Thursday, April 26, 2012

Photo Arts Friday-Inspired by a favorite book title

This week's challenge is to make  a piece of photo art inspired by the title of a favorite book.
One of my relatively recent favorite books is Dennis Lehane's Mystic River.

While this photo has absolutely nothing to do with the book--It's the Charles River, which runs from headwaters in Hopkinton and travels through Boston to the sea.  But to me there's something mystical about the way moving water distorts reflections...sometimes you can see what you want to see.
My photo of the Charles where it runs behind my office building, paired with a layer of Bonnie;s Blue Moon texture and two layers of the gorgeous new texture , Blank Page.

Bonnie, you DO make me stretch!
Thank you!

20 comments:

  1. I went for a run along the Charles last weekend when I was in Boston moving my son home from college for the summer! It is one of my favorite places to run, and your image here is just beautiful! Wonderful processing!
    Have a great weekend ahead!

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  2. You really have stretched!! In fact you stretched right into next week. You have done this week's prompt - using a texture; AND next week's prompt linking your image to a fav book. You're working too hard! :)

    I loved Mystic River too - riveting. Your image referencing it is lovely. Great artwork. Now ... what will you do next week? :)

    Thanks so much for sharing your art with PAF, Linda!

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  3. I really like this alot. I also love looking at moving waters and all that is hidden in their ripples. Lovely!!

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  4. I like the reflection and the treatment; lovely color use and processing. Thanks for sharing a week early, I think! I am going to have to think of a project for this one. Great job. Visiting from PAF. Karen

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  5. Linda, a great photo and edit.

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  6. Wonderfully painterly effect. The reflections are terrific.

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  7. I love the effect you created here!

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  8. I just love reflections. The use of the textures has tuned this image into a lovely artwork.

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  9. beautiful - love the fluidity and the colours

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  10. What a fabulous creation. Lovely photo!!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  11. Beautiful rippling reflections!

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  12. This image is a great 'reflection' of your fave book. Very moody and dark, just like the story. Well done! visiting from PAF

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  13. Very nice piece. It's like looking at a painting with the textures you added. I agree that reflections in water can be very interesting.

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  14. The reflections in this image are mesmerizing to look at, and your texture only adds to it. Beautiful!

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  15. I find both your photo and your processing simply brilliant! (but, as a first timer, you had me worried there for a moment that'd I had done the wrong challenge! *lol*)

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  16. Beautiful work! Love the painting feeling in this. Wonderful reflections and tones!
    :)

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  17. Wow...love the effect on this and a very fitting photo for the title of your favorite book.

    Kathy

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