Sunday, 8 May 2011

Two red tulips


I was idly waiting in the queue for an ice-cream in the Half Moon Café in Roberts Park...  They do very nice ice-cream and it was a warm day, so there was a long queue .... Anyway, my eye was drawn to these tulips, artlessly stuck on a shelf - away from some child's grasping little hand, I guess.  (The vases are usually on the tables). The unconscious arrangement and the colours struck me as rather pleasing so I took a photo - a candid still-life, if you can have such a thing.  I quite liked the photo as it was but then I started playing around with filters in Photoshop... I can easily get carried away!  This is a touch of 'rough pastels' and a bit of vignetting.  Oh, it's fun to play!

9 comments:

  1. You can get some remarkable effects in Photoshop. This is a fine example.

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  2. The colours work beautifully together - I don't have photo-shop but I'm sure like you I could spend many hours trying different effects.

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  3. It is great how you can make something out of nothing. I must start to learn Photoshop.

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  4. I enjoy playing in Photoshop too...sometimes changing a photo several times with filters. I always like turning off the effects and looking at the original again...sometimes it is still my favorite look, but sometimes I love the results...like in this photo.

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  5. It is a very pretty slice of ordinary life. I stay away from special effects, both because I am not a techie and because I would be swallowed up by a timeconsuming new passion.

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  6. lovely...it's fun to play around with the filters!

    But more importantly...what flavor of icecream did you get? lol...

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  7. Lovely shot - very painterly!

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  8. I still don't have Photoshop, but I always enjoy seeing what others come up with to enhance their images. Very nice! ~Lili

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