Saturday, October 29, 2011

Photo Art Friday on Saturday

I almost forgot about Photo Art Friday this week - the wonderful place on Bonnie's blog where photographers come together and show what art work they did in their photos.


This beautiful Celtic cross I found a couple of weeks ago in the cemetery of Tomales, a tiny place along Highway 1 between Point Reyes and Bodega Bay.

I did some levels and saturation adjustments first, then added Bonnie's texture "one life" to it (hard light at 72%), then copied it (multiply at 30%) and did another hue and saturation adjustment. At that point I really liked it, especially the warm colors.

This is the way it looked before:


Which one do you like better?



15 comments:

Bonnie said...

I like the edited version. You have given it an old world charm that the original photo lacks. Lovely. Thank your for sharing your work with Photo Art Friday Carola!

bohemiannie! art said...

Ohhhhh, I like the one you altered lots better. This is something I'd like to learn more of one of these days.

JoZart said...

I prefer your edited one... the lichen really highlights it.
The background looks like a painting.
Love Jo x

Patrice said...

I love the warmth and texture you applied to the first version! Well done1

helena said...

defiantely the first - love the warmth on the cross and the grey texture in the sky

Kay L. Davies said...

I guess I'm the only writer-not-artist here, because I like the original. The cross improved with editing, but I think the sky lost a lot in the translation.

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

La Vie Quotidienne said...

I love what you did to edit this...the background looks right out of an Impressionist painting. Beautiful.

Anyes said...

The first one is also my favourite...more depth, warmer. Enjoy your week-end :-)

Chantal said...

I like the first one best with the textures, that adds a lot

Sally H said...

both beautiful Carola, but I too slightly prefer the first one

Marcie said...

Love the end result. Wonderfully creative processing!

Maria Ontiveros said...

You did a great job, but I have to say I like the original better. The colors are so beautiful.
Rinda

Lynn said...

Interesting. I like the orignial just fine. The second/or top is more arty I suppose.

You are the second artist to mention Tomales this weekend. ;-)

Ginnie said...

I can be perfectly happy with an original photo tweaked a bit, Carola, but when I add texture to it, I'm awed. So yes, the edited version for me, too. :)

Christine E-E said...

the end process is intriguing... need to have some time to experiment with some of my photos.