Thursday, July 26, 2012

Those Fish Really Get Around!

















For Photo Art Friday this week, our theme is "improbable pairings."  I was going to post some pictures with my large stuffed gorilla, Big Louie, but the fish took over again.  I'm calling this image "Flying Fish."  I guess you could say, the gull is dreaming about his dinner.  My last post, Gone Fishin', made good use of these fish, if you'd like to see where they came from.  Here's the original photo of the seagull:

















I used the fish picture as a texture layer.  I also used another texture I created that I call "Jade Stone."























I blended Jade Stone with Soft Light, 100%, and desaturated it to remove the color. 

Well, the fish swam their way into another picture!  This is what happens when a hurricane comes to the coast and the water gets too high....
















Here's the original photo of the beach houses:














I did many, many things to this picture to get the above image, one of which was making the houses taller and thinner!  I used my Jade Stone texture in this image, as well as using Bonnie's Soft Light Overlay.

In case you don't feel like making your way to my previous post, here's the last improbable pairing:
















GO, FISH!!

18 comments:

Jeanne said...

Very clever, and i especially like this last one!

Andrea said...

You are good ... I love what you have done and with fish of all things. Who would have thought it :). All the pictures are good, but I like what you did with the houses by stretching them then adding the fish in the front. Anyone who has been through a hurricane won't think that is too improbable.

Andrea @ From The Sol

Bonnie said...

What fun improbable pairings, Jean! I love that we can exercise the perogative in our art to make things any shape we want! Thank you for sharing your art with Photo Art Friday.

Deborah said...

fabulous 'pairings' and great rendering!

Linda Kittmer said...

What fun! You certainly rose to Bonnie's challenge. Great processing.

Merike said...

The last on is so FABULOUS; The colors, feeling and processing :)

-Merike-

NatureFootstep said...

lol, love your sence of humour. Great job :)

linda said...

These are so fun! I love them all, and that jade texture is fabulous! What a color!

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Your photos gave me a welcome chuckle this morning. Very clever. Valerie

momphotographer said...

what a great interpretation of this week's theme! very creative!

Birgitta said...

Wow! Excellent work! You are really good!

Deb Crecelius said...

Love these!
I'm always attracted to these kinds of photos...
Improbable pairings, a great description.
Just terrific!

Pat said...

These are great!

Sherri B. said...

So creative and clever! I love your results - thanks for sharing!

The Artful Diva said...

great sense of humor here - I love it!

Connie Smiley said...

How creative! I love what you've done with the fish and the houses. Thanks for your very encouraging comments.

Currie Silver said...

wow!! what a great interpretation!! thanks so much for the story BEhind it all, too!!

Ida said...

These were all wonderful. What a great interpretation. The last one is my favorite.