4/5/12

PAF: macro

This week Bonnie at PixelDustPhotoArt challenged us to make 'art' with a macro photo.  Oh boy!  I love macro....of course most of mine are floral but I do have some others, so I did one of each :)

My artistic interpretation:

I combined the 2 photos below as well as Bonnie's Holy Grunge free texture to give that canvasy texture to the background.  The pod on the left is overlay at 100% and erased where it overlapped the poppy bloom.  The pod on the right is at vivid light, 53% - I like the golden glow around it - also some erasing around it.


My second effort:


For this image I used the original closeup of a bench, layered the ball image on top at difference 100%. Then I copied the bench and stacked it on top of those using pin light at 100% - I slightly erased the ball layer in the white stripes to enhance them more and came up with this abstract look....

Original shots:


Be sure to visit Bonnie and check out all the amazing links - macro photography at its best!

26 comments:

  1. You are a star Terrie... great work.

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  2. Wow, these are amazing Terrie. As much as I LOVE a poppy, that second image is so striking. It almost looks liquid.

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  3. Stunning - love the angle on the poppies and the fluidity of the 2nd one

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  4. Hi!

    You made gorgeous work of art. Oh, how i love the colors and combosition. Looks VERY PRETTY :)

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  5. They are both beautiful images, but it was your brilliant poppies that drew me in. I love the colors. Happy Friday!

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  6. Wow!! Your images are fantastic!!! Love them all
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  7. Stellar digital editing here Terrie! I love them both! The vibrance and light in the first is gorgeous. The creativity used in everything about the second is inspiring. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful work with PAF!

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  8. Both are beautiful, but the image of the benche is amazing. I just love what the Diffenece mode can do!

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  9. I thought my results were vibrant, but yours are more so! LOVE them! That second use of the bench is so creative, too. Happy Easter to you, as well.

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  10. Poppies make such great subjects.
    Stay inspired!

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  11. Holy macro-L these photos are fantastic. I've never had much luck photographing up close and personal. You've inspired me to try again.

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  12. What interesting results you got from combining the images - these are wonderful! Isn't it amazing what you can do in Photoshop? Thank you for sharing!

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  13. Wow you were very creative with these shots. I just love the bold, vibrant look of your poppy piece. The bench piece is very interesting and abstract.

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  14. I like both of your works even if I find the last one most interesting. :)

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  15. Jag älskar vallmo och din behandling med texturer.Snyggt.

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  16. All very nicely done..the bench is one of my favorites

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  17. Wow - Terrie, these are great! I love them both, but I think the poppies are my fave!

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  18. Your interpretation of this challenge is incredible. I so admire anyone who does digital art, and yours is the BEST.

    Just wanted you to know, as promised, I finally answered your questions on my blog today. Have a lovely Easter.

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  19. Oh my, you are very talented with your camera and photo shop, I am impressed. waving hi from the sunny hills of North Carolina and wishing you a Happy Easter :)

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  20. Terrie - I absolutely love the abstract bench and feather balls. Amazing. They turned out fantastic. And, of course, poppies are one of my favorite flowers. Wonderful work. Thanks. Karen (visiting from PAF today)

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  21. Great combinations on both of these.
    I do love the bench and feather one because it is not
    at all obvious what objects the photo actually shows.
    It's very abstract.

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  22. Wow, I love these! I think the first is my fave but that's cos I'm a flower junkie ;)

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  23. Terrie, I absolutely love what you did with these. The overlays on your poppy......and the graphic look of the second image.

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  24. Both are wonderful works,- If I should pick a favorite,- it must be the last one with the bench! Love the abstact feeling!
    :)

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  25. Love the poppies!

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  26. Those poppies are pretty wonderful and it has been fun going back and checking out all the work you have been up to... so busy and productive... your photos and collages are so inspiring... might be time to get stuck in and have a play I think...xx

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