Thursday, September 5, 2013

Photo Art Friday


"Water, the Hub of life. Water is its mater and matrix, mother and medium.
Water is the most extraordinary substance! Practically all its properties are anomalous,
which enabled life to use it as a building material for its machinery.
Life is water dancing to the tune of solids.

- Albert Szent-Gyorgyi


{Pixel Dust Art texture - Just a Note}

It would seem that I have a hard time making decisions as of late, and choosing a photo for today's Photo Art Friday was no different. So, since I'm in editing  mode from my over 2500 photos I took on my trip to Chicago, I decided to just stick with a water photo from a fountain on the Riverwalk in Naperville when I was with the gals from Focusing on Life (we had a grand time by the way).

(Holy cow, I have so many things to share with you!)

I chose the square format because I really wanted to keep the focus on the falling water and drops. I used the cinema filter in picasa and then just added Bonnie's texture in overlay ...I really wanted to keep the dashing and darting of the water visible.

And,

you know, it would seem that I kind of like to photograph water... water drops, dew drops, the ocean, water fountains, my hose as I water the garden, reflections in the water, pretend rain with my spray bottle, condensation on soda cans, the rain, oil and water (tutorial here), waves, the sunrise (on the water), and I've even been know to photograph the ice in my drink.

Yep, water is pretty cool stuff, comes in all shapes and forms and it's good for ya!
Cheers!

Love, Kim

linking with Little Things Thursday, Photo Art Friday, Friday Photo Journal



23 comments:

Katarina said...

So true - it's easy to take water for granted, but really it's a most precious gift.
I like your photo art a lot! It's interesting with beautiful colouring.

Annemor said...

The biggest battle that will ever take place on earth is the battle for clean water.
Lovely photo.
Have a nice day.
Mormo

http://www.starbear.no/mormor/2013/09/05/photo-art-friday-september-6th-7th/

Deanna said...

aha...I recognized that fountain immediately. Brings back such great memories of the times we had together. And yes, water is a great muse!!

Kelly said...

I try not to take water for granted..it's too precious.

NatureFootstep said...

very interesting edit. Love the blues in it. :)

Stephanie said...

You did a great job. Water is a great subject for photography - it's always around and in so many forms.

Andrea said...

I have been to that fountain ... I used to live very close to it. I love your teatment because I can see the whole fountain in my mind, but my focus is on the dancing droplets ... awesome!

Andrea @ From The Sol

Bonnie said...

You, water, camera and editing program make for some unparalleled artistic creations, Kim. Always a treat to view your work!

Evelyn S. said...

I love the truly watery feel of your photo! I, too, like to photograph water, but generally achieve only so-so results. But ice in a drink....great results with both the phone and a pocket camera.

Dotti said...

I love how you processed this ... and it brings back such good memories! :-D

Jeanne said...

Great shot of this fountain and love how your processed it. Isn't it amazing that something that is good for you is so lovely!

June Caedmon said...

Love how you captured the motion of the water, Kim! I find myself fascinated with water as well, and photographing it often!

Kim Cunningham said...

I'm having a glass of the cool stuff as we speak. Water always evokes a healing image to me. I'm so glad you are back and whoa 2500 images! Can't wait!

Leovi said...

This photo is very beautiful, and very exquisite texture!

Currie Silver said...

Kim, your work always amazes, deLIGHTs, and inspires. this is gorgeous and it keeps my eyes riveted, my heart curious. so very good to "see" you and enJOY your talent and gift for seeing BEautimousness.

Pat said...

Lovely work.

Ida said...

Fabulous piece! I just love the dancing and darting little bits of water. It has such a joyous feel. Well done.

Ida said...

Fabulous piece! I just love the dancing and darting little bits of water. It has such a joyous feel. Well done.

Cathy said...

great water shot!

ceevee said...

Lovely water picture. Such movement.

Andrea Dawn said...

You never disappoint, Kim. Whether it's the words, the photos, the combination of both you have such a sweet way of connecting to people's hearts. Great quote to start this water themed post off of. Have a great weekend!

Linda R said...

Loving your water shot.. It is fun to try to capture it in motion...

Hugs~

Life with Kaishon said...

This looks refreshing.

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