Thursday, 16 January 2014

Red Roy

And so to Red for the return of Roy G Biv. This is a bit of fun and an encouragement to look around my immediate surroundings for colour - a different one each month. If you're new to the challenge, details can be found here.

As it's the middle of a dark, grey, rainy winter here, I've found it very difficult to find red in the natural world. Yesterday, I saw a bush that had escaped the field fares and was still covered in berries in a front garden near my home but it was too dangerous to stop my car and leap out with my camera - and raining.

So, I decided to take a different tack and look again at the ordinary and the everyday. Objects around the house and signs and shop clutter in the street have caught my fancy as they seem to have lots of eye-catching red. Then I had a bit of fun with my copy of Adobe Photoshop 12, received for Christmas.

To start with, here is a small sample of images from a near-by village and from our house ...


... and (complete with spelling mistake) ...


... and delivery baskets beside a shop ...


... from my desk ...


... and from the store cupboard a favourite British spread ...


Last of all comes that little bit of fun with Adobe Photoshop, colour inverted, polar coordinates applied ... 


I hope you enjoy the brightness on a dark miserable January day!


14 comments:

  1. About to connect to your post, had a marathon photo session for my book yesterday! You certainly brightened up my January day!-Julie

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    1. Red is definitely needed this side of the Atlantic! Can't remember the last dry day.

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    1. Thank you, Maggi - this is a game I enjoy. It makes me look around me ...

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  3. Photoshop is perfect for a gray day, isn't it? I like the basket too--would make a great stencil for monoprints.

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    1. You are so right about Photoshop - and oh the hours you can while away playing! I might just play with the basket and see what happens ...

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  4. Great rainy day RED choices ... the last one of Adobe Photoshop looks to have been the most fun!

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    1. It was the most fun - Adobe Photoshop always is ... I love it.

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  5. Fun photos from your life. It is always enjoyable to peek into someone else's environment. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Welcome to my blog and thanks for commenting. I think peeking is what this blogging thing is all about - into work processes, the problems people encounter, the solutions they find, home environments, - and then seeing the finished work - fascinating!

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  6. I enjoyed the variety of objects you found, in both your neighborhood & around the house. I love the geometry (& possibilities!) of that crate! It certainly is a lot of fun to see what jumps out/can be discovered during each month's challenge - not to mention having a look at what others find.

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    1. Thanks very much for commenting. Roy is indeed a fun idea all round, both for photographing what you notice around you and for looking at the finds of others - and yes that crate was my favourite. I've now played with it in Photoshop - my current fixation - and can see lots of possibilities for printing etc ...

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  7. Great reds! It makes this rainy day very bright suddenly. Yes, it's been raining here too.
    Thanks for visiting my blog.

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    1. Good to see you here = visiting your blog was a pleasure.

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