Thursday, November 3, 2011

Fishing for the Sun (Photo Art Friday)

Bonnie asked us for this week's Photo Art Friday to challenge ourselves with a new technique, effect etc. that we haven't done before and even might be slightly out of our comfort zone.

I always wanted to try merging two photos of mine and create a new one (I used to do that when I still took slides - just put two slides into one frame and got them developed this way. I think we used to call this "sandwich photo"). So this week's challenge was the right thing to finally get me motivated to actually try this - and then add some texture as well and play with blending modes I usually avoid.

My original photo was this one:

I "sandwiched" it with this one,

blending mode Overlay at 75%.
I added Bonnie's texture "Tangled Tendrils", blending mode Hue at 55%;
Bonnie's texture "Mauve Magic", blending mode Hard Light at 60%.
Some levels and hue/saturation adjustments.
As a last step I added the text.

This is what it looks like:

Not a masterpiece, but I quite like it.



Bonnie said...

Wow! It looks like you are really going to haul in the sun! Great work. Fun in the photo-art thing is such an important part of the equation! Thanks for sharing your creations and process with Photo Art Friday Carola.

Kay L. Davies said...

I don't think I have room on my computer for Photoshop, and I'm getting more and more jealous all the time. LOL
I love the way you blended the two photos.

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

Karen Dorcas, Artist said...

Carola -- you mentioned that this was your first time "blending, superimposing, marrying (whatever term one wishes to use)" and it is a fabulous job. What is so unique for all is a personal choice of texture and color. Sometimes it even just comes to fruition on its own. And, thanks - I am glad you like the Blue Moose, too. (Smiles.) It's cool to have your own "button" -- never thought of it! kareninkenai

foxysue said...


Sue x

Chantal said...

Not a masterpiece? Don't sell yourself short, this is great, never would have thought of it myself

johanna said...

cooooooool!!! please can you send over the captured sun, it´s totally foggy here;)
wonderful combination of the pics!

JoZart said...

Wow! It looks more like a painting! Lovely effect,
JoZarty xxx

Suzanne Carter said...

Love your image, I am loving seeing everyones work!
Blessings from down under!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Oh my gosh...this is amazing! I am so impressed, I didn't know that this was even possible. It's lovley.

DebC said...

Great job on photomerging these.
I haven't tried this yet,
I'm lost on what photos to merge.
I will look again at my photos
using your result as a guide!
Thank you.

Pat said...

I love it! A fantastic image!

Anonymous said...

I like it too! Great job ~ :-)

kkkkaty said...

I love what you did with the three choices...a whole new feeling created!

Sally H said...

Wow! What a fabulous combination of two already stunning photos! I am going to have to have a go at recreating that sunset as a stamped card. I LOVE it!

dawn said...

Hello there, I'm stopping by from Deborah's blog. I love love what you have done to these pictures, never knew you could do that. The colors are so pretty and the peeks of sun coming thru. The 2 photos you merged were also beautiful. WOW I really need to learn more about this, so cool.

I like several things in your shop also. Thanks for sharing.

lisa said...

I think this is most definitely a masterpiece Carola!
It is just beautiful!!
Truly w work of art.

Christine E-E said...

you amaze me with your talents... fabulous enough to add to your "shop"...

Marilyn said...

Great composite. It is a masterpiece - it's your very own masterpiece.