Thursday, 18 October 2012

It's Friday!!

Time for 
and

Bonnie, over at Pixel Dust Photo Art
offered a very cool texture, Leafy Landscape, for use in this week's prompt!

Applied to a sunset shot from last summer,
using several layers of the texture and a variety of blending modes,
created this piece...
"Leafy Sunset"


I was attempting to capture the effect of trees and a sunset in reflection...
and when I was finished fiddling I was kind of pleased with the results...


For LeAnne's Photo Art Friday
I applied a French Kiss texture,
Golden Orb
to a photo of a rose that I had taken a month or so ago
after receiving a beautiful bouquet from a dinner guest...


the roses were a beautiful combination
of a peachy yellow outside and a rich red on the inside
giving a stunning overall look.
I felt that the texture enriched the colours on the rose of focus.


I am running a bit behind on my SkyWatchFriday shots!
Though I frequently shoot the sky, 
this was taken from my back deck and
has been waiting on my desktop to be posted for two weeks!!


When I was a little girl, my Mom used to lay on the ground with me,
point out the shapes of the clouds and we'd try to identify what it looked like.
I thought this one looked a bit like one of our dogs as she leaps across the lawn...


No? *lol*

That's it for this week folks!
As always, check out these sites to enjoy the work of others!
Hope everyone enjoys their weekend!

Janet xo






Photo Art Friday        photosbyleanne


24 comments:

  1. Hi Janet beautiful photos and yes I am in Ontario. B

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  2. Gorgeous shots and love the Photo Art reflections. Have a great weekend!!

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  3. Absolutely beautiful work of art. That rose is breathtaking.

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  4. I have taken to watching the clouds again and am beginning to see shapes in them. It is something I haven't done since I was a girl. I can see your dog perfectly. Love your Leafy Sunset for PAF

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  5. Janet, you should be pleased! The reflection is a very creative idea! Regarding the cloud image, it has been a long time since I would lie in the grass and look at cloud formations. This does, indeed, look like your dog.

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  6. Great images! I especially like the first one.

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  7. A great artsy shot, a gorgeous rose, and ya...that cloud does look like a dog. Terrific shots!

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  8. I love your rose image!

    My Skywatch
    Have a great weekend!

    PS. I am your newest follower, would be tickled if you follow mine back. Thank you!

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  9. i think you did a great job of creating a reflection and interestingly i used two layers of the leafy landscape and flipped them like you did but have a completely different type of image . . .
    it's so much fun to see where each person participating takes the challenge~!

    love the beautiful roses photo/image and seeing your SkyWatch photo is great fun. i like watching the clouds for shapes that i can recognize too.

    :-)
    libbyQ

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  10. Great pictures... Love that rose...

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  11. That's a beautiful rose shot. I see an angel in those clouds.

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  12. Beautiful photos! I love the way you used Bonnie's texture as part of your reflection!

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  13. Really like how you have combined several layers of Bonnie's texture to create this reflection. Very nice Janet! I also remember laying out in the grass and watching the clouds go by, watching for dragons and what ever I happened to "see for the day". have a wonderful weekend

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  14. Super post.
    Your PAF piece is really nice and I can see the reflection of the sunset perfectly.

    Such a beautiful rose.

    Ah the cloud, first it's a cool looking cloud and yes it does resemble your dog. Second isn't it fun to look at clouds and see what they remind you of!

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  15. yes, it definitely looked like your dog :)
    I used to play the same game with my friends, most of the time I would see dragons and flying houses, though. Such a funny memories!

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  16. love what you did with Bonnie's "leafy landscape" ...

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  17. Great photos! The cloud reminds me a little of a saguaro cactus.

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  18. Enjoyed all the images in this post. Love the symmetry you gave the piece that uses the Leafy Landscape texture.

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  19. Beautiful results! The sunset photo has wonderful colors - I love the resulting mood from your processing. The flower is gorgeous...and yep, I can see a bit of your dog in that cloud. :) Thank you for sharing!

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  20. everything is stunning and thought-provoking. I have loved losing myself in clouds and in fires, the in the fireplace or around the camp ones ;~D

    I love how your sunset piece turned out here. So "moody" in the very best aspects of that word.

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  21. Very cool shots and processing. I love the sunset and the use of the texture, you made it look like a reflection. Thanks for sharing!

    Kathy

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