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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Photo Art Friday - Hardware




Theme for this week for Photo Art  is Hardware.  Lots of ideas for that - my final choice was this old hardware on a barn.  I like the make-do of using a piece of what looks like bicycle chain for part of the hinge.  This piece of Hardware has had some Hard Wear.



While this photo already looked old, I used the "pinch" function to give it that wavy effect.  I think it aged the photo even more.



Original image - love the chain for a hinge.

Linking to Photo Art Friday

22 comments:

Mariane said...

You did a superb job with that.. Wonderful!!

Kind regards
Mariane
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A Garden of Threads said...

Awesome, looks so different from the original. Have a great weekend:)

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

I like old rusty hinges. Good capture for today's theme. Valerie

photoartbyanna said...

Captivating and original - both hinge and edit! :)

Kim Stevens said...

I love the lines and texture in the photo and your "pinch" is the perfect touch!

Stephanie said...

You have a really good eye to find this terrific piece for hardware. Nice processing.

smiles, Sharon said...

This is a really cool "find." And a Pinch Wave...new to me but perfect for your image.
smiles: sharon

Marilyn said...

A mmost beautiful piece of hardware. I like the chain along wit the rusty hinge. The "pinch" did give it an even more rustic look. Nice work.

Jeanne said...

That chain really is a fascinating hinge... Whoever thought of that was quite innovative. Nice processing with that pinch effect!

travelintoadventure@gmail.com said...

you inspired me -- I'll go ahead and try this..Thanks
Hugs

Bonnie said...

The wavy look does age the image. I agree about the creativity of using bike chain as a supporting hinge. Great work here. Thanks for sharing with PAF!

Karen said...

I like this photo, it tells a little story! About how industrious and inventive someone was to use a bicycle chain for a hinge! Never saw that before! I like your 'pinch' effect. It really gives it that rustic quality.

Thank you for the link about the reticular clouds! They are amazing! I have photographed them many times and they never cease to amaze me!
Hugs, Karen xx

momphotographer said...

love the processing!

Ida said...

Great eye for finding the old door and hinge. The original is really nice and that wavy effect on your finished piece is really fun.

helena said...

great image - adding a pinch is sucha great subtle edit to age the look

SueAnn Lommler said...

Your photo is unique and beautiful!
Hugs
SueAnn

Currie Silver said...

this is really cool!!! I love your interpretation and the idea of using a bicycle chain is wondrously preposterous and clever!! BEautimous editing, too.

inotherwordsandpictures.com said...

I love rust and wood..wonderful!

Auntie Bliss said...

OH! I was just thinking yesterday about my old hardware and have it layed out on the hearth to photograph soon!
But I want to invite you to play on Streamzoo!
(I know you already saw that on my blog) Let me know if you come there.

Evelyn S. said...

I think the hardware by itself is just wonderful....and the "pinch" effect is great!

Andrea Dawn said...

Nicely done . . . I love old hinges.

Lili said...

Love repurposed items...that is truly art!