Friday, January 20, 2012

Archive Dive -#2

 Above is my good friend, Rich Rodgers. He is my Photoshop Guru and all the fiddling going on with these photos are the direct results of many hours of fun on his computer. He did have to listen to me complain about how difficult PS is and why did they make it so HARD.... you might say I did a lot of whining. I say now Thank You Rich, for where I am with my ART
 I took most of these photos at Jungle Gardens in 2007, then in 2009 played with creative edits.




Above is the first creative photo I did while learning from Rich. I emailed the photo to him, and I played and he instructed. it is still one of my favorites since I LOVE PELICANS

31 comments:

Maple Lane said...

Absolutely beautiful, Sandra!

diane b said...

i envy your knowledge of Photoshop.

BlueShell said...

He was a good techer...
Well done, my dear friend.
Love your blog!

SquirrelQueen said...

Beautiful editing. I love both the parrot and those marvelous pelicans.

Laura said...

These are wonderful!!! I wish I had a friend like yours who could teach me patiently how to better use my camera and play with them in processing!

Judy Royal Glenn said...

Okay....so when are you coming to Athens to give me a lesson? Just got Lightroom for Christmas. It's a little over my head for now. Haven't dug into it yet:)

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

Mmmmmmmmmmmm........ That last pelican, looks as if he is made of silver! Or, of part-silver and part-pewter.

Lovely!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


"January is a stretch of peace
when one lives in the moment,
forced by weather and whim to
sit still and do some accounting."


~Catherine Calvert

Snapper II said...

Hooray for Rich.
I love this post. You know I love pelicans.
Great art work. Some day I've got to try Photo Shop.

Pam said...

You are a fast learner, Sandra. These are quite unique and artistic.
:)

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

oh, my word, that photo editing is really awesome! i especially like the colourful parrot photo and the pelican one!

great work!!!
brilliant!

TexWisGirl said...

love those brown pelicans! like the one you used in your header alot! yay, rich!!!

SweetMarie said...

I like all the pelicans, but the one is your header is awesome! And the colors are so pretty. Love what you did with the Macaw.
Rich is a good friend. :)

George said...

Your Photoshop guru must be an excellent teacher, and you are a gifted student. Perhaps I should enlist him to be my guru as well.

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

you sure know your way around photoshop! You are truly blessed to have someone like Rich, he seems like a wonderful friend, handsome and smart.

Remington said...

These are beautiful! You certainly have a great eye to capture these moments! And the art work with them is amazing! Well done, my friend! Isn't it nice to have friends to help us out on things....

Chatty Crone said...

I LOVE THESE! So you can go back and use your old photos and redo them with different tweaks.

I love your header!!

And so nice to have a friend - right there - to show you the ropes.

Love,
sandie

DawnTreader said...

Seems we have reason to be thankful to Rich as well :)

Not sure I can pinpoint why but my favourite here is the one with the wings spread out and the red reflections in the water.

photowannabe said...

Love your header Sandra. Simply beautiful.
You are so fortunate to have a PS Guru. It looks like the lessons were well learned.

Ginny said...

Oh my GOSH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Do you have any idea how much I am loving this? It took my breath away to see the header, then on to even more!! Please tell Rich that he has made one Virginia girl VERY happy!! Now here is my plan. I am going to WM and buying one of those picture frames that has picture shapes in it to make a collage. Then I am going to print out each pelican in a different size, put in in the frame, and hang it up. When I am finished, I will send you the pictures of them!! I can't believe you have had these this long and not posted them!! Even if you couldn't do the editing back then. Now my head is spinning with my new project, can't wait to get the collage frame! It helps that been put back on steroids again, I am superwoman for awhile now!!

Rose said...

These are all wonderful...it is tempting me to start fiddling again.

Eva Ason said...

Wow! I love these bird snaps - they're great! Such vibrant colors [neat]. I'm not using PS much. I'm using picasa for most of my photo editing. Looking forward to see more of your archives :)

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

You are so fortunate to have someone like Rich in your life. The pictures are lovely.

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

I wish I could borrow Rich for awhile! These are stunning photos, Sandra!

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

He taught you well! Pelicans are beautiful

Catherine said...

I love Photoshop! :)
xo Catherine

LC said...

Photoshop is a challenge.I admire your taking up the challenge and I enjoyed the chronicle of your working with PS mentor Rich. Have agreat weekend!

S. Etole said...

Maybe the two of you could offer some online classes?! Great work.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Well, I know that Rich is proud of his student. You are doing GREAT... I'm so proud of you... Fabulous photos...

Love the header. Have a great weekend.
Hugs,
Betsy

Ann said...

I wish I would have had a photoshop guru to help me when I was learning the program. I nearly brought myself to tears on more than one occasion thinking I would never figure it out.
I love all your creative edits and the one you used for your header is awesome.

MedaM said...

You are lucky to have someone like Rich. Beautiful photos and very creative!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Photoshop certainly is a challenging program, but you can also have lots of fun as you have shown us, Sandra. I used PS whe. Taking some college courses a few years ago, but no loner have the program to use, so can admire your handiwork and skill.