Sunday, October 18, 2020

October Art Challenge

 

You might remember that my Art Challenge Group challenged us with the topic of 'hummingbirds' when we met last month.  Last Friday night was our group meeting (once again via Zoom) and the picture above was my final entry.  As my readers are well aware, I have many photos of hummingbirds that I have shared over the years.

My first thought was to do a collage of some of my favorite hummingbird photos so I worked on several versions and I liked almost all of them.  Once I got the collages done I decided to work with some of my editing tools.  The photo on top was my favorite of all the things I tried.  My fellow challengers said it looked like a Japanese print and I had to agree. (you can see the original photo in the bottom left of the collage)

Our little Art Challenge Group began meeting in 2010 so we've been at this for 10 years now.  Normally, we only meet during the summer months.  The group was formed to give us something to do during the long, hot summer months.  Late fall, winter and early spring are busy times in the Phoenix area because many events are scheduled during the months with cooler weather.  However, this pandemic has changed the dynamic a bit so, we've decided to continue meeting.  After all, we all are more or less sequestered in our homes while the virus plays out.  The November challenge is "Butterfly".  I certainly have plenty of material to work with on that subject too!  

I have a new post on Sharon's Sojourns today.  I'm stepping back one year to see some fall colors.  

10 comments:

biebkriebels said...

it looks great, fun to have the oportunities now to make it an artpiece!

William Kendall said...

Creatively done!

Steve Reed said...

Great photo, and I love the filter treatment. It's amazing what photo filters can do nowadays.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I absolutely love what you did with your first image Sharon, it's a winner for sure. You certainly are lucky with your hummingbird captures, oh and the butterfly challenge will be a piece of cake for you 😉

Denton said...

beautiful photos which must have taken a lot a patience. Your success with photoshop effects is impressive. Looking forward to the butterflies.

RedPat said...

That is gorgeous, Sharon! I like it a lot!

bill burke said...

Fantastic work, Sharon. I love the way the photo came out.

Revrunner said...

Oh, nice!

Catalyst said...

Great work on the hummingbird and I agree, it looks like a Japanese watercolor.

Amy said...

Hummingbirds are something I've never seen, they look like such fun unique birds.