Sunday, June 6, 2010

My First Color Splash Sunday

So, this gal Amy I know does this thing on her blog called Color Splash Sunday... I've never tried it... in fact, when done incorrectly, I think it ends up looking tacky as hell, and since I've got a habit of doing things incorrectly, I have always been afraid to end up with a tacky-as-hell looking photo.

But hers are pretty darned cool, so I figured I'd give it a shot.

I mean, the worst I could do would be to end up looking stupid on my own blog.

HAH! Been there, done that... (In fact, looking stupid is kinda my thing.)

So here it is: my first foray into colorizing a photo.  This particular one is a bunch of suitcases on a platform at the old train depot in town where we rode on a big steam train for Jack a couple weeks ago.  The nifty retro bags looked cool in black and white because of the whole "back in time" idea of riding on a steam train, but I'm a sucker for that warm camel color...



There ya go - CSS entry #1.  Feedback is GREATLY appreciated!  (And, while you're at it, head to Amy's blog and check out how the more practiced color splashers do it!)


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17 comments:

blueviolet said...

I like that effect! I wish I could do something like that!

Blessing said...

Looks really good. I just started using my husbands photoshop and nikon d3000 now that he is off to the Army. He is currently going through Basic and Officer Candidate School.

I look forward to reading more of your blog.

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Now following you.

Misty said...

LOVE it!!!

Tanya said...

LOVE IT! Which program did you use?

Amy said...

Thanks for joining in!

This edit is great! It definitely has a bit of the retro thing. The selective color adds to the feeling!

JAMIE ANN said...

That is really Cool. Great Idea!

Kate said...

I love b&w photographs that have a splash of colour.

You did a great job!! And I love the photo you chose. Well done, girlfriend!

Sam said...

Hi! That's a great first enrty!! I agree with Amy, it has such a classic retro look! great job!

The Mommy said...

Nice!!
I love the color of the suitcase. You could tell it's vintage:)

Marlis said...

I think you did a GRATE job. Love it.

Melis said...

Thanks, everyone! I used PSE8, Tanya - love it!

Bobbi said...

This is my FAVORITE way to edit with black and white, if you haven't noticed from my photos! I love it!!

Bobbi said...

This is my FAVORITE way to edit with black and white, if you haven't noticed from my photos! I love it!!

Bobbi said...

This is my FAVORITE way to edit in "black and white". I love it! Good job!

CRAZYMOM said...

I love the fact that you even thought to take that picture. I am really bad about "seeing" stuff sometimes.

Julie said...

Well heck...that looks great!! I love it. I am a sucker for that warm caramel color too!! You have a great eye.

Sonora said...

Ok, I think this is awesome. I still cannot figure out how to do this. Perhaps someday I will, but until then, I will just enjoy seeing the pictures from people who do know how!

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