For this week’s AB Friday, I thought I would continue on my flower week theme that I have apparently started. I am completely off on my posting schedule and winging it on whatever I feel like posting. I guess some weeks you just have to go with the flow.
On Wednesday night I realized I still had not sent in a picture for this week’s AB Friday. So the first picture that caught my eye was this picture from last Easter. I don’t even think these were MY flowers. I think I photographed them in passing at the grocery store.
Anyway, I was in a mood of wacky and dramatic so I decided to do an abstract edit on the picture. Let me see if I can remember what I did as there has been two days since I did the editing. I believe I did the following steps in Photoshop CS5:
- Applied the polar effect, which is under the distort options.
- Applied the paint daub filter.
- Applied the HDR option so I could reduce the details and make a softer look.
- Enhanced the saturation to very bold and dramatic.
What do you like or not like? What would you have done differently? No worries on hurting my feelings. I realize that abstracts are not for everyone. And, it is nice to hear different opinions and ideas. It is the only way to learn, and I certainly will never claim to know it all. Heck, I don’t even know a fourth most of the time.
If you are not part of the AB Friday Forum, make sure you check out the host of the challenge, Stacy at Visual Venturing. It is a great group of photographers! Stacy always has some great post on what she has edited and then she shows all the before and afters of all the contributors (with links to their posts). Just click on the badge to be inspired:)