Sunday, September 19, 2010

Picture Fun

Playing with images and different effects, textures and layers.

I took this picture of a rusty old car on my recent thrifting excursion.
The photo effects make this old junker almost look romantic.

Just think of all the good times, exciting journeys and songs sung in this relic!

This wide eyed baby doll had been made into a lamp!

There is so much to learn about photography...
...and it sure is fun to play!

Having a good time...
even though my camera is a simple point and shoot and I lack any know-how with Photoshop...I can still experiment!

I hope that you had fun this weekend and that the week ahead is productive!



KaReN EiLeeN said...

Love the last one with the flower. I too, just got a new camera and am a little overwhelmed by how much you can do now!!

Stacey Steimle said...

Your right! the junker sure does look romantic. that's pretty cool how enhanced the photo.

Jeanne said...

These are fantastic Laura!
Isn't playing fun :)
Well done!

Jeanne :)

Tins and Treasures said...

Good afternoon,
Yes, your old car photo looks like a postcard!

Enjoy Sunday ~Natalie

sissie said...

Your photos look wonderful. It's really fun to take photos and then edit them into wonderful works of art.


Blondie's Journal said...

I love your picture of the old should frame it!


aimee said...

it so looks romantic! you did a great job with that photoshop. its been so long since ive been able to visit. glad i was able to come by and visit :)

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

Isn't texturing a blast. I often think when I'm resizing my pics that I'll leave them as is but I can't seem to help myself, it's addictive. You've made those antiques look even better and the flower now pops off the page.

Missed you today!!!


Jamie said...

This post reminds me of some photos of old cars I captured a while back, I can't wait to go back and add a few textures - will be amazing.

Gert said...

Oh how cool.......I love the photo of the car!!

xoxo Gert

Theresa said...

Your photography is wonderful and looks professional to me:) Love the old car! My Brother has one like that and he is restoring it!

Have a blessed evening!


Christine said...

The picture of the clunker belongs in a magazine. Had a great weekend.

trash talk said...

The car photo is wonderful. It looks like memories in my head...kinda hazy and sunkissed.

La Petite Gallery said...

I would love to learn how to do a photo like that, Fun post.


fairchildstreet said...

You're pictures are always perfect and beautiful to look at. I don't think you need to learn anything.

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Your photos are just lovely!
It really is so much fun to tinker and play with your images, isn't it?

Have a wonderful week!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Fabulous Laura
These images look wonderful.. and love the old junker.. I agree you should frame it..

Just like Carole I can't resist alteration.. although lately I haven't been altering them.. bought a new camera and loving the outcome.. I'm sure it won't be long and I'll be back to editing everything in my path.. haha

Have a lovely week.. xxx Julie

Becca said...

I have been experimenting with PS as well. It can be very addicting!

* French Farmhouse 425 * said...

~*Wow they look wonderful~ What photoshop site do you use?? my camera is old and my pics never look quite right~ Rachel :)~*~*

Suz said...

Love the car, Laura, and the baby is quite spooky! I know I saw what you were doing to learn thing but I have forgotten. A class? Piknik?

Thinking of you,

Jacqueline said...

Dear Laura,
You're a wonderful photographer. I think that it's not particularly the technical side that makes a good photographer but the srtistic side, and you definitely have that.
I love the one of the rusty car. They can make for a very depressing picture but you have given it that wonderful romantic quality.
I am a bit of a purist when it comes to photography, but that's probably because I haven't got a clue when it comes to altering them !! XXXX

A Refocused Life said...

Wonderful images - such fun photos - alterned or natural.

Mélanie A. said...

Love your pictures .Photoshop is fantastic

jade said...

Your pictures are so great, dear Laura.........the first one i love looks soooo romantic!!!!! I wish i could learn that one day, its so beautiful!!! Have a wonderful week,

Hugs Jade

Olive Cooper said...

Love that old rusty car. Until I get my girl out of college I vow not to buy an expensive camera. A lot can be done with a point and shoot just like you have shown us. hugs♥olive

a whole lotta love said...

Picnik is so much fun! I love these photos :)

Tricia said...

I love your photos. I am trying to learn what my Canon PowershotSX120 will do. I want those images that are fuzzy in the background and clear on the object of desire. Have tried and tried but cannot figure it out from reading the manual. Must find someone who can help me. Love following your blog.