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Sunday, 13 January 2013

Opus Gluei Challenge #148. The colour Pink.

Spanky says pink is the new black and she styles the whole universe. I think she has plans to feature herself on this blog again in 2013 but she is a Diva, so...

This fortnight I thought we could run away from Christmas and immerse ourselves in PINK, yes make anything so long as it is PINK.
You can use black, white and kraft as neutrals. Seeing as just one colour is very restricting you can add one other colour as a highlight if this makes it easier.

Also as it is a new year how about trying something new? Pink in a new technique???
I haven't explored photo editing apart from very general exposure improvements on my photos in iphoto. 
I tried Photoshop Elements about 10 years ago but couldn't do it, it was too complicated, and I could never turn any feature back off again once I'd selected it, so I would end up with one of those stringing selecting lines going everywhere as I fought with it all, (boo-hoo). Or at least that is my prevailing memory of the weeks trying to learn and getting stuck with out of control stringy lines!!

But since Santa brought me an ipad, I have a finger and I know how to use it!
So with the help of Phototoaster and MobileMonet HD apps I can easily make some adjustments. Hooray!

This is an edited version of a boring photo I took of what is left of Bower’s Yard Lime Kiln, Ironbridge, Telford, England that made quick lime. It was a very grey overcast winter's day when I took it so it was dull, dull, dull colourwise but I thought it had potential if it was altered.
This is the photo PINKified and paintified and fiddledified.
Click on the picture to make it bigger.

This is the original photo.

I am enchanted by the whole process.
These programmes make so easy (I don't do hard anymore that takes weeks to learn).
 I was creating wonders within 5 minutes of downloading the apps.
Hope you feel inspired to try something new and join in.

Happy creating!


Electra said...

And I am enchanted by your photo editing process!! Lovely shade of pink, my dear!! (and say Hi to Spanky for me.)

Cheryl said...

Oh how cool! I love how you pinkified your photo.

Rosemary said...

This is beautiful, I love the difference tweaking the colors makes - so cool!

You make me want to try a new photo editing program, they intimidate me.

Great challenge, m'dear!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Cool! I love the way you transformed the photo with the pink filters. Blessings!

Chat Noir said...

HI Gini.....you're inspiring me to have a go at photo-editing for more than cropping and the usual boring things! I like your result.