Thursday, January 17, 2013

Entrance and/or Exit

This was our challenge for 2013 first edition of Photo Art Friday.  I 
found it to be quite a challenge.  When I finished playing
with this image I decided I like the original best.
So first the original......


This is the main entrance (and exit) to the old Santora building in downtown Santa Ana's Art District. It houses the studios of many artists whose work can be viewed during the Santa Ana Art Walk held the first Saturday of every month. 
The older buildings in this area are beauties.....displaying the
incredible architecture of times past.  The Santora Building is but one example.

Edit #1
Edit #2
Edit #3
I used Bonnie's "Old Ornate Linen" and "Antique Farewell" on all the edits.  
Join us for the first edition of the new year and see all the entries.  If you like what you see, consider joining us.  
Bonnie always has free textures you can use in your edits.  She also gives tips and shows her own incredible art.  Just click on the button below and enjoy!

Photo Art Friday

22 comments:

Prairie Jill said...

I agree that the original is a wonderful image! But I like the edits, too. I think #3 is my favourite.

Bonnie said...

Oh my - I would love to have that entrance greet me as I entered my art studio! I really like your edits - especially the last one which conveys a sense of old world mystery. Thanks Marilyn!

Jeanne said...

Love the entrance to this amazing old building. Just gorgeous, and i think that I also like the first one the best.

Loredana Donovan said...

Love the third edit! It really gives the image a vintage look and enhances the architectural details. :)

momphotographer said...

what a wonderful processing on all of them!

Terrie Purkey said...

I've been a long time follower (lurker) and always enjoy your photos. This is a great entry to PAF and I like all 3 edits, tho the first is my fave. I haven't participated in months, so it felt good to brush off my digi skills again (tho I'm a bit rusty).

NatureFootstep said...

I agree, the first one is the better one. :) I think the lettering was too much for this door.

Stephanie said...

What beautiful, ornate workmanship on this building. You don't see work like this anymore.

Karen Harvey Cox said...

I love all of them, but my favorite is Edit #1. I just love that shabby chic quality.

I was visiting Garden of Threads and I saw your avitar and smiled. I just had to stop by and see your work. I always enjoyed it when I was doing texture tuesday.

Thank you for posting the link to Photo Art Friday. I am interested in so many things, yet my first love is digital enhancing my photography. You reminded me that I must get back to joining so that I continue to learn more.

Your work always inspires me. Love your Cuppa too.

Karen

Tina´s PicStory said...

great pics for the theme! :)

Ida said...

What a grand looking exit or entrance. I love ornate work like that on buildings. Your edits are very nice I think the 1st one would be my favorite of the edits.

The Artful Diva said...

I agree - the first image is best. Often times a good photo does not need additional texture.

Currie Silver said...

exquisite!!

Leovi said...

Wonderful ... Fantastic compositions, I really like.

Pat said...

That's a great photo to start with. I like the edits.

Gracie O'Tripp said...

Good work. The last one is my favorite.

Birgitta said...

Beautiful original photo and you did beautiful work of it!

linda said...

I love the 3rd one, it's very dramatic--so light and dark!

Sherri B. said...

What a beautiful structure! Each edit gave it a different look, but I agree that the original is gorgeous. I sure would love to go to the Santa Ana Art Walk - that sounds amazing!

ormbunke said...

Wonderful. I like the black and white

Ruth said...

I love the first one best, that faded vintage colour works well with the structure I think!

inotherwordsandpictures.com said...

Very nice edits!