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Friday, May 31, 2013

Take one red sunshade umbrella and add pixel magic

Deb set us a challenge to transform her photo and add a quote

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Now that was a challenge that I couldn’t resist so once I received the image from Deb I set too with PSE.  The red is, well, very red so I removed it by turning the photo sepia before adding textures.

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then I decided to add some red back as it is the defining component of the sunshade.

I was intrigued by the strong lines and pattern of the internal structure so I decided to play some more using these structures to create an abstract piece.  I added a photo that I had taken on the river just before I read Deb’s challenge

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and then duplicated and flipped the image to create a kaleidoscope effect which really uses the strong structure to create patterns

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and repeated with 3 other blending modes and order of flipping

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and found some good kaleidoscope quotes to go with them

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At the height of laughter, the universe is flung into a kaleidoscope of new possibilities (Jean Houston)

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Life is like an ever-shifting kaleidoscope – a slight change and all patterns alter (Sharon Salzberg)

Thanks Deb for a fun challenge and looking forward to seeing what others do with the red sunshade.

9 comments:

Sian said...

I like the idea of taking out the red for a totally different look. Good thought!

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

Wow, wow, wow! See? I knew you could totally change this photo up and make it amazing, Helena. And I love the quotes you've included. Thanks so much for playing along today ~ I really love what you have done here. :o)

Miriam said...

Well done Helena, this is gorgeous, I love the colours in the last one.

Alison said...

What a great job!....mine is very boring in comparison....not that I've posted it yet, but will do soon
Alison xx

Cheri said...

You've really taken this to a new level. I love the second to last (the one with the sunset colors). Very cool.

scrappyjacky said...

The sepia tones look great.

S said...

Love the color combo you used on Deb's shot - and that quote is right on too. Nicely done.

Amy said...

Oh gosh Helena - you are extremely talented - these are all fabulous!

alexa said...

Oh my goodness,what n interesting eyeful! You are clearly a star in this department!