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Photo Art Friday

January 11, 2013

The texture offered us to use for Photo Art Friday is called brown rice paper. I had a great time experimenting with it.I am once again using photo’s I took while on the train to New Mexico. These remind me of a vintage postcard I have in my collection. I love the simplicity and subtle color in both of them.I can relate to why Georgia O’Keefe fell in love with New Mexico and was inspired by the landscape.


26 Comments leave one →
  1. January 11, 2013 9:12 AM

    Beautiful. Love the texture you’ve chosen. it really suits the image.


  2. Bonnie permalink
    January 11, 2013 9:17 AM

    Oh yes – your editing has made them wonderfully vintage – taking one back to another time and place. Great work!


  3. January 11, 2013 9:37 AM

    That does give them a painting-like quality.


  4. January 11, 2013 9:37 AM

    I love that you took the train. I have driven through New Mexico many times over the last, goodness, nearly 40 years!!! and the way you make it look here is SO different!!! Thank you for your kind words about soul-searching and challenges. Brought me a BIG grin ;~D

    These are BEautimous postcards. MWAH!!!


    • January 11, 2013 7:08 PM

      Hi Currie, I think while on the train I can’t help but want to absorb what I can.. Have you visited Santa Fe? So colorful…


  5. Ellen permalink
    January 11, 2013 9:48 AM

    I like that effect. It reminds me of linen. Beautiful scenes…


  6. January 11, 2013 10:50 AM

    Wonderful images. I like the brown rice paper texture.


  7. January 11, 2013 1:09 PM

    the texture looks like it was made for your pictures. they look perfect!


  8. January 11, 2013 2:08 PM

    Beautifully rich and compelling, dear.


  9. January 11, 2013 7:10 PM

    Thank you Natalie!


  10. January 12, 2013 5:09 AM

    The texture is perfect for these two photos…I really like the effect! Lovely.


  11. January 12, 2013 5:38 AM

    Brown rice paper works so well here. Love what you’ve done!


  12. January 12, 2013 7:32 AM

    Beautiful southwest scenes.


  13. elmediat permalink
    January 12, 2013 2:37 PM

    Beautiful compositions. Very effective use of texture & colour. 🙂


  14. January 12, 2013 2:59 PM

    At first glance, I thought “hey, this looks like one of those old postcards”. And it DOES! I’m a fan of the southwest (I live in Colorado and travel there) because it has SO many photo opportunities…..for those that SEE! Quite lovely!


    • January 16, 2013 12:18 PM

      Hi Jan, thank you! I look forward to a return visit..Yes, it’s interesting to see how different many of us are when it comes to photography.. fun!


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  16. January 12, 2013 10:13 PM

    Lovely edit. I think this texture works so well with landscape shots like this. Gives them a great painterly feel.


    • January 16, 2013 12:15 PM

      Thank you Ida! So it’s great to be back with Photo Art Friday..


  17. January 15, 2013 2:34 AM

    Excellent colouring, love the effect! Motifs and texture in sweet harmony… 🙂


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