Monday, May 21, 2012

COMPETITION has never been my strong point but lately I have been finding myself entering some blog contests, giveaways, blogging about my photographs, and hoping that there are people out there who like them.  I suppose it might be self-validation after all these years.

Here are two that I actually visually enhanced.  I will show the original and then the enhanced.  These are for a "color" contest on a site called CCC Group (Color Combo Challenge) on Facebook.


I am supposed to use the colors from the color chart below.


The Original Photograph




Enhanced


The Original Photograph
Enhanced

This is the color chart I was supposed to follow.
What are your thoughts?

18 comments:

Crafty Mommas said...

I am not a fan of the enhanced photos but I know that is totally your aesthetic, we are just different in that way and that is ok. If you love them then you should submit them b/c they are your art.

Lizzi said...

I really preferred the originals more than the enhanced...but if I were to pick my favorite between the two it would be the umbrella one. I almost couldn't tell what the flowers were once they were enhanced.

krafterskorner said...

The type is so small I can't read what it says under the photos?

I like the ones in the post below. Reminds me of the homeless in St. Joe.

Aloquin said...

Oooohhhh I LOVE the color chart!

The flowers came out fantadtic! The muted quality of the photograph matches the color scheme. Great job!

Personally, I really like the enhanced umbrella man also, but I notice some reds and blues in there... is that allowed, or did you have to stick to the chart exclusively?

chocolatedogstudio said...

These look great...but I am not understanding what you are doing.

Sue Runyon said...

Looks like fun playing with the photo editing software :-)

KarenW said...

You did a great job with using the colors!

Julia Badgley said...

Out of the enhanced photos, I'd pick the umbrella picture, Sue:) I love the colours that you followed.

Luella Newkirk said...

My preference are the unenhanced - but that would be not any fun! I do like the color palette you used for this color contest.

bananaorangeapple said...

Wow, it really makes a difference just changing a few colours. the hydrangeas don't look like hydrangeas anymore. Very interesting.

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

The enhanced pictures are interesting...I could see someone wanting to frame one as a very different piece of artwork in their eclectic living room!

sammysgrammy said...

I love using the photo editing software - I think the umbrella photo turned out the best - it looks very "arty"

*~Niki~* said...

I love the umbrella one Sue, so creative and the colour palette is lovely. Blessings Niki x

sacra vim said...

I love your original work! The colors in the palette are gorgeous, though!

Angels and Everlastings said...

I prefer the natural photos too -- but I like the enhanced one with the umbrella best.

Anahita said...

I like the top one the best. You created something very interesting there! As a photographer - - I get it. ;)

Kelly Bermudez said...

I really love the flowers!

Splenderosa said...

My darling, you don't need to enhance anything, the photographs stand on their own very very well.