Tuesday, April 13, 2010

En route

This is my entry for The Three Muses challenge (Maps). Over the course of the week I made four attempts to come up with a map collage - all very colorful and detailed but they left me uninspired. I ended up liking the subtlety and lack of color in this piece which left it more dramatic and expressive, with a little sense of mystery. I mixed all elements in Photoshop reduced opacity , converted to black and white and then added soft light/multiply filters.

39 comments:

  1. Like this elegant/harmony look :-)

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  2. An absolutely fabulous collage! Such a haunting piece!

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  3. I love this; great layering! xxoo

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  4. You've achieved a lovely, vintage look with your manipulations. It's exquisite, Lori. Hugs, Terri xoxo

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  5. Oohh, Subtle and mysterious. I love the look of this, almost like and old silver plate photograph. another rich and elegant piece.

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  6. HI Lori, this is such an amazing piece, I love it.
    Debby

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  7. I'd say your color palette was perfect for this theme. The lack of bright or added color ads to the mystery and excitement of the piece.

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  8. I'm so pleased that you, too, sometimes have many attempts to create your pieces, Lori, but when I see your magnificent piece I reckon I should keep on trying!! Love the subtle effects - brilliance!

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  9. Oh my gosh, yet another beauty! I usually don't like black and white that much but I love this one.

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  10. Lori, the amazing thing about your most beautiful collage that is the toned-down black and white which give the softest hint of pale browns and creams which are hugely appealing. A standing ovation from me for this gorgeous piece.

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  11. Our friend, Sandy, often says "I'm missing my words", and I find I agree. I've run out of adjectives for your work, Lori. I'm such a fan. This is exquisitely done.

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  12. Ditto, ditto to what Bev has said, Lori! Just STUNNING!

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  13. What do you do with these?! They are so amazing!

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  14. This is stunning Lori - in its simple tones! I love that you turned from your usual bold colour palette and have created a mysterious lady mapping out her worlds! =D

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  15. perfect combination of pictures! classy!!

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  16. Yet another elegant piece, congratulations.

    And I tend to agree with you, maps should be subtle things, with the sign of age on them, not brightly coloured straight from the atlas.

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  17. You were so right about losing the color in this beautiful piece. Gorgeous!!

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  18. Lori, this is such a dramatic/romantic piece! Beautifull how all the pieces just blend in together!

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  19. Lori, taking this to black and white has made it absolutely dramatic and mysterious and definitely a 'frameworthy' piece. Absolutely gorgeous.

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  20. Oh, I love this one too Lori!! how exquisite. beautiful layering and I love the grey tones in your piece!! BRAVO!!

    Linda

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  21. Absolutely gorgeous, gorgeous piece! You're right, it is dramatic, mysterious, subtle, really draws the viewer in. ~Sharon

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  22. Beautiful collage, Lori! I love the way you have layered the elements, they make such an intetesting whole. And you are right, the lack of colour is a very good idea sometimes!

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  23. It's beautiful, Lori. The subtlety of your piece works really well.

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  24. STUNNING LORI! I would so love to learn to do all those filters. This really gave me a shiver when I saw it...

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  25. What an incredibly beautiful piece, Lori! LynnF

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  26. The first thing that came to my mind when I viewed this: this piece is glorious!
    Awesome, awesome job!

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  27. Wonderful piece and as you say all the better for the lack of colour

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  28. oooo, so very artistic..it's wonderful!

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  29. SO exotic and beautiful, this piece gives me wanderlust Lori! :)
    oxo

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  30. This design came out great Lori! I like the lack of color too.

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  31. Wow, Lori, this is GORGEOUS! Very exotic. I love it.

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  32. it's fabulous: bravo for this marvelous collage
    :)

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  33. So beautiful work, I like it very much.

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