Tuesday, November 17, 2009

It's A Yellow Peacock And Lavender Grass....

Lately, when I look at other photography blogs
I notice something strange happening to me.
Every part of my being becomes charged with electricity
while adrenaline courses through my veins.
I feel excited.
I feel alive.
My eyes widen and I swear I can feel the brightness
bounce off my enlarged pupils.
I am inspired by what I see
and I am amazed at all the creativity, talent, and artistry
that I come across.
My soul is nourished, yet restless
because I know deep down
what I aspire to be.
Lately, when I look at other photography blogs
I see all the possibilities that can come from inside of me.


Some of you may recall this peacock from an ealier post

Inspired by other photographers creativity
I decided to tweak it.
At first,
I was afraid to do too much,
and I was careful to maintain the original image
and here's how it turned out.


I still wasn't quite satisfied.

I wanted something dramatic
and different.
So I kept all the original editing I did
and then I tweaked some more.

I added more effects here and there
and I turned my peacock yellow
and the grass a purpley lavnedar color.

It's not traditional by any means
but I sure do like the effect
and I think it's much prettier than the original.

I printed it out this morning onto a postcard.
The colors are so vibrant and beautiful.

I'm patting myself on the back.

I did good.

Now, I need to learn how to add texture to my photos
because that is what makes my heart beast faster
when I see it on other blogs.
It just adds so much originality to the already amazing photos.

I am learning so much
and I am very appreciative to those who came before me
and unknowingly showed me the way.


  1. You nailed it! You took a good but somewhat faded photo, punched out its colours, gave it a fun starburst and totally whimsical colours. You took your art of photography and turned it into abstract art. How fun is that? Now you can add it to your header! Nicely done, friend. :)

  2. JarieLyn,
    It's beautiful! I loved it the original way, but it does add something very different when you tweak it like that.

    I love playing with my paint shop pro and making things different. I usually just end up adding borders, but this inspires me to try some of those other buttons on my screen when I'm in the program.

    I will be fearless like you! And go where no awkward, amateur, beginning photographers such has myself has dared venture before!

    Have a great day my friend!

  3. Wow, the colors are stunning in that edit. And very dramatic. Good for you, keep experimenting. I love playing with the editing to learn how the effects transform the photos.

  4. you are very creative! impressive! I am learning from you. what program did you use?

  5. Nicely done. It does take a simple photo and make it a whole new image. You are honing your talents.

  6. You are so cute. I like the fun cahnges you've made. I bet it made a great postcard :) I'm really proud of you for just going for it!

  7. Oh wow! I love these. They're just gorgeous!

  8. Thanks for all your wonderful comments. For those of you who are wondering what program I used, I was experimenting in Picnik. It's a free online photo editing program.



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