Saturday, November 20, 2010

Round Robin: Untrue Colors

Ack! It's time to show my colors!

Although she doesn't remember it, this week's Round Robin topic, Colorblind, was suggested by Nancy of  Nancy Luvs Pix, three years ago this month. I've been wanting to do this Challenge (Basically, take a photo of something, change the color...make it interesting!) for a long time. This is something I really enjoy doing, taking a fairly ordinary picture and making it surreal (or at least more colorful) by playing with the color settings in my cheap photo editing program, PhotoStudio.

Let me show you what I mean. Here's a recent photo I haven't posted in any form until now:

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This shot of Cayenne has had no color adjustment. I did, however, take the liberty of cloning out some of the boxes and stuff behind her - rather unconvincingly I might add!

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Same photo, negative image. Is Cayenne a Blue Dog Democrat?


I got a dog and her fur is blue,
I betcha five dollars she's a good dog too!

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Same image, solarization effect, I think on top of the negative one. The backgound has reverted, but Cayenne will never look the same again - not in this photo, anyway.

I also have a "dark marker" effect version if you're interested.

The psychedelia above took just a few clicks in the photo editing program I happen to have, but most photo editors have basic sliders to adjust saturation and hue, at the very least. Take a look at this:

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I've increased the saturation on this Oro Valley sunset, and shifted the hue a bit. Result: the colors are brighter and just subtly "off."

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Last one. This October sunrise, as seen through my bedroom window, has been saturated a little, but is not far off what my eyes saw that morning.

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But I think the solarized version is more interesting!

Now let's see the other Robins' oddly colorful photos!

Linking List
as of Sunday, November 21st at 9:58 PM MST

Nancy - Posted!
Nancy Luvs Pics
http://nancyluvspix.blogspot.com/

Karen - Posted!
Outpost Mâvarin
http://outmavarin.blogspot.com

Kat - Posted!
In My Dreams I can Fly...
http://inmydreamssfk.blogspot.com

Linda - Posted!
Mommy's Treasures
http://mommystreasures.blogspot.com

Freda
Day One
http://fredamans.blogspot.com

Sandy - Posted!
From the Heart of Texas
http://sandyfromtheheartoftexas.com

Monica - Posted!
Shutterly Happy
http://monica-frameofmind.blogspot.com/

Jama - Posted!
Sweet Memories
http://mummyjam.blogspot.com

Chris **Welcome!**
illilian
http://www.flickr.com/photos/illilian/

flashbulb100w
mga gihuna-huna
http://mgagihunahuna.wordpress.com

Jeanette - Posted!
Net On The Net
http://netonthenet.blogspot.com/

Jessica (new blog name/url)
Waters Edge Photography
http://watersedge.photoposts.org/

Gattina - Posted!
Keyhole Pictures
http://gattina-keyholepictures.blogspot.com/

Peg - Posted!
Who Can Discover It?
http://whocandiscoverit.blogspot.com/
Karen

6 comments:

Linda said...

Ahh-Blue Dog---Rodrigue would be proud! Isn't it fun to play with the colors, filters, etc.?

Gattina said...

Love the dog pictures ! they are so funny ! and I even see colors which means I am not (yet) colorblind, lol !

Nancy said...

Ah...super cool! Love what you did w/ these Karen.

Nancy

Jeanette said...

Very cool! The first pic looks similar to the one I posted!

Sandy said...

Blue dog! Too funny! I love the sunset image!

sunflowerkat321 said...

It is fun playing around with this stuff. As you show so well, the potential results are almost limitless.

Kat