Saturday, May 19, 2012

Your Sunday Best ~ #18

This is a photograph of the back of a bench
of course I rendered it
half the fun of taking photographs is the post processing
and playing with filters and textures!

and to give you a tad bit of an idea as to what the bench looks like
this is the original photo.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Flower Art Friday # 4

"There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful
than the risk it took to blossom."  Anais Nin     


Thursday, May 17, 2012

Photo Art Friday ~ May 18th - 20th

This weeks challenge from Bonnie was to share a piece of photo art featuring
lines, angles and/or graphic elements.

Rendered with PDPA textures:  Painterly on Difference@100% and ArtistTexture on Vivid Light@100%

Rendered with PDPA texture: Mother Love on Color Burn@97% and Dreams of Spring on Hue@77%

Still playing with my photos from the ranch what I chose was
a collapsed wooden windmill structure and
a shard from an old wood burning stove.

Photo Art Friday

this or that thursday ~ moon rise

photo of the sunset and moon rise taken at the ranch the evening before the 'super moon'

was pleased to have gotten the capture,
the night of the 'super moon' we had cloud cover,
which did not bring rain just wind!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Edit Me 2012 - Week 20

This weeks photo was taken by Nancy at A Rural Journal.
Nancy is not only a beautiful photographer,
but her subject matter, renderings and blog are simply fantastic!
The photo was cropped, then did a tad bit of a color adjustment and level adjustment,
then topped it off with Nancy's newest texture "Zia" on color@73%,
and used a layer mask to bring the color back on the kitty.
Original Photo

Edit Me

Three Muses - Lock and Key

"Oh Where Oh Where Could That Little Key Have Gone"

 "Oh Where Oh Where Can it Be!"

Lock & Key Challenge

52 Photos Project ~ Week 4 {Movement}

 During the spring branding I took over 1300 photos and have a file named 'Saga of the Calves'.

My camera allows me to take photos in quick succession and I captured a lot of dirt flying!

52 Photos Project

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Tones on Tuesday

The challenge for Tones on Tuesday is to share a photo where the tones have been altered; such as black and white, sepia toned, selective coloring or colored photo.

I essentially bleached out the photo of Karen and her son Chris hoping to emphasis the subjects in the photo and added a texture to age the photo.

Rendered Photo
Original Photo

And one more just 'cause I'm having fun playing!

Rendered Photo

Original Photo

The host of 'Tones on Tuesday' is Emily from the pacific northwest.

Scattered Horizons

Monday, May 14, 2012

Favorite Photo Monday

This is my first entry in 'Favorite Photo Monday' hosted by Ewa Kelly-Miksa who resides in Ireland.

The guidelines are easy, my favorite photo of the week (or past) and it can be SOOC or edited.

I went by the cutting event at the Rocking Horse Ranch on Moriarty last Saturday to watch my friends compete and to drop off the disks of the photos I'd taken at the branding the week before. 

As I was leaving, I took a photo with my phone camera of the ranch headquarters across the way
sitting on top of a little rise.

I was impressed.

Actually the whole scene reminded me of a Peter Hurd painting.

My thanks to Ewa for hosting this new, to me, challenge.
Texture "Painterly" by Bonnie at PDPA