Thursday, April 11, 2013

Photo Art Friday 12 April 2013 ~ Shadows & Light

As best I can I am limiting my computer time for the next while. It helps, actually it helps a lot, but I really DO enJOY my digital fiddling time, so I am trying to get in at least a couple of fiddling times each day.


The two photos I've settled on for Photo Art Friday this week are much more composites, a funny realisation I had as I was fiddling away.



The first I played with a LOT in Picasa and then in Pixlr Express. I've been shying away a bit from textures the last while, at least in the one [and so far only] way I've learnt to use them.



Yet others here have talked about textures and layers and I thought, HEY, I know how that would work!! So I did it. I used a bunch of PDPA textures, Age It, Scratched Lens, and Vintage Vellum, and ah-HAH!! I even knew how to find them AFTER in my Recent Items List!!






Isn't this amazing the things we learn going blind into the digital fiddlish frontier!!!



The next one is actually part of a larger piece that I cropped and fiddled with. In this one I like the way the shadows play off the windows onto the fire escapes and then about the bricks.



I also used the Antique Me texture in this one along with Age It. Really very interesting to fiddle effects with textures and overlays. I think this may BE why I need to limit my computer times...




So that's it and that's all from me and I surely will BE looking for you all over the next couple of months during our PAF hiatus. 

As I shared with Bonnie when I read of her taking a break, I think it may well BE a blessing in disguise for me. Still, I really especially love this part of my week and connecting with you all.

BE Well and Stay Well and EnJOY the little things in Life. See you in June and I thank you one and all AGAIN and AGAIN for your kind words of encouragement as I continue healing my banged-up brain. 

You've no idea how VERY MUCH your time to write has helped me. You are some amazing and wondrous human beans and I wish everyone were as blessed as I've been in this time of really needing to know I'm NOT just out here whistling in the wind.



Photo Art Friday

20 comments:

momphotographer said...

I used to sit in front of the computer almost all the time. I've limited the time recently and it feels great, really great!

Loving your second collage!

Miriam said...

You certainly are not whistling in the wind! I will miss your digital fiddling but you are in my reader so I'll catch up with you there.

Jan said...

Great 'fiddling', Currie! Love them both, but the second image is so striking with the way the shadows came out.

Wonderful play time! Good to see you this week....I've been away for a couple of weeks!

Ruth said...

Heal well Currie, you're doing really well, I love these pieces of art..if you're interested, I have a few youtube tuts on using textures. Hope to stay in touch even without the link ups :)

Jeanne said...

Well guess I will have to join your blog so I don't have to look quite so hard for you. Didn't know that you had a banged up brain that was healing. What happened. Love your digital fiddles for the week, by the way!

eljaygee said...

Some great editing here Currie even though you're on portion control with digifiddling! The last one becomes almost an abstract of light and shade - impressive.
Laura

Stephanie said...

I've seen and enjoyed a lot of your work but these two pieces are truly at the top of my favorites list. I love how everything came together in the first piece. Such great composition keep on fiddlin'.

linda said...

Your second piece is terrific. I will also miss your woeds and pictures, you have a very unique voice.

Be well and get well and stay well.

The Artful Diva said...

Neat composition - looks like scratched art!

ormbunke said...

En härlig kreativ blandning av olika photos. Passande färger och passande texture. Ha de gott i helgen.

Andrea said...

Well, even if your brain is sore, you are still creating beauty. I think I commented once before that sometimes we do better work when we are sick. I don't know if it is because we try harder or if, because we are so focused on getting better, our brains are not hampered with other things. You have put together light that shows up in the darkness of your pictures ... very amazing and thought provoking. I love your work and will miss seeing your wonderful responses to Bonnie's prompts ... but time to heal is a good thing. I wish you well and will check in on you now and then to see how you are doing ...

Andrea @ From The Sol

louciao said...

I understand what you're saying about the need to limit one's time spent at the computer. I love fiddling with images in Photoshop and lose hours of time there without realizing it. At least something creative comes out at the end of it, though my head and eyes are buzzing!

That first image of yours here just fascinates me and draws me right in, making me want to explore it and linger there. Nice fiddling!

Take good care of that BEan of yours!

Linda Kittmer said...

Lovely compositions. I hope you are continuing to heal well after the concussion. Take care and hopefully we'll 'see' each other soon.

Deborah said...

spectacular treatment!

Katarina said...

I like your 'fiddlings'! And I recognize your feeling of time passing too quickly in front of the computer. I too need to limit the amount of time I spend 'fiddling'.
Take care of yourself!

Loredana Donovan said...

The second one is my favorite. Great composition, and I love the symbolism of doors and windows. Well done! Enjoy "Spring break" :)

NatureFootstep said...

lol. Love your fiddling away. :)

If you get bored you can always join in NF Abstract. :)
http://nfmemes.blogspot.se/search/label/Abstract

Ida said...

Currie these are both great pieces. I think if I had to pick a favorite it would be the 2nd one.
So glad you are taking care of yourself.

photoartbyanna said...

Love the powerful impact of your images - they are very strong! You are a wonderful fiddler...! :)

Electra said...

Well, this human bean loves coming to visit you when I can. I love the edgy look to these, Currie, enjoy your break!