Short and Sweet

Playing about with an image of a peony bud from my garden today using a negative image function to change the colours – I can choose to make an image negative using all channels, or using only one channel, either red, green, or blue.

And I discovered by accident that you can change only part of an image if you only highlight that individual part – how cool is that! So this colourful image created in about 5 minutes is my short and sweet post for this weekend’s Weekly Prompt: Short 🙂

Bright Colours

Bright colours to cheer me up on a Sunday, just because… I took a close-up picture of a vase of tulips on a long exposure while moving the camera diagonally, then turned the image from a positive to a negative… it made such lovely colours! 🙂

Variations on a Theme

Sometimes I take a photograph of something and think – nope, the difficult light and dull colour is all wrong, that’s just too boring an image to keep. But often there’s something about it that means I don’t want to trash it completely…

That’s what happened with this cactus flower sitting on my kitchen windowsill, I loved the shape of the flower outline but nothing else about the shot. So I uploaded the image to a free online filter site and played about with a few different filter effects until I found some I liked…

Here are my three favourites, variations on a theme of adding some colour without detracting from the pale flower shape – much better! 🙂

Flower of the Day

Weekly Prompt: Variation

Positive and Negative

In the garden my purple allium heads are all fire-worked out, but to me their scantily-clad spherical skeletons are still really photogenic even in their decidedly-past-it phase.

I took this close-up shot of one large head with three slightly smaller heads immediately behind and below, together making up the entirety of the slightly fuzzy background. I really liked the continuous blend of purples and greens and darker and lighter shades in about equal proportions, so I flipped it into a negative rather than a positive image to see how it turned out. What was green is now purple, what was purple is now green, what was light is dark and what was dark is light. But the overall balance remains, just as opposites, so it works just as well as the original!

Not sure which version I like best, so I’m posting both side by side. I really like the softness of the positive image and the vibrancy of the negative. What do you think? Any preferences? 🙂

Camera Art, Software Edited

I love messing about with photographic images to create something different.

This rather anonymous explosion of purple on white started life as a mainly green and dark zoom burst image taken on a shadowy pathway covered by a dappled tree canopy, which (using my standard laptop image editing software) I then turned into a negative, added a horizontal flip, then cropped to the particular compositional design I liked best.

Digital art, created via my camera and laptop, just for fun! 🙂

Fandango’s One Word Challenge: Anonymous

Creative with Colour

I was playing about with the colour settings on this image and changed a cropped shot of an allium head taken in the garden this morning to the green channel negative – how pretty is that! So I’ve cropped it and used it to make a new header image for my blog theme 🙂

Abstract Roses Again

A few more abstract motion blur zoom burst roses before they start their journey to the great rose garden in the sky… OK, the compost bin… I really enjoy playing about with my camera like this, with a bit of cropping the effects can be quite spectacular, almost dream-like. And I love the way the colours blend together in such an artistic fashion – all images are variations on a theme of pink, yellow and orange roses in a vase placed on a blue rug 🙂

Flower of the Day