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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Bamboozled

A quiet moment,
hidden away in the heart of Vancouver's Chinatown


Dr. Sun Yat Sen Classical Chinese Garden

I took this picture on a chilly spring day last year.  I warmed it up with some prestidigitation in Photoshop and a few applications of a lovely texture, appropriately called Bamboo, 
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34 comments:

  1. The Bamboo texture softened your photo and made the contrast colors seem so different from the original! I love what you've done!

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    1. I have a habit of "softening" my photos with Gaussian Blur before adding textures and the soft tones of Bonnie's Bamboo really warmed the scene. There were about a dozen steps in the process to get from point A to point Z here and I didn't share them because I couldn't remember all that I did! Thanks for the "love"!

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  2. Stunning photo. I would print it and put it in a frame.

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    1. Thank you! That's a lovely compliment for my photo.

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  3. Oh, this is gorgeous! Just perfect. It brings back good memories of my visit to the gardens, many years ago. It's such a gem.

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    1. So happy to bring you good memories! Isn't it a lovely place to visit? Truly a hidden garden. I make a point of stopping in there every time I go "home" to Vancouver now (have lived away from there for about 30 years but still think of it as home).

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  4. beautiful use of the texture - calm and contemplative

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    1. I knew Bonnie's texture would fit perfectly with this scene and I'm glad you agree. The gardens themselves induce a calm and contemplative atmosphere. There was an elderly lady there that day doing Tai Chi by herself.

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  5. So precious, and I love both the original and the one you created with Bamboo!

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    1. What a sweet surprise to see you here in the studio, Merisi! The gardens are truly a little gem hidden away in the heart of Vancouver. It took me many years to discover them. Always worth a photo stop there.

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  6. Gorgeous! Great tone and texture. By the way, I love your header.

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    1. Thanks! I altered the tone of Bonnie's texture a few times to deepen the effect. The header is a "slice" of a large painting from my Calabria Series of mixed media paintings.

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  7. Wonderful! And thanks for the link! That's a beautiful work too.

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    1. Pleased it pleases you! A perfect scene to enjoy with a cup of Lapsang Souchong perhaps?

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  8. oh my oh my!!! this is such a wonderlicious and extraordinarily inspiring work of art!!! what a treat on this rainy morning.

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    1. CS,
      This is the first time "wonderlicious" has ever been applied to my artwork. I love it! I'm very happy that this brought some colour into your rainy morning. In fact, I had to wait for a rain and hailstorm to pass before I could get this picture. Thanks for joining my little band of studio visitors.

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  9. Stunning! Perfect subject material for this texture. Your outcome is so lovely.

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    1. Ida,
      I knew that Bonnie's lovely Asian-themed texture would be perfect for that photo that had been languishing in my computer files. Glad you like the outcome.

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  10. A wonderful capture of a mood. I can smell the dampness and somewhere a frog sings.

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    1. DCW,
      Thank you for the ribeting remark.

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  11. What a superb photo to use with the texture - Splendid!!!

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    1. Thank you for visiting all the way from Denmark. I'm happy that you liked what you saw here.

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  12. Looks like a piece you brought back from the Orient! Love the tones and the reflections.

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    1. Well, some say that Vancouver is part of the Orient. Thanks for the great texture, Bonnie; it was perfect for this photo.

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  13. love your manipulated photo with the letters and the color tone. beautiful

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    1. A little warmth on a cold winter day; a hidden garden in which to find refuge from one's daily cares. I'm glad it pleases you.

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  14. this is beautiful! what a great combination, the photo and the texture!

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    1. Thank you! I was pretty pleased with how the texture went with the photograph, myself, as if they were meant for each other. Glad you like it.

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  15. That's just dreamy... the perfect marriage between image and texture! I feel all meditative all of a sudden...

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    1. Dreamy and meditative...lovely words to have applied to this image; thank you!

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  16. Nice.... I warmed up a bowl of soup this evening, and like this work warms my heart, the soup warmed the tummy... so, conclusion, life is about as good as it's going to get.
    O:)

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    1. Warm heart, warm tummy, warm thoughts...Yup, sounds good to me.

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