Still round the corner there may wait a new road or a secret gate; and though I oft have passed them by, a day will come at last when I shall take the hidden paths that run west of the moon, east of the sun. ~J.R.R. Tolkien
For this week's Photo Art Friday, our image was to center around fencing. This was a photo I captured in Williamsburg, VA. I started playing around with adding layers, and tried a page of type from an old book. I used a new technique that I learned from Kim Klassen's Beyond Layers class (highly recommended!). I used Gradient Map, but instead of reducing the opacity, I tried the different blend modes. I was amazed at the different looks you can get! For this image, I used Gradient Map/Darken blend at 93%. It looked very cool, but because I'm always curious in PSE, I decided to take it one step further and invert it (Command I). I loved the results! I always enjoy my weekly "play time" with Photo Art Friday...to see more great images, click on the button below!