Friday, January 7, 2011

Photo Friday: Faded Glory - Hydrangeas in Winter

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photo copyright Judith Nijholt-Strong.  all rights reserved
Faded Glory - Hydrangeas in Winter
Utrecht, Netherlands ~ 2011

Today was really a very grey day here - nothing very colorful at all, just rainy, dull and grey. I needed some simple inspiration, badly! 

So inbetween rain showers, I took the photo of the faded hydrangeas in my back garden and then played with it in PhotoShop - kinda brought it back to life, in a way. The original photo was also very dull and colorless ... pretty sad. I adjusted the curves and the hue to warm it up. The color balance was also adjusted to bring up a little more warm rose/pink color - sort of faking Spring! Then I gave it a watercolor effect with PhotoShop and put it in a digital frame.

Just messing around, really, on my first "official" Photo Friday of the new year. ;o)

tot ziens,
Judy
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