Design 30 : Hawk in vintage style, a beautiful spirit of the natural world

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Okay so today, I’m in a hurry.  I want to keep my commitment to a weekend photograph/digital art and making something whether it’s a card or something else.  But I  am driving to San Jose today soo… not sure what to do.  First I checked the photo challenges for the week.  I hit the onblogging.net photo prompts page to see if I could find something simple and quick, clicking the links to different folk’s photo prompts.  They are all weekly which helps.  You might want to look at these too in case there is a photo challenge you’d like to join

Sunday Challenges (7/29) (because today’s Sunday, some of them don’t have a post up yet on the day but they have post of monthly prompts so I used those and the link is to the blog, post will probably be up later today)

Saturday Challenges (7/28)

Friday Challenges (7/27)

Thursday Challenges (7/26)

Wednesday Challenges (7/25)

Tuesday Challenges (7/24)

Okay, still drawing a blank.  Let’s see what Zazzle has on sale today. Okay 40% off is mugs and notebooks.  Mugs are horizontal.  Notebooks are vertical.

Klee’s and Dale’s Beautiful Spirits of the Natural World is the one beginning to pull at me.  I have a couple of hawk pictures.

ok, i want to make it look more like a drawing, or maybe a vintage photo.  So I’m going to try a couple things in Topaz and see what I like which means changing it into a tiff.  In Topaz I tried some different effects like Cezanne, Cave Dweller, Decaying Laurels, and Chiaroscuro.  I exported it back out and opened them in Photoshop then experimented with layering them and using blend modes in various combinations.  What I ended up with was this with the second photo

I like it.  It looks vintage.  I don’t know what to do with it though.  It’s not really a mug image.  Maybe another card.  It has a good space in there where people can write anything like “Hello from Arizona”.  Yep, I’ll do the card.

Hawk, vintage style, blank notecard
Hawk, vintage style, blank notecard
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And there we go.  Card is done.  Okay so the photo challenges i’ll submit this to are

What do you think of the hawk’s photo transformation?

I did this post as I started the process of choosing a photo challenge, choosing a fitting image for the challenge, changing the pic,deciding what real physical thing to use the photo for and then finally showing the final product.    Did you enjoy the process, seeing the various photo challenges out there and their prompts, and how I ended up with what I did?  Or do you prefer just cutting to the chase, show the pic and the final with listing only the chosen photo challenges?

 


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16 Replies to “Design 30 : Hawk in vintage style, a beautiful spirit of the natural world”

  1. Tina Schell says:

    I think it works nicely for our “soft” challenge this week. 😊 Your editing made a wonderful final version.

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  2. Comedy Plus says:

    Great capture and great edit too. Love it.

    Have a fabulous day. ♥

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  3. Brian Frum says:

    That sure is a lot of challenges and that is one good looking hawk!

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    • MNL says:

      I didn’t do all the challenges. I was looking through them to decide what inspired me. I thought though that others might want to join one if they saw one they liked. Since Daily Post stopped doing the Weekly Photo Challenge, I thought people might like to see what other photo challenges are out there.

      Thank you. I’m glad you liked the hawk!

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  4. It’s an interesting way to present your work, but I guess it’s like mine in that it depends how much time you have 🙂 🙂

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    • MNL says:

      Yes, I think it’s very true about time. No time and it’s the photo just as it is. with time, we get to play. I do love the Topaz studio because it has sooo many filters. It’s quick to see different changes. I like Photoshop too especially the use of layers and blend modes because you can erase through layers so that blend modes are affecting different bits.

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  5. Anonymous says:

    I agree. It’s a great capture and a great reworking too! Thanks for lending it to our challenge!

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    • MNL says:

      Thank you for visiting. I’m happy you liked the image and what I did with it. Ummm, which challenge? I submitted it to several: K’lee & Dale, Thursday Special, Cee’s Fun Foto and Lens Artist-Soft. Whichever one it was, thanks for presenting the challenge. I enjoy them and they help me to decide what to work with.

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  6. Anonymous says:

    Oh, thank you so much. It’s a great image!

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  7. I love your “feathered”. You did a great job on it 🙂 Thank you so much.

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    • MNL says:

      Thank you! I’m glad you liked what I did with the hawk. Love your photo challenge, it’s fun and I generally learn a new word too like “canicular”.

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  8. Cee Neuner says:

    Beautiful photos for this week – Amazing!

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