I have to give credit where credit is due, and the inspiration for this Photoshop frenzy came from Julie at Being Ruby. I have to admit that her sea gulls were very subtly altered. As you will see in the following images, there is nothing subtle about what I did.
So, thanks Julie for sparking this idea!
The original shot, taken on Christmas Day 2002 in Santa Barbara.
With a blue filter
For the remaining shots, I can't exactly tell you what I did. Everything I know how to do in Photoshop has been learned from experimenting, so I cannot be specific with HOW I got the outcomes I did. I played with hue and saturation and filters and brightness and shadows. And when I got a combination that I didn't like, I just un-did it.
I am always amazed at what happens when I play on Photoshop. It is so addicting. I realize that some of the color combinations I came up with are not everyone's cup of tea, but I LOVE the ones I've posted.