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Although this could very well be a picture of me finding a new treasure at a favorite nursery, it's actually an illustration by David Catrow for a children's book called Plantzilla.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Just Playing Around

The other day, I discovered the editing tools on Picassa and started playing around.  Until this time all of my pictures have simply been put on my blog exactly the way I took them.  Like a kid discovering a new toy, I spent far too much time fooling around  with this so today's post will consist of a few experiments with electronic image editing.   
 

Also like a child, I  played with the brightest crayons.  Can you say oversaturated?   
 

Fantasy?  Nightmare?


 
Bad Acid  Trip?


Black light poster flashback?
 

I promise never to do this again but it was kind of fun to play a little with color.
 
 
Would  this be considered gilding the lily (or hellebore as the case may be?)
 

Or would it be considered garish and in  poor taste?
 
 
Either way, I had fun!

Hope you enjoyed playing along!
 




22 comments:

  1. Cool effects, I enjoy playing with the editor too. The brightest crayons do make for fun images.

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    1. Has the editor function always been there? The tools never showed up for me before a few weeks ago. It's pretty amazing what can be done to sharpen up images and all the other fun effects.

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  2. Ha!! I would imagine that could get addicting!!!!!

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    1. It's a lot of fun and it's free, my favorite price!

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  3. Psychedelic, acid, colour explosion, brilliant!

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  4. I might actually buy that primrose if that's what it really looked like!

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    1. Hell hath frozen over. The words "I might actually buy that primrose" were typed by you! It's like that time you upset the time space continuum with your announcement of a rose purchase:)

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  5. Oh Man, now I have a headache! Looks like you had fun though!

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    1. Sorry about your headache. Usually I'm described as a pain in a much lower area so things are looking up for me!

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  6. Could you imagine if those colors were real? We would have to wear sunglasses to transplant or purchase plants!

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    1. Or maybe garden at night under black lights.

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  7. Andy, move over...make room for Peter (Max?)

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    1. Wow man, I haven't thought of Peter Max since the college dorm poster days. Andy has a show up at the Tacoma Art Museum right now. Maybe I should go look...

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  8. I completely agree with you, photo effects can be addictive! You have some wonderful colourations going on :)

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    1. It could become a new anti drug slogan - If you must have an addiction, choose Photo editing, Photo Effects, not drugs or Just say yes to Picassa.

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  9. Wow, Peter. You have really found a new nice toy... I like making collages! Have you tried?

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    1. That's my next thing to figure out. I've admired yours and those on some other blogs but have not tried yet.

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  10. I read about this. It's called 'plant photo hypercoloration syndrome' and is characteristic of gardeners shut inside during long periods of cold and rain. It has to run its course till spring. In the meantime victims can benefit from regular doses of local PNW beer --and sometimes chocolate. Cheers!

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    1. Thank you so much Linnie, I feel much better now that I have both a diagnosis and a theraputic plan. You're the best! And darned funny, too!

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