By way of fellow Fototrisser Anki-itte I found my way to another photo challenge, called Photo Art Friday. Considering the blog-name I use, I couldn’t very well refuse…
I hope this will be a wonderful excuse to play unreservedly with images and imagery, and to gain new insights and a wider experience from sharing and engaging with like-minded others!
So. First out is the topic of Lines. Not normally my preferred kettle of fish, but then I had a couple of pictures, newly taken, that fit right into that category… And I had the inspiration of site Pixel Dust Photo Art, where admin Bonnie hosts the challenge.
Time to play…
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I use noise reduction in Camera raw to create a slightly “painted” feeling, and the resulting images have been merged with my own canvas and terracotta textures respectively. The former was also merged with the colouring of a “Painterly” texture from Pixel Dust Photo Art – thanks Bonnie! 🙂 I then used layers and blending options in Photoshop (hard and soft light, screen, colour burn) to create the contrast and light I wanted, and some adjustment layers and filters to reduce saturation and enhance detail (high pass).
The second image was electronically double exposed using a horisontally flipped extra layer to create the somewhat chaotic mirror shadow. I thought it jarred nicely with my vaguely uneasy feelings about the whole thing… 😉