11/25/11

PAF & AEDM-25

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.

BEFORE:

AFTER:

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).

15 comments:

  1. Wow! I love this, the contrast is perfect.

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  2. This is stunning, thanks for showing before as well as after, great job thanks for sharing :) x

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  3. Super photo art! Valerie

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  4. Wow this is beautiful!

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  5. just soooo beautiful!!

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  6. Yes this is gorgeous. I just love text on a texture and this is perfect on your sky.

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  7. It looks really greaat. I wish I knew how to do this:)
    xx

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  8. A wonderful shot...I love how the tree trunks are going in all different directions. So effective!

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  9. I love this much better with your tweeks... I just love the lines of palms and all the spaces created between the trunks... I think I would hate to live somewhere that didn't have lots of palms!!!

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  10. Nice edit - I like the increased contrast.

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  11. Love the lines of the trunks too. Tree trunks are oft-neglected sculptures! Like you addition of script with your processing Terrie. Thank you for sharing your work with Photo Art Friday!

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  12. Oh I love the second one a lot, it has so much more depth to it. Very beautiful, Terrie, and I like the texture you chose.

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  13. Terrie - very cool use of texture. I like that it still is a bit "separate" - so, we can see it distinctly. it also brightened the blacks. thank you, kareninkenai (PAF)

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  14. Thanks for your visit Terrie! I really like that photo and your edits. I thought I recognised the texture layers... I'm also a Jerry Jones fan! I really like how you are decorating your home for the party - absolutely lovely!

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  15. gorgeous use of the texture, fantastic photo!

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