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Friday, March 15, 2013

PhotoArt Portraits

Bonnie’s challenge for PhotoArt Friday this week was portrait.  So many possibilities and ways to take this subject. 

first off I played with putting my face in an unexpected place in a photo – and after playing unsuccessfully with several ideas I merged together a wall, a spotlight and my face for this rather disturbing but fun image

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Later I took  different path and experimented with creating a portrait which looks as if it has been painted.  I was so pleased with the effect that in each case I felt it wasn’t finished until each looked as if it had been mounted

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I’m pleased with both – much more than the original photo (which was taken sitting on a train using my tablet)

 

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I’m looking forward to seeing how others interpret this challenge.

11 comments:

Sian said...

I think that's a wonderful self portrait..you have made it very you, in every sense of the word.

Andrea Dawn said...

Very nice portrait . . . love the canvas texture.

Ewa Samples said...

these are great!

Bonnie said...

I like the b and w version Helena - and, of course, the peek-a-boo from a street drain (?) shot. Very creative.

Currie Silver said...

these are such creative and unusual ways to take this idea of portrait! I am glad you followed your curiosity and found results that pleased you. sometimes, especially when working with our own selves as subjects, it is hard to see with the same parity we use otherwise. I appreciate the lesson you've shared here, too, with me. to see BEyond what I "SEE" and get out of my own way.
wonderful results, Helena!!

Melissa said...

What fun photo editing!

Ida said...

Your 1st piece is so fun and creative. It really catches your attention.

The last 2 pieces are very nice. I think the colored version is my favorite.

alexa said...

Oh my goodness, that first one made me catch my breath! Would make a great journalling page ... The coloured textured one is my favourite one of you and you have done splendidly to coax it out of your train snap.

Maria Ontiveros said...

I love the second "painted" self portrait as a great realistic representation. The first merged one is so fascinating. Portrait is also a prompt in my iphone photography class this week, but I'm not doing a self-portrait.
Rinda

Sunny Smiles said...

Very creative!

Miriam said...

These are fabulous Helena, love the first one of course, very creative. I like the B&W best, the texture in it is gorgeous