18 November 2011

Textures for Photo Art Friday

Coming up with a regular go-to technique for this weeks challenge on Photo-Art Friday has me in a bit of a quandary. Since having started with this weekly meme I've kind of gotten hooked on experimenting with textures and blending-modes. Here's my samples for this week.



I can't be sure if this is an old Moreton Bay fig-tree or another variety; Port-Jackson perhaps?  I can imagine the pixies and elfin characters living within the chambers of that buttressed support network, but I know that Enid Blyton saw them before me.

Not a dull, grey day, Opera House image anymore!




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20 comments:

helena said...

I had the same problem - experimentation has become my goto approach. Loving inverting and your images are a fabulous example of its magic

Karen Dorcas, Artist said...

Amazing tree to begin with and love the texture processing you did to it; very bold and rich; so is the Opera House -- this works well. thanks so much for sharing - great job. kareninkenai (from PAF)

Nadege, said...

I love what the edit has done to the tree.

Experimenting with the textures is so much fun.

Jeanne said...

That is such an incredible tree! What ever sort of tree is it! Very interesting effect with your edit. and love the opera house. What amazing architecture that is. Very cool edit.

Leovi said...

Wonderful photos, I really like that tree is stunning, beautiful textures.

Bonnie said...

Amazing subject matter for your digital manipulations! Love the results Carole. I will have to follow your example and try and be as succinct when describing my editing process. Great idea to place the process on the texture so people can see exactly what was used. Thank you for sharing your artwork with Photo Art Friday.

TexWisGirl said...

you're getting pretty snazzy with these. :)

Terrie said...

That tree photo is so cool to begin with.... I've not tried invert; I'll have to add that to my experiment list :) I just started playing with 'difference' after seeing Earl K's posts the last couple weeks, so now I'll add this one. Your choice of textures is great fun here.

hannah said...

Party atmosphere at the Opera House.
And that tree is magificent.
Does it produce edible figs? It looks nothing like my fig tree.

Burtine said...

It is getting so that I can believe what I am seeing anymore. :) I love that tree.

Sharyl said...

That tree is an amazing work of nature, no matter how you photograph it...and it looks great both ways! I must say, we DO think alike if you are dreaming of fairies and elfin creatures when you pass that tree!

Like what you've done with the Sydney Opera House photo too!

Sherri B. said...

These are both so beautiful! The tree especially takes my breath away. I haven't tried this "inverting" yet - I'll have to look into it. Thank you for sharing!

johanna said...

your processing is superb!! and that tree is such a fairy tale image itself, awesome!!

Carola Bartz said...

That tree in itself is stunning, but what you did with the picture of it goes way beyond that. I love your approach, it really is a piece of art.

Ida said...

Wow that tree is amazing. Love the texture...it does look like a Fairy World come to life.
The Opera House looks fab with your edit.

Pat said...

What a great tree! I like the colors you get with your editing.

Jan Castle said...

Amazing!!!
Jan

deborah said...

Both photos are great . . .

Geke said...

An amazing tree. My first thought was how old is that tree?
Nice edit of the tree and the Opera house is so colorful now.

Rodrigo Sancho said...

That Moreton Bay fig tree seems to be the landmark @ the Santa Barbara Amtrak station _one must be there to really admire its majestic beauty :o)