Tag Archives: Photoshop

Inspiration Avenue challenge – Tropical

Inspiration Avenue challenge this week is TROPICAL

Now tropical colors are not my general palette but my dad raises  Coral and tropical fish and runs a research foundation that studies the self sustaining propagation of Coral.  These are photos from his tanks that I ran through very simple photo shop programs.  I think they are fun.

Clown fish in Ripcordia Coral in a tank at Garf.org

Clown fish in a tank with Xenia Coral (not Sea Anemones)

A word about Clown fish, people think they need Sea Anemones to flourish, not true at all, in fact if you know anyone with a tank that has ever had a clown fish they will tell you they love soft coral, they even love over turned flower pots.  And anyone who has ever had a Sea Anemone will tell you they tend to be much more trouble than they are worth by far… they move around the tank and if they die they are so toxic they will kill your tank off quickly.   To learn more about Coral and Clown fish in captivity check out GARF.ORG

Art Challange: FADED (Handfastinging announcement)

I really enjoy art challenges (yes the valentine one is coming..LOL)

so here is one I thought I would keep an eye on:

This weeks theme is FADED, I have done other faded images but I am really loving this one which is actually the announcement to Alex and My Handfasting.  I loved the original photo and the colors were amazing, I wanted to share the close up on the hands and use it twice for the inside and outside of the announcement.  I actually love the faded effect because the colors are intact but misty and softer.

When we send out the invite the photo we include will be the original (at the bottom of the post)

The faded inside of the announcement (URL at bottom obscured)


Original colors -outside of announcement

Original Photo from our second engagement set in Nov