Sunday, 1 July 2012

Saturday Special On Sunday

Okay, I will hold my hand up from the very first. This is not even remotely connected to the Tennis Theme on yesterday's Sepia Saturday, nor is it even vaguely historical, as it was taken this year.

But the fortuitous picture one of my nieces took of her Ma and Pa, AKA my brother and sister-in-law, lent itself so beautifully to the delights of graphic manipulation, that I couldn't resist posting this version today - simply because it pleased me mightily, when a click of my mouse brought it to light.

Well, if I'm honest, it was several clicks of the mouse, as I first turned it onto a colourful, psychedelic rendition, once it hit my Photoshop.   Beyond that point I plumped for a more restrained, tonal result, but then decided the stark black and white was too harsh, and thus was born the sepia image you see before you.

I've tried to email it to both the photographer and her subjects, but think that gremlins may have prevented them receiving it. Now I hope, they may eventually see it here!

14 comments:

Little Nell said...

Jinksy you do like your techno-toys....and we enjoy the results of your creative dabblings!

Jackie said...

You are having a great time with Photoshop!
I need to get started playing with mine. I haven't tried it, and I've had it since December. I need to get busy!!
Love your creativity!!!
Hugs,
Jackie

Maggie May said...

That is a very pleasing effect.
You are a very creative person.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Wendy said...

Not tennis but fun nevertheless.

21 Wits said...

Oh how fun! Aren't new toys just cool!

Anonymous said...

Very creative - I like it. It's cool what you can do with Photoshop.

The Weaver of Grass said...

I have had terrible gremlins in blogland for weeks Jinksy. But today, touch wood, so far they have gone. I love the way you "mess about" with photographs.

Jinksy said...

It's not so much they're techno toys, but a a new way of satisfying my arty-farty instincts without having to fork out vast sums for paint and paper. And I have no chance of ever having a studio to do 'messy things' in, either, which is an awful drawback to a painterly person. :)

Jinksy said...

Photoshop is worth every minute you can spend on it! :)

North County Film Club said...

What an interesting effect you've achieved. Wish I knew how to use photo shop.
Nancy

NitWit1 said...

You are doing great with the intent of Photoshop, artistic endeavor, while I am too busy making my photos a tad better than they really are. Keep on doing it.

NitWit1 said...

I am a bit perverted but would have liked to see the psychodelic one... But your in-laws might not have dealt with that idea too well.............

Pearl said...

So many talents, Jinksy!

I suggest you print it out, slap it into a second-hand frame and send it to them. :-)

Pearl

The Weaver of Grass said...

Oh Jinksy - you disappear off the face of the radar and then suddenly you emerge again. Seems to me that you love messing about with Photoshop. Money well spent in your case I would say.Hope you are well.