Thursday, March 22, 2012

Skateboarder

This week my submission for Photo Art Friday was a last minute edit.  I just lost track of time and bingo -- it's Thursday afternoon already.  This one could have an autobiographical bent to it.  My son was an avid skateboarder.  I remember well when we gave him the board -- he was married to it for quite a while.  This photo reminds me of that time in my life.
I used Bonnie's "Chinks of Light" and "Back Light" textures and removed the textures from the boy.  I played with it in my Photo Essentials 4 and framed it in simple black. 
It looks to me like he is skateboarding in the nighttime heavens.

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24 comments:

ceevee said...

I love the way you texturized this. The action is so evident. The circular lines and text just fit the pic.!

Ruth said...

A great and fun image really capturing the movement in your processing :)

PrairieJill said...

I love this! It's a great shot of your son, and the effect of the texture is wonderful.

Deb Crecelius said...

I love the grunge effect on the (concrete) surface.
As if he has been practicing and practicing and practicing . . .

Deborah said...

it is a fantastic submission, love it!

Nadege, said...

Fantastic composition.

Pat said...

I think the nice, grungy texture makes a perfect background for the skateboarder!

kareninkenai said...

Marilyn - love the image and your son is quite the handsome boy who might be a bit older now? Lovely processing. Thanks for sharing. visiting from PAF, Karen

SueAnn said...

This is fun and I love the texture you created. The color is fabulous and he is adorable.
Hugs
SueAnn

Ida said...

Very nice work. It does look as if he is skating into the night. Love the use of the textures with your photo.

Kim Stevens said...

I love it, love the shadows and the colors....perfect!

urban muser said...

great edits, it came out really cool!

Miriam said...

I like this, I see what you mean about the night time heavens, and I like the fact that it brings back a memory. I have done the same this week.

Sherri B. said...

I love the effect you've achieved with this. Great results! Thank you for sharing. :)

Birgitta said...

Excellent work!

Jeanne said...

Marilyn this is such a cute photo of your son and love how you have processed it. Dont these times of our lives go by fast??

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Great photo and post-processing.

Regards and best wishes

Anki said...

I like this, Nice!

Laerte Pupo said...

Very nice work.

Pat said...

Great shot - I love the view. He looks like he is planning his next move.

Loredana Donovan said...

Your son is adorable. Very nice and artistic photograph. :)

NatureFootstep said...

great work here. It looks a bit like ice I think. :)

Gail P said...

marvelous!

Geri Centonze said...

Ah, yes the memories a photo can bring. Love what you've done with this one. I really need to jump in on Bonnie's Photo Art Fridays soon!