Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Creative Ruby Tuesday.... Sort Of....

Maryt/The Teach over at Work of the Poet has something called Ruby Tuesday which featuring all things red and this week - I hope it's legal to do this - I thought I'd merge it the Creative Photography thing. Here's what happened (not that it matters, but)... I did have a couple of red things but I didn't really feel very happy with them and so I started fooling around with some pictures. I didn't want to just dye something red by colorizing it because that just seemed - I don't know - I just didn't want to do it. And then I remembered that somebody sometime posted something and explained how she did it and I thought, "hmmm... maybe I could try that. As a result. The crow on the wire in the first photo got a dye job and the purple flower in the second got very red in the blooms. Silly, but I kind I learned a new trick with Paintshop Pro and that always delights me. So these are weird and questionably creative, but, heck, I had fun and the are red. In fact I had so much fun that I added a third one... and then I thought maybe I should add the originals too...













Well this has been posted for about an hour or so and two people have said kind funny things but I have to say that I'm kind of freaked out about this. I'm crazy liberal politically, but sort of reserved and conservative in other ways. Messing with birds and flowers and turning them bright red sort of scares me. I just had to say that. And then I have to apologize for saying it because I'm supposed to be breaking the habit of apolgizing, so I'm doing it in very small type.

45 comments:

Carletta said...

Wow Raven!
Creative for sure.
I absolutely love the red crow - wouldn't that be awesome to see flying around. Think of the biggest crow you've ever seen and imagine it red - COOL!
The flowers turned out well too - I'm just loving the crow at the moment.

Bobbie said...

Gotta love technology. Nothing red that you like? Find something you do like and make it red. Marvelous. (In fact, I'd love to see a real red crow!) Well done, Raven. ;-}

Your Pal Pinki said...

I thought that was a freaky red bird. Cool red flowers! : )

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Hmmm. Paint Shop Pro sounds interesting.

Leora said...

I'm sorry you are scaring yourself, but you are delighting me! Love the red crow. Ha! That's great. Relax and enjoy the comment fun.

DrillerAA said...

Nicely done though, even if it does scare you a bit.
Have a great RT.

Robin said...

I admit I'm a bit freaked out by the red crow, but I love what you've done with the flowers :).

Greyscale Territory said...

The red crow is quite a shock! For some reason, I immediately thought of blood red muscles.

Most creative pics!

WillThink4Wine said...

LOL at your small type apology, Raven!

onangelwings said...

Love it. Great pictures Raven. Love them in red or not. Great take on HoT

Roger said...

Well theres a bird that you don't see
red on very often.

Thats perfectly fine to combine your Creative Photography submission with another meme as long as Creative Photography is mention also. You did it great Raven thank you!

Ivanhoe said...

Somebody got really creative today :o) Cool idea - I have to look into that software.
Have a great Tuesday!

Robert said...

Those are cool! Looks like you had yourself some fun doing this.

ellen b said...

Ha! Hi Raven,
I enjoyed your ruby creativity here today!!
Have a wonderful day...

Amber Star said...

I just found out about the Ruby Tuesday thingy and rushed around and got something posted just now.

You really are creative, Raven.

Yrsa said...

I myself like the third pic most - it almost looks like it would have been red as original!

Dianne said...

I see roger said it's cool to combine so I assume you've exhaled now!

Love your small type apology for apologizing, I could hear you whispering lol

The flowers are wonderful BUT the red crow is FABULOUS - I'm doing jazz hands as I type that - well - right after I typed that ;)

And you had fun! More jazz hands

Chica said...

Now a red crow would be something to run from! LOL

Mimi Lenox said...

I'm with Chica. I think I would run from a red crow. Spooooky. Well done. I love them all!

I am up here

San said...

Nature is blushing. That means she's pleased.

Tink *~*~* said...

Actually, you did a very good job of "messing with the birds and the bees" or was that flowers?

;D

Tink *~*~*
My Mobile Adventures *~*~*

Deborah Godin said...

Boy that red crow was a real gotcha until I scrolled down and read your explanation. Great creative "mutation"!

Askew To You said...

I love that you took it and turned it into something even more creative. The red crow looks very dramatic next to that blue background. Cool. I think it would make an interesting print.

quilly said...

Don't apologize, it's wonderful!

Patti said...

I love what you did with these photos. Don't apologize for your creativity! They're fun to look at, and it's fun to get comments, isn't it?

Good luck in Roger's contest.

Patti said...

P.S. I must admit when I got to the small type I immediately "biggified" it.
My eyes aren't getting any younger.

the teach said...

What you did, Katherine, is fantastic! The crow is a little scary in his so red feathers but the flowers are awesome! They are gorgeous! Good luck in the CP contest and thanks very much for adding to the fun of Ruby Tuesday!

dale said...

I saw a red crow once ... or maybe it was a red cow ... I can't really remember ;-)

Nice to see you experimenting with color. Good luck in this week's contest!

cheers
dale

Ralph said...

Much like the ugly duckling, the corw hopes to turn into a red tailed hawk. In the crow's dreams, of course!

Kimmie said...

Hi Raven,

What a great job you did colorizing with your Paint Shop Program. I love the way the bird looks and the flowers are gorgeous! Very nice entry!

Good Luck Sweetie!

Blessings,
Kimmie

LingoVise Says... said...

I love that 3rd altered photo - very cool effect. Perfect for RT ;)

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genny said...

This is very cool entry and you are really creative...

me ann my camera said...

I love experimenting with colours and photos and filters. And you got great results!!! Good job; I think the Red Crow is lovely.
ann

Daryl said...

Cool combo!

:-Daryl

Lori Stilger said...

Your shots ARE great, Raven, but I'm REALLY laughing at the "small type apology". :D You're SO funny!!!
Thanks for your kind words on my shot. :D Have a wonderdul day - BE BLESSED!

Sandee said...

I like the red flowers. Good job!

juliana said...

this sure was creative - and i like your experiment.

storyteller said...

What a fun post! I’ve not tried Ruby Tuesday yet, but I’ve been thinking about it. Seeing what you did with Paint makes me want to experiment with that program too … but when I’ll find the time is anyone’s guess.
Hugs and blessings,

Marnellie said...

Hi raven! beautiful pictures! Thanks for sharing them!

Anndi said...

I loved this! Better to dye a bird with Photoshop than in real life ;) Excellent and very creative!

Sanni said...

Very creative - and great entries for Ruby Tuesday, too.

Good luck!

Elfenkate said...

They are all so great. I am very fond of the flowers. They look so bright and pretty.

Sweeta said...

I don't mind the reds because I'm red addict!hehe Great job!

Felisol said...

Dear Raven,
I liked your red pics, but
the crow actually looked spooky.
Then again, the crows can be scary in natural blackish too.
I've tried to communicate with them as they every late afternoon are crossing over our garden on their way to, what do I know,- evening service?
At least 40 are passing in very informal formation. I've frightened our neighbors by trying to kra kra with them.
I caused a collapse in their(the crows') eastbound flying, two turned to see what was wrong....

The flowers were marvelous;the dark red digitalis, could not have been better if gene manipulated.

I've spent quite some time here at your blog-site and had a most entertaining and interesting time.

From Felisol, living in the country of Babette's Feast

Linda said...

I'm late getting here from last week's contest (it was a hectic week!) but I did want to pop by to check out everyone's entries.

That red bird is pretty creepy looking; almost like something out of a Hitchcock film or an Edgar Allan Poe poem!