5.13.2009

You Capture: Week 12 - Color

Everyone, I have a serious problem. I am addicted to Picasa. If you aren't familiar with Picasa and all the AMAZING things it can do to your pictures, go here and read all about it - and oh yeah, its free. You can't beat that with a stick.

Now that my Picasa shout out is out of the way, to the task at hand. Or rather, the You Capture assignment - color. And yes, I utilized Picasa. Naturally.

(By the way, click on the photos if you want to enlarge. Especially the second one!)

Here are the rhodies in my yard. Love them.



And Mr. Bee that scared the H-E-double hockey sticks out of me. But I told myself, self, take that photo. Don't be a chicken. And I did it, without peeing my pants!

I mean, how can you document color without giving credit where credit is due? It's Mr. Bee here who gave our flowers such lovely hues! (I used soft focus on this one to really try to pull the eye to the bee).



And, in closing, my G eating his new favorite food. I used the focal black and white on this one. Somehow, it makes the melon look even juicer. I can just picture it dripping down his chubby little arms.




For some more color, go on over to I Should Be Folding Laundry.

33 comments:

Adventures In Babywearing said...

I am new to Picasa. I know what you mean! Love the watermelon. Makes me want some!

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

oh great editing with the watermelon shot!

imadramamama said...

Ooooh, watermelon. Love that shot!

The Animator's Wife said...

Way to brave the bee... all great art requires some daring sacrifice!

Love you editing on these-- that part is always addicting for me too!

Bacardi Mama said...

These are all good, but that first one you should print and frame. It is absolutely beautiful!

Shae said...

that watermelon looks so yummy!

InTheFastLane said...

Love the way you worked the watermelon shot.

livinginagirlsworld said...

The watermelon looks delicious. I've been playing with Picasa too, and I haven't been able to do to my liking what you did with the watermelon. Love it!

Andrea said...

The watermelon looks good but I think I'll eat G up. He's so cute and hopefully (fingers crossed) I'll get to see him soon!

Heather said...

Great Pictures! I love G with the watermelon!

VanessaKim said...

So adorable. :)
I want some watermelon now.

Terri said...

Great shots!

Erin said...

That watermelon is making my mouth water!

Jessi said...

Love the bee shot, very well done :) The watermelon shot makes me feel sticky :)

kris... said...

Picasa is one of my favorite editing programs! So easy to use and it does a great job, as you have demonstrated!

Stacie's Madness said...

amazing shots...good job.

Saj said...

Great shots! I love the first rhododendron shot, but I really want to take a bite out of that watermelon!

Mimi's Toes said...

Such a delicate pink! Love the color! I am craving watermelon now. Wonderful shots!

Christine said...

I totally just got into Picasa. Awesome shots!! I love the b & w focus one with the watermelon.

Lyndsay said...

Wow - great pictures - I too am addicted to Picasa!

Amy said...

Love the flower shots. Great watermelon edit :)

The Happy Housewife said...

I have not been to Picasa, I am heading over to check it out. Great pics!
Toni
http://thehappyhousewife.com

Mominin said...

Great captures! I'm just starting to mess around with picasa and I love the results! It's kind of fun, isn't it?

Amy said...

Beautiful! I love the watermelon shot. Great editing. And you were mighty brave with that bee!!

Liz @ My Full Cup said...

The flowers are beautiful! I love the watermelon too. I like how you highlighted the color of just the watermelon.

Rebecca said...

I used Picasa for years and just recently started using Picnik. It is mostly free but for $24 a year you get the whole deal. It does more than Picasa.

Anyway, nice pics

OctoberRain said...

Great captures! Beautiful shots of flowers :)

april said...

Very cool shots! I love the watermelon shot!

sunnymama said...

The first ones are pretty but my favourite is the last. A lovely picture and the melon looks delicious!

--It's Your Movie-- said...

Editing photos is so much more fun than it seems like it would be. I get really carried away at times. Love the photos. That watermelon made me... thirsty? Is that weird? LOL, great shots!

Christy M. said...

I love Picassa too, and you're really doing a good job with it!

Love you captures! The rhodies are beautiful. The colors are so soft and subtle, but amazing! I'm glad you were brave and captured the bee! Very cool :)

Alice said...

what a cutie patootie! i love the B&W focal, too. picasa is awesome. i am still learning it. thanks for your colorful shots :O)

my color post is up now if you want to check it out. leave me a note to let me know you were there :)

Easily Manipulated said...

Ha ha! I dig the watermelon photo! And I love the focal B&W! Great job!!!