Those acronyms in the title look like some high level secret government organizations, but no, they're just challenges I enjoy participating in. Today is PAF (photo art Friday at Pixel Dust) and today's was quite easy - just choose a photo from my archives that I feel never got the 'attention' it deserved. Well, I don't know about that, but I did pick one that I thought had possibilities that had never been explored.
This was taken on a beach on Tahiti but the sky was all blown out so it was very underwhelming - though I really like the lines of the trunks. So, a little texture magic to the rescue. I used two by Shadowhouse (or Skeletal Mess) - the words using linear light at 15% and then the bokeh for a little sparkle is color burn at 60%. I tried posterize too because I read last week that it's somebody's favorite go-to adjustment. I didn't think it helped this particular picture but I'll definitely use it again - it adds some interesting definition. (I just noticed as I was reviewing the post that the horizon line is crooked. Oops! I'll fix it later.... :))
If you have time between the shopping adventures, take a moment to visit some of the other cool photo art entries this weekend. I'm also submitting it to AEDM - as the month draws to a close, I'm so appreciative of the new blogging buddies I've discovered and the push/nudge to keep working at my creative endeavors....whatever they might be for that week/day/moment!
Hope you all had a Happy Thanksgiving (or a fabulous weekend if you're not in the US).