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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Photo Art Friday - Pure Joy

It's Friday! - You all know that can only mean one thing...It's time for Photo Art Friday

Photo Art Friday
on Bonnie's Blog, Pixel Dust Photo art.

This week we were asked to showcase one of our favorite techniques in Photo Editing and share what we did to get that effect. Since I'm still learning and have a "long way" to go before I can pick out a favorite technique I'm going to have to say that just about anything I am able to edit is probably a big accomplishment for me.  I love SOOC photo's but am learning that they can be a lot of fun and really unique when you edit them as well.
So for this week here is my SOOC shot: It's a shot I took of my granddaughte, Coleen playing in the leaves at the park.

Next I added a Texture (Autumn Grunge) which is a FREE texture offered by Linda of Sienna Photo Designs here:  I added the texture using the Gimp program (a Free photo editing program) found here: I used Hardlight at 85.1%.  Then I closed the photo and uploaded it on Picnik (I love this website) and used the Orton-ish effect, Bloom 30%, Brightness 50%. - Then I added a quote that I looked up by Emily Dickinson.  I used the Font, Bleeding Cowboy also in Hardlight.
Here is the results of my edits:

Well that's it for this week.  Be sure to stop by Bonnie's Blog to check out the other enteries for some fantastic photo art.

30 comments:

  1. Ida...this is absolutely precious! Wonderful SOOC shot, I agree...but I love what you've done in the editing phase, too!

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  2. Wonderful processing; we should all be so carefree. Thank you so much for sharing, kareninkenai (visiting from PAF)

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  3. beautiful processing and i LOVE this font!

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  4. I love what you did with this photo - it screams out a joyful day!

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  5. fabulous phot and I love what you did with it. I had never thought to add blending mode to a font - great tip, thanks

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  6. there's an interesting transformation; it looks like a long-lived poster effect; well done.

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  7. Fantastic shot, quote and editing Ida. I really love this... wishing you a great weekend. :)

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  8. This is a fabulous edit Ida. An illustration of pure joy! Love the addition of the quotation too. You have come a long way with your editing from the first ones you shared here. Hope you are proud of yourself!!! Thanks for sharing with Photo Art Friday.

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  9. You chose the PERFECT quote to evoke what I felt looking at your photo. A beautiful piece of artwork.

    Kathy

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  10. Ida, this is so joyous.
    I loved reading what you had to do to get there. Not easy :-)
    And it is the memento of a happy afternoon.

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  11. I LOVE it! It is an expression of joy
    made more beaufiful by your editing!

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  12. I love how warm and dreamy you image is after processing...beautiful work!

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  13. With that nice texture you've been a very poetic picture.

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  14. What a perfect quote for this photo.
    And, you're right, it was a great photo SOOC.
    You can just see the joy!
    That said, I love the edits.
    I'm a big fan of Orton effect.
    I also like the font you chose for the quote.
    You may be new at this, but you are learning very quickly.

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  15. A beautiful effect, as a painting.
    Linneas Atelje Photography

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  16. Ida, this is over-the -top beautiful, and what a perfect title you chose! I LOVE this image. Makes me feel so good just looking at it!
    Sending you wishes for a wonderful weekend!

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  17. What a perfect quote for the picture and what a great picture - even before adding any processing! It's bright and joyful - and all done with free applications! How great to show it CAN be done that way if you spend a little time learning & practicing! Beautiful work!

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  18. Lovely work! The photo expresses pure joy!

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  19. Great shot. I love both before and after.

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  20. Lovely autumn images with great texture. So sweet.

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  21. Wonderful texture work and a beautiful quotation. Thank you for sharing.
    Have a nice weekend, Ida.

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  22. I love your original photo but have to say your editing is also very, very nice. :)

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  23. And your granddaughter is certainly exhibiting "pure joy"; great edit and I love the quote! Thank you for sharing.

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  24. I love your edit. And what a joyous image!

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  25. I love your image, and the text it all works so well together, very inspiring!!! Love it!
    Blessings
    Suzanne

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  26. Wonderful autum grunge work of art :)

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  27. nice shots of the happy girl. It is fun to work with the shots. Isn´t it? Myself I like to do different things all the time.

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  28. Hi Ida, I love what you did here! The only minor tweak I would make is to move up the lettering a just a bit into the line of trees and away from the little girl. The texture work is perfect.

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  29. What an exuberant capture! Both photos are lovely!

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