Monday, July 17, 2006

Negativity, Or, I've got a Dog and Her Name is Blue!

Your Monday Photo Shoot: With photo editing tools, take a picture of yours and turn it into a negative. The idea here is not to take just any picture, mind you, but one that you think will look particularly striking with its colors inverted.

To save myself time and trouble, I've confined myself to the pictures in my July 06 folder. All of the ones I chose have appeared on this blog recently. I took the posted version of each, and applied the "negative" command in PhotoStudio 2000. Let's take a look, shall we?

Here's one of Sunday's mountains-and-clouds shots from the roof of the Park Place Mall covered parking. I didn't do anything to this one except click the "negative" menu command.


And here's Tuffy! This shot reminds me of a folk song Peter, Paul & Mary used to sing as part of of a rock and roll satire: "I've got a dog, and his name is Blue/I bet you five dollars he's a good dog, too!" Well, in this case, her name isn't Blue, but she looks like it could be her name. And yes, she's a good dog, too!

For this picture of part of our downed tree, I did an autocorrect and darkened it a bit.


Funny how the water in the wash near the local high school ends up blue as a negative. This one got an autocorrect, but that's all. I like the yellow bridge, too.

Tonight I worked a little late, bought us some dinner, and then blew most of the evening on another Wikipedia trauma, which involved the same two articles as all the previous Wikipedia traumas. The nastiness and negativity from one of the participants really gets me down, but I can't ethically back away. The good news is that the issue seems to be settled on one of the articles, and the other one may soon follow, I hope I hope!

Since then, I've been working on this entry, and trying to whittle away at my email. I've gotten it down from 60-something emails to 47, mostly by reading my AOL alerts. When I finally get through all of those, sometimes this week I hope, I'll tackle the FeedBlitz alerts for all the non-AOL blogs I read.

No late night blogging tonight! I intend to sleep!

Karen

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4 comments:

Carly said...

That is one wicked looking sky, but Tuffy is so cute in any light! :)

DesLily said...

this was a good idea from Scalzi lol.. I hope you got that much needed sleep!!

MariesImages said...

Great shots, love the effect. You have gotten great results with the invert effect.
Marie

tess said...

I'm with Carly, the sky and Tuffy!
I think I want to hire Tuffy as my Watch Figment!