Friday, September 30, 2011

Fun...fun...fun...Photography Art

It's Photo Art Friday!

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I took this photo during the day at a friend's house.  I was in her backyard photographing some of her cool bird feeders and looked up and thought that it was a great shot.  I decided to give it a bit of a dark side look and feel to it. 

I first desaturated the photo.  I used SkeletalMess textures "There be Ghosts"  blending mode Multiply at about 80% and Shadow House Creations "BlueTopia", blending mode Color Legacy at 100%.  Then I used my owl paint brush to add the owl.

Here's is another version...I made the owl's eyes glow (sparkle) and added a few sparkling stars with "Sparklies Brushes by Project GimpBC" in GIMP.  Which do you prefer...without the eyes or with the eyes glowing?  I can't make up my mind, so I'd love to hear what your choice would be.


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16 comments:

muted palette said...

Now you see him -
now you don't.
Fun.

Evelyn said...

I love your processing here ~ wonderful image!

Marilyn said...

Just in time for Halloween. Very Edgar Allan Poe! I like your sparklies.

Bonnie said...

Oh neat! Love how the light sparkles. The addition of the owl really is a great finishing touch. I like it with the eyes, but would remove the stars. But that's just me. :)

Thank you for linking up with Photo Art Friday!

Barb said...

Oh that is spooktacular!

Nadege, said...

Fun idea to add the owl. I think I prefer it with the eye glowing.

johanna said...

that´s fascinating!! a wonderful halloweeny picture!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Excellent post-processing.
I think the second version is better.

Regards and best wishes

Jessica said...

Both are lovely -- and I really like the silhouette of the owl - but the glowing eyes and the sparkle stars add a bit more "life" (?) to the shot. Beautiful!

Pat said...

Spooky good shot!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

I like the first one -- it looks so realistic. Great work, Kathy! :)

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Wow, this is wonderful Artwork. Amazing and fantastic.

Ida said...

Oh my gosh how "cool"! I love the photo with the owl - so dramatic.
The eyes look wonderful as well. Great job with both versions.


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Merike said...

Very good mystical shot. I like dramatic colors.

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LeAnne said...

Thanks for tipping me off Shadowhouse Creations. I gave you a shout out on my blog today :)

DebC said...

Perfect for October!
Thanks for sharing.