Friday, January 13, 2012

Photo Art Friday

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
Hue/saturation adjustment
Bonnie's texture "Happy Day" at blending mode color burn at 54%
Hue/saturation adjustment


Probably you can do way more with that... but I like it the way it turned out. It gives it an "icy" feeling.

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19 comments:

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful photograph.

I like the effect you achieved to make it abstract. It does look like an 'endless winter'!

I wonder if there is a way to remove the inversion from just the white light of the sun so that it remains in your photo art. It's a shame to have it blackened.

I'd love to try not inverting the photograph, applying the texture and blending it in Difference to see what effect you get.

Just a thought ...

So happy you are sharing your art with Photo Art Friday Carola.

marit´s,,, said...

Beautiful photo.
Marit , Norway.

Carole Meisenhelter said...

it does look icy; I love the inverts!

Kay L. Davies said...

Wow, I've never tried doing anything like this. You're so brave, and you get such great results.
K

Sally H said...

Stunning photo Carola x

Jeanne said...

I think this is lovely and really like the effect that you have gotten. This is so much fun, and every time, you can get something totally different. Could get stuck just redoing the same photo over and over in different ways. Really nice Carola. Also, thank you for stopping by my blog!

foxysue said...

You almost have two scenes in one here, the distant icy field and tree juxtaposed to a close-up melting ice water reflection! Lovely.

Have a nice weekend,

Sue x

Ida said...

Beautiful. Very interesting effect, I shall have to give that one a try if it turns out as good as yours, I'll be a happy camper.

Lynn said...

It looks like very cool batik fabric now!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

This is amazing...so beautiful. You do such wonderful things with photography.

Chantal said...

In this case, I lean more toward the original photo

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

A wonderful photo and great texture work !
Have a nice weekend, Carola.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

This is lovely -- the inverted photo with the blues is awesome! :)

Marty Mason said...

Wonderful - both views: totally brings the viewer in.

Jennifer said...

Oooohh! I like tit, too, Carola! The blues/greens are icy. And it was a great photo to start before Photoshop, too :)

Kathy said...

Your editing choices make your photo look like a batik. Gorgeous.

Kathy

Sherri B. said...

What a gorgeous effect! It looks like an acrylic painting...so lovely.

Ginnie said...

I just love textures, Carola, and learn from your experiments. Thank you. :)

Marilyn said...

Just stunning! The tree is magnificent in white....and the blue green colors are wonderful.