Thursday, November 24, 2011

Winter Wonderland

     Bonnie (Pixel Dust Photo Art / Friday) this week asks "next week's 'challenge' will be to post a piece of photo art from your archives that never got the spotlight and attention it deserved" -- therefore... Since I am out-of-town, prepared and saved this as a draft; will do a link and post.

Winter Wonderland
[with Bonnie's Winter Wonderland Texture]




(Click above to link to the challenge.)

22 comments:

Bonnie said...

You have created a moody, mysterious winter night, Karen. Thank you for showing us the layers that reveal the process you used. I like how much of the texture you removed. Sometimes I feel folks do not remove enough to do justice to their photograph. Thanks for sharing your work with Photo Art Friday!

Nadege, said...

Wow, what a transformation. I love the resulting moody wintry scene.

Jeanne said...

Really like that mysterious and wintery look that you have created! So lovely Karen! Hope your thanksgiving was really wonderful. Holidays can be a bit difficult having lost someone important to you this past year. Blessings to you! Jeanne

Karen Dorcas, Artist said...

thank you... your texture, Bonnie, was a challenge because it is so bold and could have been overwhelming; i very much like how it complimented the background - not repeating - but, being different than the trees in the foreground. very cool. in my opinion, a good marriage of texture. of course, the other blue, just enhanced coloring. i always appreciate the feedback. karen

days are numbered said...

Hello Karen,
Those three identical trees [larches?] side by side amused me. Is this anywhere near where you live?
And I like the way you have made them do a little dance.

Teresa said...

What a beautiful and striking image . . .I love it :-), Teresa x

Pat said...

What a difference in mood and atmosphere your edit made!

CATHY said...

Such an interesting crop - I would have thought this was taken out in the wilderness but from the original it is just a neighborhood. Nice job Karen! Enjoy your travels.

Merike said...

That is so amazing. Wonderful mysterious winter wonderland feelings :)

Joanne Huffman said...

Love the way this turned out.

suzanne carter said...

Hi Karen, what a great image. I am really loving your work!
Blessings
Suzanne

Carole Meisenhelter said...

a really lovely result Karen; it looks magical

johanna said...

i can only second carole: it looks magical!!

this is Belgium said...

I try not to touch my photo's too much and try to stick to what I shoot is what you get but this is remarkable

Sylvia said...

This turned out really special, Karen, wonderful Winter Wonderland !
Wish you a nice weekend,
Sylvia

Carola Bartz said...

That's quite a transformation, Karen! I think it is very interesting and fascinating how you turned a fall image into a winter wonderland - stunning!

Cathy Spivey Mendola said...

I love, love, love this effect! What a wonderful transformation. Very Christmas-y.

Marilyn said...

Delightful edit. The textures did great things here.

Kim Stevens said...

I so enjoy seeing everyone's photo art! This has such great texture and depth, I love it!

Terrie said...

That red sky is funky and interesting and the trees kind of take on an otherworldly look. A good example of how cropping can help focus attention!

Rosie said...

LOVE this Karen! I think exclusion is one of those edgy modes that completely transform an image! Bravo!

deborah said...

Winter Wonderland indeed! beautiful