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Friday, November 9, 2012

abstract landscapes

When I saw Bonnie’s PhotoArt Friday prompt for this week was lines I immediately knew which photos I would use.  On my regular walks by the sea I am captivated by the stripes of sand, sea and sky which often form very abstract looking stripes in shades of grey / grunge.  It was these photos that I turned to – interpreting lines as stripes of colour.

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In all of the photos I used Bonnies velum texture and played with the blending modes – the ones above and below are linear burn and the last is overlay.

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I love each by itself but I also thought they would look really good as a collection.  So I rotated them all to emphasise the stripes rather than horizon and grouped them

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I think this is one I’ll print up large.

Looking forward to what others do with the idea of lines.

18 comments:

Sian said...

They are wonderfully striking! Gallery worthy, I think :)

Elizabeth said...

Just beautiful. Put a sail boat or two in there and they look like oil paintings.

Birgitta said...

Excellent photo art!

Ewa Samples said...

love the texture you used! it looks fantastic, like canvas!

Gracie O'Tripp said...

Great horizontal lines. Seashore shots are great for this.

Linda Makiej said...

very lovely work

Amy said...

LOVE these Helena - really, the colours and the shots you have chosen to accentuate the texture is just fabulous!

Ida said...

These are wonderful. That vellum texture worked perfectly with your photos. My favorite one is the 1st one with the boat in the shot. I also really like the last one. How clever to put them into a collage and rotate them.

DRODDEL said...

I love what you have done here,- Bonnies vellum texture is perfect! Fantastic abstract, landscape pieces! And the flipped versions,- brilliant!
Monica:)

Currie Silver said...

wonderfully rich and brilliant!!

Miriam said...

Absolutely wonderful Helena. They look fabulous together as a set.

Bonnie said...

How creative! When you rotate them they look like pieces of striped cloth. Just love the editing choices you made in the first two - gorgeous pieces of photo art!!

humel said...

I was scrolling down, thinking how lovely they were individually but also that they'd look great together, and then that's exactly what you did :) Fabulous!

PrairieJill said...

Wow - these are fabulous!

Maria Ontiveros said...

These are so cool! Rotating them is a brilliant idea.
Rinda

lorik said...

These are beautiful works of art - so creative. You really have captured the design around you on your walks on the beach.

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

So pretty! And I love your combo piece at the end.

joelsuma said...

beautiful! I like all 3 of them. Your group is amazing.
LG joelsuma