Friday, 25 May 2012

abstract - photo art friday

it is photo art friday!

Bonnie, over at Pixel Dust Photo Art, has invited us to showcase
a piece of abstract photo art created with a design from nature.

This is another first for me...
I did a whole lot of exploring and messing around in my PSE
and, although I have discovered a whole bunch
of new things I CAN do (though not necessarily how to do them well)
I ended up pretty much going with a simple process of
duplicating the photo with Hard Mix @ 60%
and adjustments in hue and saturation

 I started with a photo of the leaves of my Japanese Red Maple:

and this is where I ended up....

It looks like a throwback to my 60s/70s roots! *lol*

It is shaping up to be a beautiful weekend here...
perfect for gardening!

Enjoy yours, wherever you are and whatever the weather!
See you on the flip side!

Photo Art Friday


  1. I love the photo of your Japanese maple. The original is spectacularly good, though the result is also nice, I think the light and color of the original is far superior and is my favorite.

  2. I love the both photos, the original and the final.

  3. Wonderful lighting in your 1st photo. Japanese Maples are a favorite tree of mine.
    Wow that is a bright processing that captures your attention right away.

  4. I also really love the lighting in the first one, the second is beautifully abstract with gorgeous colours :)

  5. Thanks for the feedback folks!...I do love the original photo because of the light and colours...and having seen the work of others posted today, I think I would approach 'abstract' differently now! I got a great shot today that I am going to use to try some of the new things I learned! Thanks!

  6. Isn't it fun to see what we can produce when we experiment with new tools? It's the best way to learn and perfect our 'craft'. Lovely job, Janet. I'm partial to the first. Thank you for sharing your work and process with Photo Art Friday.

  7. Lovely work.