Sunday, March 18, 2012

Sunday Share - Just Playin' Around


It's been such a go-go-go week that I'm devoting today to rest. But I still want to join in the blog fun so I played around with a photo I took on the way home from church. With Picasa and Picknik editing I took the original photo below and increased the shadow, then brightened the image and tinted it. Maybe I did some other things -- who knows? I can't remember all 
that when I'm just foolin' around. . 
Kinda fun.




This is the original photo. 
Our neighbor left her sprinkler on all night. The water froze on her bush and created an ice sculpture. We still have freezing temperatures here at night. 
After all, we live above 7,000 feet.

Hope you're having a restful Sunday, too. 
We all need to turn down the volume now and then.

Blessings,

Nancy


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28 comments:

  1. The ice turned into people dancing. I like to fool on Picnik sometimes, too - I'll miss it. Snow showers and gusty winds here in Breckenridge today.

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    1. We have a dusting of snow on the ground this morning. Hope you're warm today.

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  2. The first one looks like native dancers to me. Then to discover they are icy branches....that was fun and interesting!

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    1. Thanks, Marie. Love your blog post about The Plaza. What a pretty place.

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  3. I am amazed that you still are so cold at night - but I know I shouldn't be. Glad you are taking some time to rest : )

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. I read your last two posts. The one about your new tiller really touched me. It showed the strength and determination you possess. God bless you.

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  4. thanks for clarifying what we were looking at! rather neat, in both cases! :)

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  5. I agree - the first one looks like dancers. Incredible editing!

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    1. Thank you, Pat. Love your photographs.

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  6. One woman's oops is another woman's photo opportunity! :)

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    1. Thank you. I couldn't find a blog for you. Do you have one?

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  8. Oh, that frozen bush is amazing - so beautiful!

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    1. It was even more amazing earlier in the morning, but we were on our way out and I couldn't take the time to stop and photograph it then. Still, it was a fun shot. Blessings.

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  9. Wow- that really changed it! Love how you turned ice into spring!

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    1. I like that description. It's fun to receive the perception of others. But that's what makes art so interesting, right?

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  10. Nice playing... love them both. :D

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    1. Thanks for visiting and commenting. Blessings.

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  11. Interesting post-processing.

    Regards ad best wishes

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  12. Looks really cool! I love just playing around and creating artsy pictures from photos sometimes.

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    1. This was kind of a mindless exercise. I had no idea where it was going, and so it's been fun to see the reaction from visitors. Thanks for your comment, Desirae. It is fun.

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  13. These are beautiful! I love both shots, while they're of a still subject, they're also quite dynamic.

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    1. I guess that's what I love about photography. I never know what I have until I download it onto my Mac and open it up. Every once in awhile I get a big surprise. :) I went to your website and looked at your gallery. Your work is beautiful. My husband is a visual artist, too. Unfortunately, I did not get that gene. Blessings.

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  14. Wow what an interesting transformation! Please forgive me my tardiness in visiting your entry in ‘Weekly Top Shot,’ I have been rather under the weather the past few days, although still working. I'm so glad you decided to join us and share at 'Weekly Top Shot.' :-) I hope you'll come share again next week...

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    1. No worries, Madge. Better late -- than never as far as I'm concerned. So sorry you haven't been feeling well. Hope you're feeling much better by now. Blessings.

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