July 24, 2010

Photo Challenge: Ruby Red Macro


It’s time for another Brenda Photo Challenge! The current theme is Ruby Red Macro. I’m jumping into this challenge at the last minute. There isn’t much time to spare these hot summer days for me to do some new photography. So I took a little liberty with an old image taken on one of our Kentucky travels.

This is a close up of an antique emergency light at the picturesque Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort, Kentucky. The name on the light is for W. S. Darley, an American company who has been making fire and emergency equipment (including fire engines) since 1908. To emphasize the weathered, gritty appearance, I altered the image using a Topaz filter plug-in for Photoshop and applied a textured layer. The camera settings were f/9, 1/200 second, and ISO 100.

19 comments:

  1. I tried doing the Topaz thing...Hahaaa...you don't want to know....
    This is Great Donna! Hope you are enjoying the extra job!!
    Happy weekend!

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  2. Well done Donna! Hmm I think I have to focus on my Photoshop lessons, it can do wonders!

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  3. I love when you talk camera. Great photo.

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  4. As always...simply beautiful!

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  5. I love coming to see your little tweaks! Great shot Miz Donna!

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  6. great shot....i love your treatment!

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  7. The Topaz filter certainly brings out the texture in the photo. Great composition and capture.

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  8. Amazing Donna! You find the perfect way to showcase your images. ~Jeanne

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  9. Lovely photo as always, I love what you did with it.

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  10. You always manage to come through in excellent fashion! So glad you found something to enter.

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  11. Beautifully done, great macro. :)

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  12. Donna, Your macro picture is so cool!!! I wonder if you can do that kind of effect with Paint Shop Pro which I use.

    You asked about the little shed picture I have for my header on my blog. I took that picture in NC. Here is a link to my post that I blogged about it in April. http://rockriverstitches.blogspot.com/2010/04/lots-of-pics-from-my-nc-trip.html

    Tammy

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  13. I love the photo! Your images are always so beautiful!

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