Thursday, September 20, 2012

My Little BEauty Unfolding

Gracie and her "Mama" Deer


When I first heard Bonnie's prompt for this week's Photo Art Friday, I was pretty sure which photos I would use. These two always make my jaw drop, first BEcause Gracie seemed to BEcome a "dog" instead of a puppy, and second BEcause the two just happened to turn up, nothing at all intended.
I tried all sorts of things, using textures, fiddling with the photos themselves, zigging and zagging BEtween Picasa, Photoshop Elements, and Pixlr Express, and finally settled for this "collage" of the two of them. Sometimes I make myself a little crazy, and I KNOW there will come a time when I look back at this and laugh loudly. For Now, I am smiling.

I am glad I got it here BEcause I sure learned a LOT about how it is to use an effect multiple times, and how to make two different photos play well together! I might NOT have accomplished what I hoped to, but Now I actually know what I don't know and how to DO something I hadn't known how to ask about until Now. That's worth the little bit of crazy...

Photo Art Friday

19 comments:

Bonnie said...

Amazing how fast pups age in just a few months. This is a sweet collage that I'm sure you'll keep and treasure. Thanks for sharing it with Photo Art Friday, Currie!

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

So cute. Thanks for sharing your pup. Valerie

Ida said...

You've created some very sweet memories of your darling Gracie.
She really did change in those few short months. It's great that you are also growing and changing in your photography and editing skills. The main thing is to always remember to have fun!

Deborah said...

a great and fun rendering!

Maboe said...

Nice pictures!
(I used pdps soft light overlay)

Victoria said...

Gorgeous..such a radiant glow and energy..and sweet creatures!! Adorable!
Victoria
You inspired me to try photo art friday! Thanks!

Birgitta said...

Soo sweet :)

momphotographer said...

great collage, Curie. and you're right when we try and things are not perfect at least we learn what we don't know yet and what it is that we need to master. The beauty of learning!

merione said...

very lovely

Leovi said...

Excellent photos, pretty processed. A greeting.

NatureFootstep said...

seems like a lot of fun came out of your work. Something like a BEfore and afer shot. :)

Kaylene said...

Well done.

Tito Eric said...

What a lovely collage!

Cheers!

Hopping from Photo Art Friday.

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

Ahayes1225 said...

Nice contrast! Thanks for visiting!

sherrygaley said...

Thanks for your kind comments on my blog. Nice to visit you too. I love the dog images.

Nancy Claeys said...

Darling pup and yes, she is growing fast. :)

ormbunke said...

Great!

kareninkenai said...

Two months; OMGosh that is amazing. You will enjoy that for sure. Glad you are learning so much - it does take time. And, thanks for visiting my Blog, also. Very nice of you. kareninkenai

gina said...

Very creative way to show your sweet doggie's growth! Sounds like you're having fun experimenting and learning all kinds of new techniques.