Featured in Grunge It Up April 6, 2011.
Featured in ! # 1 Artists of Redbubble! April 26, 2009.
Placed Third in the Fine Art Composites Group’s “Texture Challenge” February 16, 2009.
Featured in Visual Texture February 5, 2009.
Featured in Digital Art Compilations February 2, 2009.
Featured in Dimensions January 31, 2009.
This image was created for the Fine Art Composite Group’s “Texture Challenge.”
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This image is also available at Lois Bryan at fine art america in an exciting variety of framing and matting options.
I started with Texture 02 as my base image, and put it in PS, hue/saturation and gave it a nice red color. I then added my own image of some turkey buzzards roosting in some winter trees that I took on Wednesday, by extracting them from their grey skies and adding them to the background. I gave them the old levels and shadow/highlights treatment first. Then I added the splatter texture, which I gave a red photo filter to in Photoshop. Last I added Texture 01 after running it through hue/saturation in PS and darkening it. I then erased on and around the vultures, first at 100%, then less and less as I moved away from the birds. I also added this texture one more time, but put it through the motion blur filter. All were blended in the saturation mode, and cut back to about 36% opacity. I flattened, then dodged the wings a little. Lastly, I cropped the whole image to get the turkey vultures in the sweet spot.
I probably left something out, lol, but I think I got it all!!!
Camera on my part of the deal is the Nikon D40x, using the 70-300mm lens. No, I wasn’t out looking for turkey vultures, I was looking for hawks. We’re in a semi rural area and turkey vultures are a way of life here.
My most sincere thanks to the beautiful and talented Vonne (RavenSoul) for her inspiration and encouragement in getting us to take this journey with her!!!! Thank you, sweetie!!!!! RavenSoul
It’s 9:58 pm and I haven’t eaten since a half a mini bagel with low fat cream cheese and a cup of green tea passed between my teeth this am. So, yes I AM hungry!!! LOL!!!
the original of the vultures: