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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Photo Art Friday - March 16, 2012

It's time once again to join everyone over on Bonnie's Blog for Photo Art Friday.  This week the options were: 1. Any Piece of Photo Art
2. Continue with the "hidden in plain sight" idea or
3. Go with the Color, Green - because after all St. Patrick's Day is close at hand.

Can you guess which theme I went with?



Here are my starting Photo's - Click on them to enlarge:



The photo on the left is some moss growing on the side of a concrete wall and the photo on the right is some clover (shamrock) in our yard.

Here is what I did with the 2 photos:
































For this version I rotated the Moss photo 90 degrees right and then over-layed the clover photo using Hard light at approx. 64-74 %  Then I used a Filter feature in Gimp called, Illusion to create the circular effect.  I added the Irish Blessing and the Frame with features on Picnik.

Still playing:





























For this version I used the same 2 photo's as described above but then used a feature called, Mandelbrot Fractal Elements in Gimp to create all the different swirls of clover.  I added the Text (Lucky) and a sort of hidden in plain sight element...can you guess what it is?

HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY -  I'm not Irish but I've always dreamed of going to Ireland and someday I hope that dream will come true.  In the mean time I'll just enjoy being Irish for a day.

Have a great weekend and be sure to visit all the other great entries for PAF.

18 comments:

  1. Top of the Morning to You! Perfect art for St. Patty's Day!

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  2. wonderful work, nice and green as well.

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  3. I'm first again :)

    Wonderful work of art.

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  4. Ida, these are fantastic!
    I especially love "Lucky!"
    Sending you wishes for a wonderful weekend.

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  5. Nice work! I really like the Lucky image!

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  6. LOVE the shamrock...the original and your piece of work. Perfect for this weekend.

    And btw, you're not 'odd'...if you like DST, that's okay. Nothing odd about it.

    Have a glorious, wonderful weekend Ida.

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  7. loved what you did with the photos!

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  8. Cool processing!
    You accomplished "green" and "hidden"
    (four-leaf clover, right??)

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  9. almost makes me dizzy. :) love the way the clover shines through.

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  10. Happy St. Patricks day to you Ida. Loe the swirl effect you have created.

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  11. yeah, I love these wonderful textures, exquisite color, a large compositions. Greetings.

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  12. Så bra du satt ihop fotona i grönt.
    Bra beskrivning har du också. Snyggt. Ha en trevlig helg. Anita

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  13. I like your imaginative and creative photos..true to the holiday...

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  14. Lots of wonderful results here. Very creative. It's so much fun to try different filters and effects. I never know what I'm going to end up with.

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  15. Very nice post-processing.

    Regards and best wishes

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  16. I love them all. How creative and I used that same quote on my FB page today :D Happy St. Patrick's day...great editing.

    Thank you so much for dropping by my blog and leaving a comment.

    Capture Life!
    Kathy

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  17. Great effects! I haven't used Gimp much, but I think I'm going to have to check out some of those filters!

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