Thursday, January 26, 2012

Three Ravens

    My contribution this week to Bonnie's PDPA Challenge: to take three photos and integrate them with one of her texture pieces into an "abstract." This took a while and definitely was a challenge - so many options and choices - and, wouldn't mind trying with different color variations. Regardless, always have fun. Includes reflection at Tern Lake, Arizona cacti, and Kenai ravens.

Three Ravens
Abstract of Three Original Photos and One of Bonnie's Textures
[Please click on the photo for a more detailed view.]




[Click above to link to the challenge.]

31 comments:

hannah said...

The cactus choice is brilliant.
Can we see that by itself maybe?

Kaylene said...

Very clever and subtle editing, bravo

Terrie said...

I didn't pick out the cactus as cactus until looking at your layers palette - and we've seen those birds before haven't we? It's such a great image, I can see why you return to it. I always enjoy this challenge and love what you contribute. Thanks for the visit....

Hope your temps have risen above those -22 you showed a week or two ago! I'd hate THAT much cold!

kareninkenai said...

Terrie - you are right - once before and that one was horizontally switched to blend properly with the content. It is here: Nov 2011. http://alaskabluemoose.blogspot.com/2011/11/walking-away-from-ravens.html. It is a great image. Thank you.
Hanna - I checked on the url in my Flickr box in the right side bar and went to your site and posted it since I don't have a way to Email you...

Jeanne said...

You did a great job with this Karen. Very nice!

PrairieJill said...

This is beautiful! I love the way the images blend together; wonderful colours, too.

Lost Aussie said...

Lovely editing!

linda said...

Wonderful colors, and I love the tangle of branches.

DebC said...

Beautiful the way these photos are blended.
Thank you for posting the Layers Palette.
[ I may be using this idea ]
Excellent!

Carola Bartz said...

Your result looks stunning, Karen. I really like it. The colors are great and I like how the prickly pear shows through. I still didn't get the hang of creating an abstract, but at least I tried. One day...

Ida said...

Fabulous! Love the different elements your piece has. The trees and ravens make for perfect subject material and the addition of the Cacti made the background really interesting. I like this a lot.

Nadege, said...

Fantastic edit. The colors and images have combined beautifully to create this amazing image.

Merike said...

Hellou again :)

You made a beautiful abstract work of art today.

Rosie said...

Karen, I always enjoy the fruits of your labours! Ravens are among my favourite birds, but the combined effects are wonderful. It's all about the playing, isn't it?
Time is my biggest constraint! =)
Have a great weekend...

Suzanne Carter said...

Love your editing, very cool effect
Blessings Suzanne

Joanne Huffman said...

I am enchanted by the rich texture and palette.

Deborah said...

Gorgeous!

ceevee said...

beautifully done.

kkkkaty said...

I especially love the plum color that was produced so artfully here...
thank you for your comment as well.

Pat said...

The end result looks like a lovely batik.

Sherri B. said...

How lovely! That beautiful rose color you ended up with takes my breath away.

Ruth said...

An amazing end resuIt there!

Linda Trine said...

So beautiful. I love seeing your layers. Thank you for sharing :-)

Kim Stevens said...

Oh, I really like this, the layers blend so beautifully!

Marty Mason said...

Wow is too small an expletive....your combinations just knock my socks off!

smiles, Sharon said...

This is something I have not tried, very intriguing, someday I will....but for now I will enjoy viewing what you create. This is a very compelling photograph/collage. Hope you do more...smiles: sharon

Margaret said...

I have yet to learn these techniques, but this is stunning. You are quite the artist.

June Scott said...

I agree, the cactus choice is brilliant and really made this shine! Great job, Karen! I had fun with this challenge, too!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Lovely work.

Regards and best wishes

Kathy said...

Wow...you did a fabulous job...love it.

Kathy

Marilyn said...

Very cool what the drops of jupiter did to the colors.