PAINT Transformations! (Weekly Travel Theme)

This week Aisla from Where’s My Backpack has chosen PAINT as the Weekly Travel Theme word. Having spent so much time in Vancouver over the summer an image from Granville island came straight to mind. Aren’t these characters just gorgeous!

Colourful Concrete

Behind these painted facades are industrial silos for the concrete works. These are just four of the six that stand proudly at 70-feet, allowing you to see them whichever way you approach Granville Island. From the river here’s a close up of the gentleman on the far left.

Concrete Graffiti

 

The details in these works is incredible. Twin brothers, street artists from Brazil who go by the name, OSGEMEOS (which literally means twins they say) were chosen to participate in the 2014-2016 Vancouver Biennale artistic exhibition.

What I admire about these young men who are known for this particular form of very public work of transforming walls, buildings and structures alike into colourful spray-painted characters, rarely allow any form of merchandising from their creations. WOW!

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Pretty Bird (One Four Challenge: Week 4)

Here we are at Week 4 of the One Four Challenge by Robyn at Captivate Me. If you aren’t familiar with this challenge you select a photo at the beginning of the month and each week process it in a different way. This is my Week 4.

Pretty Bird 1-4-4

These were my previous week’s contribution…

This is the photo that began it all…

Pretty Bird Original

And now I’m off to have a cup of coffee to ponder what I could possible do next month. Oh how I love a challenge, lol!

the ONE FOUR Challenge

 

 

 

Pretty Bird (One Four Challenge: Week 2)

 

Okie Dokie, here we are at Week Two of Robyn’s from Captivate Me One Four Challenge and I have to say I was absolutely stumped. No matter what I did, it seemed to always have the same end result until I discovered the “reflection” effect.

Pretty Bird 1-4-2 Challenge

Having tweaked the hues and contrast as much as possible then cropped the bird mercilessly, I then reflected the image, managing to add a wonderful gradient to the overall photo at the same time.

This is so totally out of my realm but that’s what I love/hate about this challenge, it is so freakin‘ challenging, lol! 😉

 

the ONE FOUR Challenge