Thursday, March 29, 2012

Pagoda Walk

     This week on Bonnie's PAF our challenge is: "to showcase any piece of photo art, OR a piece featuring our interpretation of a path or a road." I choose to do something "out of my comfort zone and/or expertise - so to speak" because I haven't played much with the different artistic filters. I wanted to try a "painterly" affect and the new CS6 Beta. So, here goes.

Original Photo in Bejing
[looks really lovely enlarged, click on the photo to do so... thx]


Pagoda Walk


Layers (for your perusal)


Had to try one more with Bonnie's new "Antique Farewell" texture. 
Thanks, Bonnie, you are so generous with your gifts. 

Ditan Park, Bejing


[Click above to link to the challenge to view others' submissions.]

21 comments:

Nick said...
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Nick said...

Good job with the Painterly Karen. Endless Walk is gorgeous...I just love tree lined avenues.

Thanks for sharing your beautiful photography. Have a great weekend :)

Nick

PrairieJill said...

What beautiful paths! Love the painterly effect and also the antique texture.

spaceandtimecreativity said...

My you have created two wonderful images. Cheers

Pat said...

It's a beautiful walkway and I love the painterly effect you gave it.

Bonnie said...

Both paths just pull me in! Great work Karen and a lovely painterly feel with the first. Thank you so much for sharing your artwork with PAF.

Ruth said...

A lovely painterly image there, thanks for sharing it and your technique :)

ceevee said...

Both paths work for me! I favor the one first one with the painterly look. Nice work!

Janith said...

Beautiful colors entice me down the path...

Marilyn said...

Karen, these are beautiful. I really love the watercolor effect on the first image.

hannah uk said...

Good morning Karen,
What inviting pathways and I like the treatment you have given them.

Terrie said...

Great job on both the pics! The painterly effect worked well and the subtle texture on Endless Walk works well too.

Deborah said...

great shots, great rendering and don't you just love playing with 'new toys' . . .

Evelyn S. said...

I love the painterly effect, Karen! I think I can do something similar in Elements, too. And the Endless Walk is so similar to the wonderful Central Park location!

Miriam said...

Two wonderful photo's Karen, I love the painterly effect on the Pagoda but Endless Walk is just stunning.

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

Ohhh I like that effect, 'painterly', nice! The Endless Walk is awesome! WoW!

Ida said...

These are both wonderful. Love the Painterly Feel of your 1st shot.
The 2nd one is lovely and what a beautiful canopy of trees.

Squirrelhaus said...

These are beautiful Karen!!! I'm ready to take a stroll down that path!
Hugs,
Chris :o)

Kim Stevens said...

Oh wow, just in love with these, fabulous work!

Nadege, said...

Love the painted look of the Pagoda walk. Lovely work.

Loredana Donovan said...

These are beautiful, Karen! I love paths lined up with trees, so soothing!