Thursday, September 20, 2012

PAF Aging

     Bonnie's PAF (Photo Art Friday) challenge this week was to present an art piece that shows "aging." Since I had just posted my "junk boat" a couple of days earlier, I decided to play with CS5 and/or PSE10 to use a couple of Bonnie's textures in the process. Here is what happened. The first is a SOOC shot of the original (for those who didn't see it earlier); the second adds the warming ancient treasure texture; and, the third (perhaps my favorite because a variation would make a great acrylic painting) uses the vintage vellum texture. A layers display is shown at the end for those who follow along with that sort of thing - I did it in one PSD file by turning the "eye" on/off. 

Hope you enjoy. I sure had fun experimenting.





As always - click on the photos for a larger view. 
AND, if you would like to see how others
interpreted the challenge, please click the link below.

19 comments:

Bonnie said...

You have really made that poor, tired boat into a beautiful piece of photo art Karen! I like what you addition of Vintage Vellum texture did to the final product. Thanks so much for sharing your art and your process with PAF.

Merike said...

Hi, Karen! I enjoying your wonderful beauty of aging boat pictures. Great photo processing.

Greeting, Merike :)

Roxanne said...

Consistently in awe of your creative abilities, Karen.

Nadine Wong said...

Wow! Looks great Karen. I really liked the original. The vintage vellum texture is a nice touch tho.

Miriam said...

These are fabulous Karen but my favourite is the last one. I love to use 'diffrence' blend mode.

Joanne Huffman said...

very cool - all variations.

Pat said...

Wonderful image. I really like the original and the first edit.

Deborah said...

fantastic treatment Karen!

Currie Silver said...

oh Karen, I love this and your generosity is much appreciated, too. It is all starting to make more sense when I can see that "crumb trail" of what you did. NOT that I understand much of the terminology yet, but like most different languages, I am starting to put a few things together!!
love them ALL for different reasons, and it is pretty cool beans that you showed each on its own.

Ida said...

Wonderful piece.
I really like the SOOC shot of the ageing boat.
The last edit is cool and makes it look like a night scene.

Sherri B. said...

All three are wonderful! But I have to say I love the last one the best because of the beautiful colors. :)

momphotographer said...

I really like version in the middle ! Wonderful!

Tito Eric said...

I also vote for the middle version!

Cheers!

Hopping from Photo Art Friday.

Here's mine:
http://turningboholano.blogspot.com/2012/09/conscious-creation.html

Deb Crecelius said...

Love what you did with this!

Carola Bartz said...

Karen, this is incredible. I love the end result, but I also like the picture "in between" a lot - it's the warm tones that speak to me. Very beautiful processing.

PrairieJill said...

Beautiful edits!

NatureFootstep said...

my favourite is the second one. I like the warm color in it. :)

Yes it is easy to comment here. :)

Christine Nees said...

Oh my gosh, I love this!!! You will have to teach me!!!!
Hugs,
Chris :o)

vicki said...

Karen -- I love every version of your junk boat photos!

Vicki