Making the image secondary.
Sally Russick's Focus on Life prompt this week was "Abstract." She gave us several suggestions for how to create abstract photographs. But I decided to continue exploring PicMonkey.
Each week I do try to use new photographs for this project, but this time I used several images I had taken earlier, combined with an older picture, not taken by me, and one of the textures provided by PicMonkey to create the picture below.
I used three images of the metal bridge near my home, one of the old bridge that it replaced, and a metal texture supplied by the program. And what you see below, I think qualifies as something brand new.
Here's a completely different effect, achieved by simply cropping a slightly out-of-focus shot of a violet, then sharpening it and intensifying the color.
Check in on what others have done to achieve abstraction at The Studio Sublime.