Sunday, February 28, 2010


Every time I walked by the boats on the beach, I thought, I should bring my camera. Well, as you know from Friday's post, I did just that. This is the original shot without alteration.
This is posterized with some other filtering.
And this, as you may have guessed, is my favorite! I know these colors are not everyone's cup of tea, but they sure do make me happy!
Obviously, this is not an often used boat as the sand and water inside would make it difficult. I still love the way it looks. This is the natural color with no manipulating yet.
I think that black and white always makes for a striking image.
No telling exactly what I did to get this effect, but I like it.
I don't think these are used very much either. However, it is high tide and once the water recedes, at least they are not full of sand.
I used some kind of blue filter to make the water a color it never is here.
And this has either a purple or a magenta filter, among other things.
When I am playing in Photoshop, I frequently come up with color combinations and effects that I then have no idea how I got. It is fun though. I tend to really love the very vivid, bright, neon hues the best. That's just me. Like I said, they make me happy to see.


Blondie's Journal said...

I love the teal colored row boat! It could very well be a wonderful color to paint an old rowboat! We may just have one of those at the lake...we have every other imaginable water vehicle!

Did I ever tell you that my boys lived in San Diego for 2 years. my best vacations were visiting them there. The weather was gorgeous and I could not get over all of the pretty flowers and trees. I ate it up!! ;-)


Edytheanne said...

Nice experiments. Do a little research in the Photoshop help menus about "actions". Basically, you tell Photoshop to record what you are doing, then you save the steps as an "action" title it, then you can repeat it over and over again on any photo you want.

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hi Tamerie, those are so cool! The bright colors make me smile too! I love the original old boat too though... how lucky you are to be able to walk along the beach each morning... I love San Diego! Have you ever been to the haunted Whaley House??? That would be so fun to see your photos from there, and what, I mean WHO you capture! xoxo Julie Marie

NicNacManiac said...

Tamerie these are so much how you infuse everything with brilliant color so your world is always bright!! You are so fortunate to have these wonderful views in your world to manipulate and make you and me for that matter SMILE!
Happy Sunday xOxO Nerina

Janet said...

You're just having so much fun with these! I love the patina on the old row boats just as they are but when you jazz them up they take on a whole different look. I like all the bright colors, too.

Serena said...

Great photo effects, Tamerie....I love the teal-coloured boat best of all!

Maija said...

You are having some serious fun with your Photoshop and camera!!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Tamerie
I'm enjoying seeing these photos of your beach!! And I can see you are having a lot of fun with your photoshop functions! Those little boats are so sweet even if they are abandoned. Funny.. we don't have any little rowboats laying around here.. maybe someone would nick them!! Have fun xx Julie

Melinda Cornish said...

I am with you on the bright colors!

Simply Mel said...

I really like the filters added to these images....the last bike is superb!

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

Oh how fun, you need to make stationery cards with these gorgeous images! Love the bike, great work sweet friend!!