Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Orange You Glad I Posted Today?

I took these pictures of oranges a few days ago. We picked them from my husband's grandparents' tree when we were visiting family in Arizona after Christmas. There's nothing like fresh citrus! Even more than that, I love the smell of orange blossoms in the spring. I remember the first time I smelled orange blossoms when we lived in Arizona. I kept asking everyone what that wonderful smell was every time I walked outside. At first they didn't know what I was talking about. (I guess you grow immune to it after awhile or something). Finally, my husband's sister figured I was talking about the orange blossoms. Ahhh. Nothing like it in the world! I miss that smell now that we've moved away.

Now, to the orange shots: First one is SOOC.




For the next one, I did some adjustments in RAW: Exposure: +1.25; Shadows: 26; Brightness: +64; Contrast: +50; Saturation: +33
I played with some of Jess' Color Actions for the next three. I just bought these action, and they are really fun!



For this one, I used Color Me Happy. For this one, I used Warm Sunshine.



And for this one, I used Acid Wash (with some extra tweaking in curves).
Thanks for looking! CC always welcome!

25 comments:

Kristi said...

That last one is seriously cool! Living in Fl I see orange no matter which way I turn...it's so nice to see them DIFFERENTLY!! Great shots!

hailiriley said...

Those are all really cool! Great work!
cari

Jessica said...

OOOh what a great way to see the action!! I really like the acid wash..such a cool feel to the photo!

Mom2Drew said...

The second shot is my favorite...what great PSing. It's amazing at what we can do in Photoshop isn't it?

Nicole - Christian, Wife, Mom & friend said...

yes, that last one is just awesome! But the pop'd color one is my favorite, I didn't realize and orange could be so well, orange!

April said...

that's a great shot..my favorite is the 2nd one..the colors are so bright..i love it!

pat said...

Holy smoke--I can't get over the difference all those actions make. Maybe I need to stop being so scared of PS.

Toni said...

The acid wash one turned out hte best! Great job. TOni

Mandy said...

Something about that acid wash! I love it. Its so funky.

Liz said...

This is so cool, I love that you showed so many different things you can do with PS. They all make this one photo look so different. The acid wash is awesome!!!!!!

pakosta said...

so pretty and YUM!
i love oranges!
tara

Danielle said...

fun pictures to play with. I really like the actions but I think my fav is the one you adjusted in raw.

YA said...

These are great I like the warm sunshine one. call me strange but I have never seen an orange with a stem before..lol

mom2three said...

I'm loving that second photo! What vibrant and bright colors! Great job!!

my photography journey said...

I bet it does smell wonderful! Love your plays with them

Angela2932 said...

I like your adjustments even more than the actions! But it looks like I'm in the minority.. .

Sharon said...

How fun! Great to see all the different effects.

Jen said...

Nice! I'm with Kristi (Yummiesmum), we see oranges everyday.... these are nice plays!

Tomboymama said...

Those are so neat. Looks like you had fun with these. Great color on all of your PP shots. I like the second one best too.

Janae and Travis said...

I really the the first and last one that you played with in photoshop. Thanks for showing us all those actions. Who knew that an Orange could make such a cool picture? Maybe I need to take pictures of some oranges for my food wall in my kitchen!

{Farrah's POTD} said...

A great example! I like the last one the best! Really artsy!

Debbi said...

Amazing texture on the orange!

April said...

those look great i love the last one

Becky said...

Those are some cool conversions, and I love your composition of this shot.

Amy said...

I love the smell of orange blossoms! The second photo is my favorite, just a nice bright orange orange. :)