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Copyright: Karen Smith (karith) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1038 W: 55 N: 1262] (7891)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07-02
Categories: Daily Life, Humorous, Artwork, Experimental, Abstract, Mood, HPP [Heavily Post-Processed]
Camera: Canon PowerShot S50
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/10 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Experiments, Shapes and Forms, Odds 'n Ends, Edges, Frame Styles, Abstracts [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-02-03 8:19
Viewed: 1345
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Well, it's still rainy and hard to get out with the camera, so I resorted to doing more experiments with old images yesterday:)

Believe it or not, this one started out as a collection of scissors with colorful handles, all standing upright in a container at a children's discovery museum. I thought the colors might be interesting to work with but the first experiments were disappointing. Then I tried some other filters and was amused with this extruded effect that I also accented a bit with black poster edges. When I was trying to decide what to do for a border I found this graph pattern and almost laughed out loud about the combination. Over the top, eh?! What, you're dizzy?

PP: gradient layers changes, extrusion filter, poster edges, resized, added border layer with gradient fill pattern and an extra thin black edge for definition, plus added a thin stroke and a drop shadow on the image layer to "extrude" it from the graph border.

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To dbp: Texturekarith 1 02-07 13:53
To boonie: Rain, rain, going awaykarith 1 02-04 12:40
To jusninasirun: Color playkarith 1 02-04 12:37
To inunguak: Graph patternskarith 1 02-03 21:08
To strobe: Thankskarith 1 02-03 20:34
To harpya: Vibrantkarith 1 02-03 20:25
To izmirli: Artistickarith 1 02-03 19:37
To NaperRick: Pop artkarith 1 02-03 19:30
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Hi Karen,
The image is very cool and I had to laugh once I read what the starting image was. Great way to take an ordinary shot and turn it into pop art.
I really like the vibrant colors and how they have a liquid look in a blocky environment - kind of like little ice cubes...
Thanks for sharing.

merhaba karen
wonderful artistic picture.wonderful composition and colours.
best regards.
gürkan akçakır.

Hello Karen

Beautiful colored look,
I think until a stained glass window.
I like his abstract one, of vibrant colors and drawings.


Great image

Hello Karen,

Another graphical presentation with contrasting color play. Well framed and have a nice day.


Hi Karen:
The abstract you have achieved is very easy on the eyes yet its very busy with the graph patterns .... at very first glance it looked a lot like stained glass until I looked again ...and again.... fascinating PP work here Karen.....thanks for sharing with us....Roman:0)

Never would have guessed the original items from the looks of this image. Impressive colors and all the PP to get to this posting. I think our rain is out of here today and a little dryness for a while,


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  • dbp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 9 N: 92] (4132)
  • [2008-02-06 22:55]
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hi Karen
beautiful pic with interesting texture
and great colours
nice work
best regards

Hi Karen!
Amazing colors. Good composition. Very good capture.

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