Tuesday, February 16, 2010

PELICANS

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.

13 comments:

Bryanna Lenan said...

Very coo!

Sandy Michelle said...

Great shot! It certainly is fun playing around with photo programs!

Blondie's Journal said...

What a cute guy. If only he knew he was being altered by technology for a bunch of ladies to look at...

I love it, Tamerie. Are these pics from your trip to the beach yesterday (I say this enviously)?

xoxo
Jane

Maya said...

The second last is pretty amazing..., although I kind of prefer the first -what a great capture!

Serena said...

Pelicans are one of my top three favourite birds...what a great shot!

I enjoyed your Photoshop play too ~ :)

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hi Tamerie... they all look so pretty! I just love Pelicans... would you believe we have hundreds of them here some times (out by the Great Salt Lake) and I love watching them soar above us... no purple or pink ones though! xoxo Julie Marie

maryboys said...

wow, tamerie...this makes me smile:) happy day to you...

mary

Beach Vintage said...

I love the pink one I think. Its amazing what one can do with a bit of technology.

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

how Andy Warhol-ish!

love 'em

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hey Tamerie
How sweet you are to mention me!! Thanks a bunch!!

Well these guys are certainly up front and centre!! I haven't got photoshop yet but imagine I will go nuts when I do...

You know I'm with Maya! The original shot is so great!! This little guy needs no enhancement.. unlike poor Percival the Seagull.. who was a bit smudgy around the edges and needed a makeover!!

Think I like the blue and yellow!! and the original of course!! Now you'll have me digging out the Pelican shot from Mykonos.. although my arm is in his beak!! yep he bit me!! xxx Julie

Maija said...

Way cool playing, Taerie!!

Petit Coterie said...

What a great photo to begin with, but your changes with Photoshop are very cool. I love Photoshop it's so much fun just to play around with it.

xx, Michelle

Rebecca said...

Gasp! These pictures are beautiful! OMGOSH...

You've been blogging a full year and I've just now found you! :( Where have I been...?

Rebecca