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Friday, February 15, 2013

embracing what I usually avoid

After stretching into minimalism and abstract photoart, Bonnie has returned to more familiar ground for our PhotArt Friday challenge this week – we were asked to use one of her textures – Bamboo Dream.

bamboo dream

Usually I shy away from textures that contain anything that looks like script so my first thought was to use just the bottom part of the texture. 

But I decided to continue to challenge myself and embrace the top part of the texture.

paf-bamboo-dream-difference

here using the difference blending mode and added a border.  I think this would make a lovely card

Then I decided to concentrate on the scriptesque part so I duplicated and flipped it to create a frame

paf-bamboo-dream-2-colour-b

the same photo, wider crop and the colour burn blending mode.

paf-bamboo-dream-2-linear-l

and here with linear light blending mode.

Looking forward to seeing the full range of ways that others use this texture.

12 comments:

Miriam said...

Looks like you had the same amount of fun as I did! I love the last picture, it looks like a sail boat.

Birgitta said...

So creative! Love it!

Currie Silver said...

Oh Helena, these are amazing!! I love how you embraced this and then once you'd done so, danced wildly with it!!

I love each one. so clever you are!!!

Elizabeth said...

Isn't it amazing how a little bit of texture can turn a photo into something wonderful?

travelintoadventure@gmail.com said...

I loved how you repeated the texture over the image - good ideas here..Thanks
Hugs

Jan said...

Well, your playing around with different uses of that texture were fun! Each had a different look and I think Bonnie would be thrilled that you took this a step further!

Great job this week!

Andrea Dawn said...

I am fairly new to textures as well. So happy you persevered as you have created some very lovely pieces.

Ida said...

Very nice work. It's good you embraced the text. I think it really adds to your pieces. My favorite is the first one.

linda said...

These are wonderful photos and brilliant edits. So serene.

alexa said...

They would ALL make lovely cards ... Your experimenting really pays off. I love the last one :).

louciao said...

I'd say you did a marvellous job of overcoming your dislike of using script in an image! I think it's beautiful how in flipping the texture you created a vignette to showcase the images. My favourite would be the last one; the unusual structure, depth of view, script spilling from the sky onto the sand, the soft tones...

Cynthia Powell said...

Pretty awesome! I have enjoyed visiting your blog today and will return again soon. :-D