Monday, March 17, 2008
I'm not a fan of St. Patrick's Day, at all. I don't drink, and I find the annual obsession with superficial Irishness and the color green to be crass and artificial. I'm a quarter Irish myself (Viking Irish, but still), but this fact is no more and no less important to me than being half German, on March 17th or any other day. If you want to celebrate something that really is Irish - the Irish countryside, Irish music, Irish poetry, Irish history (or Irish-American history) - that's something else again; but please spare me the "kiss me" buttons and the green beer.
Having gotten my annual rant out of the way, let me now undercut it considerably with the Monday Photo Shoot:
New Monday Photo Shoot #12: In honor of St. Patrick's Day and in anticipation of spring, show us something green. If you want to photograph something that really is green, fine. If you want to photograph something that's definitely not green and then edit it to look green, that's even better!
I've had this dragon bank since seventh grade. His name is Dino, because of his resemblance to the Flintstones' pet.
The couch we keep covered up really is green. It's not quite this green, however. I compensated for a reddish cast coming from the camera and the wall.
Let's give Newdog a green tongue, and a green throw cover. This was done with saturation and hue tools.
Aw, what the heck. Let's paint the dog herself green! Virtually, of course.
Your turn! Show us something green, faked or otherwise! Post the picture(s) to your blog or journal, and come back here to post your link. As always, a link from your blog back here is appreciated. I'll be back in a week with a roundup of entries. Meanwhile, Happy...well, you know!