Thursday, January 19, 2012

Three

Bonnie's challenge for this week's Photo Art Friday was something that connects to the number 3/three. Not only will you see three of my photos here, but each shows three of something - deck chairs, sail boats and trees.


This picture - originally a slide, like the two others as well -was taken at the beach in Brighton, England. It was a windy, partly cloudy day, and almost no one was sitting in these chairs. However, they had something very optimistic about them the way they were patiently waiting for guests to lounge there despite the English moody weather. The texture applied here is Kim Klassen's "warmsun", blending mode linear burn at 50% and copied once with some adjustments (levels, saturation, brightness).


With these sail boats - shot at the coast of Cornwall, England - I went a little bit bolder. The picture was taken in the evening with the sun already gone, but the clouds were still pink and the mood was nice, but quite dark. The original picture is a little bit dull, so I thought some "pepper" can't hurt. I first applied Bonnie's texture "dappled dawn", blending mode exclusion at 90%; did some hue/saturation adjustments; applied Bonnie's texture "mauve magic", blending mode color dodge at 25%; some more saturation and brightness adjustments; and finally I cropped the photo a little bit more. I'm in love with the color!


Finally trees - of course! Again, we are in the Swabian mountains in Germany on a cold winter day, a very cloudy day I should add, the original photo is just dark. I cropped it down to three trees; did a levels adjustment to brighten it up a little bit; applied Bonnie's "edited acrylics" (one of my favorite textures) in blending mode pin light at 85% with some saturation adjustments. I only used a part of the texture, the upper left hand corner, and I thought how interesting it looks when you drag out the texture.

What I really like about these challenges is that I try something new - blending modes I usually ignore, or playing around with the texture first before applying it. Every time I realize how much I still have to learn, but I love, love, love it.

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20 comments:

Michele said...

Three such gorgeous pictures! They are beautiful, and I especially love the one at the top.

gina said...

What a fun theme! Your processing really is exceptional -- the second and third images look like paintings.

Chantal said...

the first one is my favorite

seabluelee said...

My favorite is the 3 sailboats. The color and texture is beautiful. It looks like a painting.

Terrie said...

Excellent! Each so very different and yet so enticing! I love experimenting and going way outside my comfort zone with Bonnie's textures (it's only digital, right?) too. Your beach chairs is an awesome image to start with and the texturizing makes it so vintage. I love the sails - the colors make it sort of Monet-like and the trees look sort of metallic - I think the sails is my fave.

Kaylene said...

Bravo, great images and work.

Ida said...

Absolutely Amazing Edits here. I love them all but my favorite are the Beach Chairs.

Marilyn said...

These are so artsy. I love all of them but the striped chairs are my fave. Nice work.

PrairieJill said...

These are all beautiful! And I agree with you - I love the way challenges push me to try different kinds of effects.

kareninkenai said...

Wonderful images, as always. Beautiful processing and colors. Thanks, again. Karen

Nadege, said...

Beautiful texture effects on the three photos. I love the pastel colors in the second one.

Suzanne Carter said...

Love your images, my favourite is the first one with the deck chairs, very cool!
Blessings Suzanne

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Wonderful Artwork ! Great, great and great.

JoZart said...

Wonderful photos. The Brighton one could be a postcard and the next one looks like it was painted by Monet!
Love Jo x

DebC said...

Each different from the other, but each is wonderful.
I do love the colors of the beach chairs; they pop.

Deborah said...

great photos, fantastic treatment!

Bonnie said...

Wow - you've been having a lot of fun AND such great results. Love all three but the vintage look of the chairs and the Monet feel with the sailboats are my favs. Thanks so much for sharing a bit about your workflow with each one.

Thank you for sharing your artwork with Photo Art Friday Carola.

Maria Ontiveros said...

I love each of them. The second one reminds me of a impressionist painting, and the first is my favorite. Love the texture and the feel of the subject matter.
Rinda

NatureFootstep said...

the first one is my favourite. :) It looks a bit like an old ad.

Randy said...

Carola these are amazing. It makes me want to start a whole new blog.