Thursday, September 27, 2012

Photo Art Friday

Photo Art Friday
 
This was a good prompt for me.  I have been doing abstracts with my photo's for years, so I just headed back into my files and pulled up a few. 
Unfortunately, I did these so long ago that I can't be sure what I used to accomplish my effects.  I can tell you that it was in Photoshop Elements. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
At this point, I decided it would be more fun to make some current abstracts and it would maybe show how my technique has grown (or at least changed).
 
This started with a photo of a deer in the woods.  I tweaked the pictures with levels, brightness/contrast and hue/saturation. I then covered it with pdpa Dusty Rose Bokeh at 60%.  I erased out the deer and recovered it with pdpa Dusty Rose Bokeh at 40% and added a border.
 
 
I started this with a photo of an unusual cloud formation, tweaking it with levels, brightness/contrast and hue/saturation. I placed the picture of the Sand hill Crane's in flight over the clouds at 68% and blended it in using the eraser and clone stamp.  Added pdpa Vintage Craquelure texture at around 66% then used levels to accentuate it. 
 
This was fun, as always.  I am looking forward to everyone's version of abstractions in nature ...

20 comments:

  1. Terrific, different captures for the day, Andrea!! Thanks for sharing them! You do have a great eye!! Enjoy your weekend!

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  2. Wow. I am amazed at what you can achieve, what you have achieved with programs that scare me. I may need to put my big girl panties on.
    Thank you - I was super impressed at all of these.

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  3. Hi there - I don't do tis kind of things to my pictures - but I have to say I like the leaf shot.

    The dusty skies were bad - they came after almost 8 years of bad drought - at times it felt like it was never going to rain again. I wont mind if I never see this kind of thing again - but as I live in Australia, I probably will!

    Cheers - Stewart M

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  4. All of these photos are fabulous!!
    Unique and textural!! Love them
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  5. awesome designs - the cranes with the addition of some japanese writing would be perfectly oriental. The deer is my favourite because you've upheld the abstract from the form. Appreciate your outlining the processes.

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  6. They are all wonderful pieces Andrea. Can see how your technique has evolved with the last two. Love the addition of textures and your subtle touch. Thank you so much for sharing your talents with Photo Art Friday!

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  7. What a great variety of photos. Thanks for the "how-to" description. As a newbie I find it very helpful to have all these hints.

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  8. Awesome, I do like your recent pieces the best. Take care and have a great weekend.

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  9. Good morning. These are fabulous! My favorites are the rosebuds and the deer. I did't do anything this week, but maybe I'll give this a try later when I am at home. (I'm at work now) I've never really gotten into abstract, but I'm finding your's very interesting. Thanks so much for the motivation. You have a wonderful day, hugs, Edna B.

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  10. Absolutely love the deer :).
    Stay inspired!

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  11. what a wondrous journey each was. I felt like they would BE great story starters. which gives me a great idea so I must say THANK YOU for inspiring me. I truly am gob-smacked by the first one with those trees. oh my!!

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  12. stunning work. they are all wonderful but the deer and the next one are amazing!

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  13. Every one of your pictures was a joy to see. I am pleased I don't have to choose just one.

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  14. Wonderful post. You've really got some great pieces here. I loved the shot of the Green Leaf and the one with the Sandhill Cranes.

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  15. Wow! So many fantastic photos! Amazing work!
    :)

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  16. Superb and thank you for sharing your technique. Cheers

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  17. very nice assortment of your work and all are fun to see.
    i like the way leaves seem to be an ariel view of topography sometimes and love the greens within that image.

    your newer shots are so much softer and the ghostly silhouettes of the cranes is breathtaking.

    :-)
    libbyQ

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  18. Very subtle and nice processing. I really like them very much. Thanks so much for sharing. kareninkenai (visiting from PAF)

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  19. they are all lovely ... both your initial style and your most recent.

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