For this photoart Friday, Bonnie suggests selecting a ‘guiding’ word for 2013 linked to a piece of photo-art. The New Year always brings fresh resolve yet my considered changes are usually the ones I’ve not stuck with before. Quite obviously then, it is the process that should be my goal so that whatever ‘new leaves’ I turn over for 2013, I do so resolutely!
The unwavering, determined, single-minded principle of Resolute, is symbolically written in this lovely old Georgian street. The way is not too straight or narrow but distractions are hidden, and the route clearly marked, by boundaries. This is no dead-end either, for a gentle curve in the distance leads to other possibilities and when darkness falls, the street lamps cast aside shadows and illuminate the path all the way along.
Naturally I began the New Year photoart with a blank canvas 1 on which I overlaid the image, with a soft watercolor effect. This is the initial, indeterminate phase of change which, with perseverance, become high-definitioned into clarity. Ahead lie the rewards and celebration of achievement in a composite, golden-burst of fireworks 2 with an additional warm/cool contrast effect. Finally, I brightened the whole outlook and printed it out as a reminder to be RESOLUTE!!
This and many other resolutions will be hanging in the Photoart Friday gallery. Do visit or even join in – and may the force for good be with you in 2013.
Postscript: Am also linking to the appropriately entitled, weekly photo challenge: Resolved
1. Using Bonnie’s PDPA free canvas texture
2. a photo of 2013 London fireworks display, as viewed from the roof of my block of flats