in this post, I really experimented with some of those blending modes that I never really touch and didn't use my fave soft light.  I can't wait to do more of this!

Next Friday's challenge is to try something totally new, something we've been considering but too timid to try - I already know what I'll be attempting...... be sure and check back to see my efforts :)

I'm also linking this to Artists in Blogland which is a place to share your creative efforts each week.  Check it out.  I produced a few different things this week, but picked this post to share because it was the most outside my comfort zone piece - and I actually quite like it.  Sometimes taking off in a new direction or trying a new technique is slow going and not always immediately satisfactory.  But, it's sure fun when it finally comes together!

18 comments:

  1. Oh - this is SO delightful! Great selections and manipulations of textures with your photo. You've made a photograph into an abstract stained glass ceiling!
    Thank you for joining us and sharing your work at Photo Art Friday, Terrie.

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  2. Wow, what a difference the texture as made to your architectural shot...a beautiful stained glass ceiling.

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  3. Really fantastic, like ancient stained glass gone modern! Valerie

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  4. Very nice abstract. I love you edit! Well done!

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  5. Wonderful job! You've turned a rather mundane image into something really fabulous!

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  6. PERFECT photo for this PixelDust texture.
    Great job!

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  7. So cool! It looks like you're in a fantastical glass house!!!

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  8. Wow, these textures worked so well with this image. Gorgeous.

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  9. Fantastic. The textures really added a totally different look and feel to your photo. Great work.

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  10. Terrie, what a gorgeous transformation! Bonnie's textures are quite something, aren't they? I love to use them as well. Totally forgot about Photo Art Friday this week...

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  11. love the effects... and that you're doing something outside your comfort zone! very inspiring!

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  12. love the effects... and that you're doing something outside your comfort zone! very inspiring!

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  13. Terri this is just staggering... I love the finished product so much... the textures are beautiful and the colours amazing xx

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  14. Love what looks like trees through the roof.

    Coleen in Ukraine

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  15. LOVE the textured architecture! You take the most beautiful photos, I'm always keen to see what you've done next. Congratulations on winning the Diva's lucky draw too!!

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  16. I love the effect you created. It is so fun to "play" with pictures...so many different ways to change them. :)

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