Photo Art Friday – Gift

Surprise, surprise, this week, a wild rabbit came into the house and huddled up in a corner of the living room, did the cat chase her in? I took a photograph this morning of him/her and also of some garden plants, collaged them with pdpa Art Easy Sheer Moonlight texture.

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Tutorial Tuesday – Golden Hour

This week our tutorial is to take photographs during the Golden Hour. I was up early enough to capture the hour before sunrise. As it is Winter I was not expecting too much. Well did I get a surprise. I have not edited these shots other than cropping.

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I wonder what the Golden Hour at Sunset will reveal. I have been back through my sunset photographs and have some that were taken during the Golden Hour, but I will revisit my garden later today.

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Photo Art Friday – Door

I have deviated from Bonnie’s challenge this week. I have incorporated a door, air conditioner grill, and the droopy leaves from a garden plant with  “Statement Frames” as my texture. I basically used the great recipe of converting image to black and white and then used the find edges or poster edges under the Filters Stylize and Artistic and played with the blending modes. I started to work on another project and by happy coincident decided to put my model’s face (Twiggxstock) into the mix.  I thank Ineke van den Akker-Veugelers for her door photograph.

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Tutorial Tuesday – Matte

This week’s tutorial is to take an image and convert it to a matte image. I have used two photographs, one of Henk and myself (that you have seen before) and a landscape shot I took yesterday. I did my editing in Lightroom and here the clarity is lowered and the vibrancy set to your liking and then the play comes in the Split Toning and you do have to play to get the look you are after, also saturation plays a big part in this process. I was particularly interested in the effect on a landscape scene, so I have posted before and after.

Original landscape:

Matte Edit:

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Photo Art Friday – Light

Bonnie gave us the challenge to feature light in our image. This is a photograph of tulips that I was using to practice some lighting features on to emphasise form, nature had a surprise for me with the light display in the background. I played with exposure, clarity, black levels in Lightroom and added “Golden Bokeh” to brighten up the RHS.

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Tutorial Tuesday -Pop Art

This week’s tutorial is to take an image and convert it to Pop Art. I have used a photograph of Henk and used three colour backgrounds. I initially desaturated the image, then cut and paste him into a transparent background, played with Adjustment levels, and Artistic/cutout filter, and applied colour to face, hair and clothes on separate layers, flattened image, selected and pasted into another layer and added a background layer.  I finished by applying Adjustment Levels/Hue and Saturation to get the other colours (the middle image is the original).

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