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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Photo Art Friday - Jan. 27 and the Roast that almost wasn't.


Happy Friday! - It's been a good week.  The ice/snow has finally melted and things are back to normal around here.  Well almost...You see the challenge this week for Photo Art Friday (PAF) was to create a piece of Abstract Art using 3 photo's or cropped portions of 3 photo's and at least 1 of Bonnie's textures.  I was "scared to death" of this challenge.  I mean how on earth could I take 3 cropped photo's and create Abstract Art with such limited knowledge of Photo Editing. 

I decided to give it a try though so I begin picking out photo's that I wanted to work with.  I chose the following 3 photo's that were cropped to fit my needs.


I know it's a pretty odd combo of pictures but I like how this turned out.    Again I want to add that I "tried" to write down the steps that I used to get my final effect but after several different changes along the way things sort of got muddled up as far as what I did so I'm giving you the best explanation that I can but it may not be totally exactly what I did.    


 I started by taking the Cropped Frog photo and adding the Brick Building/Tree Shadow Photo over it.  First I re-scaled the shadow photo so that it was the same size as the Frog. Then I used Bonnie's texture:  Heavenly in  Difference Mode at 45.5%   Next I took the Cropped Portion of the Berries which had already been Posterized and added them using Soft Light at 69.3%  I added another layer of the Heavenly texture with the Hue adjusted using Soft Light at 20.8%
Here is what I came up with:




So how does all this fit into the title of my post?  Well you see after I finished this version I started playing around with it doing different things on Picnik (which sadly is closing) and came up with some other versions. 
This one is the same photo but I used the "Boost" feature on Picnik:

Pretty bright and certainly, Abstract.
Still playing around I Inverted the 1st Photo on Picnik and got this version:

So then my mom came over and I was showing her what I had done and decided to show her how I came up with my piece of Abstract Photo Art.  I messed around with the 1st photo this time using Gimp and some Color/Hue changes and created this last version, which is my favorite of all of them.


I didn't write down the formula for this one though so I have no idea how I got the final version.

At this point I looked at the clock, it was 4:30 and  it was time to start fixing dinner.  I went to the Refrigerator and discovered the Roast that I had bought and was going to fix for dinner.  Well needless to say at that late hour it was too late to start cooking a roast  and still eat by 6:00 pm so we opted for Take-Out from KFC and the Roast waited until the next day. 
I need to make a note when playing around to make sure dinner gets cooked on time!

Be sure to check out all the other Fabulous pieces of Photo Art on Bonnie's Blog.

21 comments:

  1. I like the blue/green asbstract frog the best. I've been guilty of the same when loosing track of time while playing on my computer. :)

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  2. Love the "heavenly" texture - you came up with several excellent examples of choice. Very nice abstract and definitely a lovely focal point with the frog. How fun. Thanks, Karen

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  3. It is a great abstract, well done. I keep a note book and print out a small image and paste to the page so I can go back and see what I have done. Cheers

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  4. Wow, i didn't understand most of this but love the pics!

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  5. Good for you Ida - LOVE all your different abstracts! Wow! So Picnik is closing? Sad...

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  6. I think this turned out really cool and that you picked great photos to combine. Love that prominent frog!

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  7. Well done, Ida. It likely wasn't easy to choose your photos, but you did very well. :)

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  8. Thanks for showing all the versions of your art - I agree, the last one is so intriguing. I love the vivid colors but they're not garish. I love the abstractness of it, yet there's a hint of the underlying shapes if you look hard. I love the complementary color scheme and how effective it is.....great creation! Thanks for the visit and kind comment.

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  9. Beautiful all, I love them all, with the brick wall reminds me of graffiti art. Excellent colors and textures. Greetings.

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  10. You really do some cool things in post processing!

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  11. I really like the very last one the best. The colors work and maybe I like the affect of the brick work showing here..

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  12. I like the final version.
    It's interesting and lovely.

    Regards and best wishes

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  13. Your abstracts turned out well - I especially like the stripes texture showing through on the last photo. Remember - "success is in the effort"!

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  14. I'm smiling that you overcame your fear of creating photo art so much that you got a late start on dinner! :) I love your effects! They're beautiful...I think the reason I love creating photo art so much is that there are no rules and I can just let go and enjoy myself. Thank you for sharing your images!

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  15. What fun ...and what a pleasant result!

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  16. What fun..and the results are grand...

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  17. I really like how your final turned out. Very colorful and abstract.

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  18. such a variety of effects you achieved Ida with the three photo combo; a trilogy!

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  19. My hats off to you, playing around with all that stuff must get confusing. The all look great and very abstract!

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