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Friday, June 8, 2012

black and white photoart

Friday again which means linking up with PhotoArt Friday at Pixel Dust Photo Art.

I like the weekly prompt because it gives me a starting place alongside the blank canvas.  This week the suggested theme is black and white.  I created 2 pieces using different approaches.

First I looked for a photo with strong structure which did not need colour because I thought that would translate well.  I used a photo of a boat that I took on the photo walk at the weekend.

b-w-handmade

First I used the cutout artistic filter and then I turned it black and white using gradient map filter.

heartland-textured

On this one I used the Heartland effect from Pioneer Woman and then removed colour.

I tried some other methods of creating black and white and was interesting in the range of results – some very grey, some with more contrast.  I will definitely be playing with black and white again.

My second approach was to choose a brightly coloured image with good texture – I used a close up of a poppy.

poppy

I used gradient map to turn it black and white and added poster edge filter.   I love how the texture stands out. I added a frame of the poppy colour for fun and because it felt right.

14 comments:

Merike said...

Yes, the bouth piece of art works very well. Looks wonderful b/w, and effects too :)

Elizabeth said...

I have always loved black and white photographs. Yours are wonderful!

Bonnie said...

What great creative editing choice you made here, Helena! That second one looks almost like a stone carving. Just wonderful. (While I know you had your reason for the coral/orange border, I would try a white or black border to really make the piece pop - particularly if you want to print and frame it - which I would!) Thank you for sharing your art with Photo Art Friday.

Sherri B. said...

Lovely images - I love the lines in the first one. Wonderful!

Ida said...

Very interesting pieces. I like all the lines/details of the first one. That close-up of the poppy is amazing, remind me of molten lava for some reason.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Love the results. Valerie

Maria Ontiveros said...

That second one is amazing! What a great choice and great work.
Rinda

NatureFootstep said...

I like what you did with the ship. It is great. :)

Quasi Serendipita said...

I especially like the ship too.

Deborah said...

they are all great renderings and the boat is SO dramatic!

Sian said...

The boat is an especially arresting image. I like it a lot.

kareninkenai said...

I love all the texture and angles of the first particularly. Wonderful processing. Thanks for sharing and visiting me, too. Karen

Kaylene said...

Great work in editing these photographs.

PrairieJill said...

Great images! I especially love that last one.