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Friday, January 25, 2013

playing with hardware

Hardware is Bonnie’s suggested theme for PhotoArt Friday this week, so at the weekend I kept my eyes open for likely subjects.  I had in mind chunky, rusty iron and just before I reached the cafe I spotted some rusting bolts and pieces on a pole.

Home again I started to play with artistic filters and textures to emphasise the hardness of the pieces.

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Then I decided it would be fun to go the opposite route and combine the hard metal with some soft and fluid actions

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As always I had a lot of fun playing and am pleased with both pieces.  Looking forward to see what others have done.

11 comments:

Elizabeth said...

The first example (emphasizing the hardness of the pieces) I understand and it looks great. The second one made me giggle because that's the way things look through our tempered glass shower doors--all soft and mushy.

Queenvickans said...

Great samples of hardware art.
http://queenvickans.blogspot.se/2013/01/pixeldustphotoart-challenge-hardware.html

Currie Silver said...

these are both wonderful pieces, Helena. I love how you interpreted the theme in an unexpected yet planned-for way. we each have such unique processes and your sharing yours makes me more open to what if...

louciao said...

Fun how you decided to try the opposite approaches of textures, from hard to soft. Both are visually intriguing. I particularly like the angles and extreme close-up that you used in the photographs, creating a strong composition.

Ida said...

How fun to see both approaches to your subject. I like the bold feel of the first piece the most.

Jan said...

Each photo has it's own unique quality......using the rusty piece gave the images a good contrast, too. Nicely done.

Bonnie said...

They are both great, but love your fluid selection. Just beautiful.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Love rust and metal!
Rinda

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

I love the effects - there is so much great talent out there.

Cynthia Powell said...

I love your thought process of making this hard metal look softer. Great photo and love the effects you used!

alexa said...

Gosh. this is really adventurous and they are both very striking! I love the contrast of the metal and the fluid feel of the second.