Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Creative Photography

I've missed out on joining in with Roger's Creative Photography Meme for the past couple weeks as I just flat out kept forgetting to get a picture posted on time. I am beginning to seriously think that I need some of Miss Bee's fish oil what with this increasingly faulty memory of mine! Problem is, I keep forgetting to pick up any when I go to the store!

Speaking of Miss Bee, she's been "threatening" her readers-but-not-comment-leavers over at her blog and it's been working beautifully for her! I've been wondering if I should resort to the same sort of shenanigans that she pulls in order to get more of my lurkers to leave a comment or two ... after all, she's an Empress and I'm a Duchess so it may just be one of those royalty things. Hmmm ... Ah well, while I mull over what might be a good incentive to get some of you folks to leave a comment or two please take a gander at my pictures for this week's Creative Photography Meme!

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This neon sign at the Green Onion pizza restaurant up the road from us in Lisbon, Connecticut caught my eye last night while Amanda and I were waiting for our order so I popped out to the car to get my trusty Nikon in spite of Amanda's eye-rolling. Ah, teenagers, it's great when you can embarrass them in public! Makes up for just a little bit of the hell they put you through, doesn't it?!

Obviously because I took the shot from inside the building the words are backwards but I thought it looked pretty cool from that angle and I guess if you want to hold your computer monitor up to a mirror, you could see it forwards if you'd like! Once I got home, I used some of the new photo-editing tools at Photobucket to invert the colors and this is the result -

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I think it definitely adds a different sort of look to it and just might qualify as "creative"! For more great creative entries, be sure to swing by the Creative Photography blog and check out the links - there's some pretty cool stuff over there!

16 comments:

  1. I love peetsa! And we'll be making some homemade peetsa this week! Yum! SisterDear2 and NIL arrive this morning for a week and MotherDear pulled out all the stops and prepared an Italian feast - Lasagna tonight!

    Have a wonderful day, Linda!

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  2. Great shot, Duchess Linda ;-)

    Sorry I haven't been by in a few days. I just read your last four posts.

    Give Tardis a kiss for me.

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  3. Looks cool. I haven't been too good at posting for CP either. Hopefully I can get my act together and get back in the swing of things.

    I'll be better at commenting too, promise!!!

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  4. Ooooh, I like the blues you turned the sign into. Nice!
    I signed up for Photobucket, too, just did not figure out yet how to use it. Where do you find all these tools?

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  5. honey do something like turn their noses green if they don't comment!

    i did this because i was getting creeped out by having so many readers and so few commenters. like people were peeking in my window or something, made me feel bad! now it's all better...

    smiles, bee
    xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

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  6. That's cool Linda. You are quite the photographer. Enjoy.

    Have a terrific day. Big hug. :)

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  7. Creatively cool, Your Royal Duchess :o)

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  8. Creative? DEFINITELY! :)

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  9. I love the way you played with the sign and the original shot is very good too!

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  10. You have vision. I never get sick of it...

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  11. Photoshop Express is a free online tool from Photoshop (go figure) that is another good resource for working with your photographs. Also, if you're interested in a desktop tool, GIMP is an open source application that has similar functionality to Photoshop, but is free instead of $600+.

    I like the original photo of the neon sign, by the way, partially because it is in reverse.

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  12. I really like neon. I think there is more neon down here than in Vegas..seriously.
    Lookie this is your major lurker commenting...lol

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  13. Grinders! BAH!! Don't y'all know those're called SUBS!!

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  14. Pasta and Grinders - you don't have to tell me twice to convince me to stop in to the Green onion. The neon at night is particular to me as that red neon reminds me of the tomato sauce upon the pizza! I imagine that is where Amanda had her fave shrimp and black olive pizza. If you two like the place, then is good by me! A place for Patti, I and you to meet?

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  15. Awesome shot! Sorry I am running late it has been one of those weeks. I see you like the Nikon badge cool, so do I! :D

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