Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Christmas Cactus and the Header

 After the "White Bloom Shoot" at  posted Saturday,  I decided to PLAY with one bloom off the dark pink Christmas Cactus.      
TO Dark.....
NOPE! try again!
OOPS! whose toes are those???
AHA! Moment.... lay it between the two Christmas lights. Not exactly what I wanted, tired of Snapping (YES, that does happen occasional) I dumped an hours worth of snapping in the computer and thought I don't really like this a whole lot, wonder what I can DO to it in Photoshop

Thus goes the story of the Christmas Cactus that turned into a header.....


28 comments:

BlueShell said...

haha....that was unexpected...
But the flower is beautiful...

I wish you a merry Christmas, from the bottom of my heart.
And a very happy new year full of joy, peace and harmony!
Hug
BShell

SquirrelQueen said...

That little flower is pretty no matter how you photograph it, I really like the deep pink. It is fun to see how you arrived at the header shot. It turned out great.

PS, I have been known to come out with toe shots too.

DawnTreader said...

And a beauty it is, as I already told you! :)

Deb said...

love what you did with it Sandra....

Chatty Crone said...

Well I happen to think it is gorgeous and you know what I think counts - right? (lol-wrong). But it is true - I love your header and your beautiful flowers.
Merry Christmas. sandie

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

This is the colour of Christmas Cactus I remember. I think that flower is pretty in each shot.

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

:-))))

Never played in Photoshop. Perhaps that's one of those programs, which I didn't get to *live happily* in my iMac? :-)

"Then I would be slap-dashing home, the gravy smell of the dinners of others, the bird smell, the brandy, the pudding and mince, coiling up to my nostrils..."
~~Dylan Thomas

Mamabug said...

You're so creative! Love that pretty header.

TexWisGirl said...

you are a creative sort. :)

Susannah said...

All gorgeous..no matter which way you look at it!

Love the header.

Susannah

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

That's very creative, Sandra. If I haven't already mentioned it, I love your header!
Merry Christmas!

SweetMarie said...

So pretty Sandra! You're so creative. Have a great day!

Pam said...

Great shots as always, Sandra. I love the deep color of your Christmas cactus.
Hugs,
Pam

Remington said...

You are SO creative, my friend!

photowannabe said...

How creative and wonderful Sandra. I just don't seem to have the patience to do that. Love your Christmas cactus. My 1 bud is just about ready to pop. maybe its actually waiting for Christmas....

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Very pretty color, Sandra. The header is gorgeous... Isn't it fun to see what we can do with Photoshop??? I don't have the interest or patience in it---but I can enjoy what others do...

Hugs,
Betsy

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

love to see the steps, one by one- that you used in order to create that lovely header photo.

the deep pink is one of my favourite colours.

great job, and beautiful flower shots!!

EG Wow said...

I think it's wonderful that you have so much fun playing with your photos! You are an inspiration, Sandra. :)

Sandy said...

Well done, well done. Love the way you made your header out of the one shot, very clever (o:

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

You work hard to get these great photos!! Photoshop also seems tough to learn for me....You are doing great though

Ann said...

The header looks like a painting.

Catherine said...

Good job Sandra!
xo Catherine

Ann said...

YOU got tired of snapping? Wow :) I do like your header. I meant to say something about it the other day and totally forgot. I have a very short attention span these days...lol

A Quiet Corner said...

You are quite the photographer, Sandra!...:)JP

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Sandra, the Christmas cactus made a fun header. Thanks for showing us the process. Merry Christmas

George said...

I like what you did to get this beautiful header. I would like to learn as much about Photoshop as you know.

Rose said...

I like seeing what you are playing with....

KleinsteMotte said...

That is sooo cool!! You amaze me.