Saturday, October 8, 2011

IA Challenge: Owls

"Owls" is this week's challenge at Inspiration Avenue - well, you would think after my wonderful adventure with the Great Horned Owls this spring I'd have enough photos to participate, right?

Right. I took a photo of Mama Owl - my favorite member of the owl family - and edited it in Photoshop Elements to give her a spooky touch. I actually didn't really do much - blurred the background (there is one of the owlets behind her), turned her eyes red and added some texture ("raised effect" by Shadowhouse Creations) - and here she is!


Just go to Inspiration Avenue to find a lot more of wonderful owls in any artistic way.

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14 comments:

Joni Nickrent said...

W-OWL! now that's one "owlsome" shot! Love it! POP ART MINIS

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I immediately thought of you when I read the challenge was OWLS this week at IA. I KNEW you would participate and have looked forward to your entry. This is quite impressive, and your additions in PS make it even more "spooky" and fun.

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Wow! I love the effects you gave it. This is a fabulous shot. I hope the owls come back again next year...it was so much fun to see them with you.

Marcie said...

This is terrific!! And what a perfect response to the challenge. It's as if it was created with you and your owls in mind!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Those eyes make me wonder what this owl is thinking or seeing! Very cool!

New End Studio said...

Great photo and the word is so powerful it's making her feathers stand straight up! Those eyes got me.

Kristin Dudish said...

This challenge was perfect for you (I thought of you immediately)!

It was so great to see all of your paint creations in the post below too - I agree that it's fun to re-discover techniques :)

xo
Kristin

Anyes said...

Owls always look so wise, don't they?

patty said...

Wow, she is really GLARING - perfect for a haunted house!

JKW said...

Mama is adorable. She looks like Pot Plant Owl, who now has chicks. I watch her on Africam 24/7. I love owls. Thanks for visiting my blog. Blessings, Janet

Tracey Potter said...

She is an amazing creature, it is wonderful that you get to see her in person, I've never seen an owl in real life, only in photos. You have truly captured her spookyiness with those red eyes! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving that beautiful comment on my owl post. Xx

Ginnie said...

If anyone had the accessible "material," Carola, it was certainly YOU. Well done.

Lesley said...

Wow isn't she lovely. I adore owls. Beautiful photo. Happy AI. And thank you for the lovely comment you left on my blog.

priti.lisa said...

I just knew you would have something sublime...and boy was I right! This is outstanding Carola ♥♥♥