Sunday, March 29, 2009

Simpler Days

I'm being a bit over critical of this one I'm afraid.
I've been tryng to stay away from photoshop for these challenges but this one I went crazy with.
I really liked the bright colors but I didn't like that the yellows were right next to each other- it was just what I got stuck with in this particular block set. It may not bug normal people but it drove me CRAZY!
So I decided that it would be fun to make it black and white to remember the simpler days of youth- long LONG ago.

I wish I had a better explanation of what I did with photoshop but I kinda played with it a while. Basically I desaturated then made some colors darker so that the "=" and the "2" didn't seem washed out. Then I added a teensy tiny filter of sepia to warm it up a bit.

I took this pic next to an open window with nothing but the sun- Yay me! No flash!



9 comments:

Jackie said...

like it!!

Mindy said...

Neat!! I love the depth of field and the reflection.

Rachel H. said...

This is beautiful! I think it's one of my favorites so far! LOVE what you did with it. And I think without color it really drives home the simplicity.

Candace said...

I absolutely love this!

Excellent Job!!

Felicia H. said...

The two yellow blocks next to eachother would have driven me crazy too. I really like what you did with this picture in photoshop.
I love photoshop myself:)

Erin Wageman said...

I love this picture! I just screams simple to me!

princess jen said...

I like the black and white, it really helps the blocks to stand out on their own. I also like the texture of the table and the angle of the blocks. Very creative!

Teri said...

Love your picture, what ever you did it worked, it's just simple and beautiful.

Janelle said...

Oh I really like it! The adjacent colors (instead of alternating) would definitely drive me nuts, too, so I can totally understand going black and white. I think the black and while adds to the simplicity anyway.