For this week's Photo Art Friday we were asked to create something with one (or more) of Bonnie's textures that are available for free on her blog. Please go and check it out - her textures are awesome.
A few of her textures are more abstract, and since I had seen them the first time I wanted to use them, but never quite knew how. I'm not much wiser now, but I gave it a try with this photo, that has been on the back of my mind for quite a while. It's my favorite tree on the Schwäbische Alb (Swabian Mountains), about an hour's drive from Tübingen where I lived in Germany.
It was taken as a slide, and about two or three years ago I scanned it and saved it to my computer.
Inverted the photo
Bonnie's texture "Happy Day" at blending mode color burn at 54%
Probably you can do way more with that... but I like it the way it turned out. It gives it an "icy" feeling.