It’s time for another The Brenda Photo Challenge! The current theme is The Color of Red. Even though this theme was at my suggestion, I had to scramble to find some appropriate photos in my digital inventory! Luckily, I found a few to share!
How about the color red, served right up with a little slice of rural Americana? A coca-cola six-pack carton rustles up restaurant condiments, making them handy for hungry diners. I transformed the original photo by converting it to black and white; added back the red colors of the carton and the ketchup bottle; and then antiqued the image with a textured background.
The image was taken at the famous Puckett's Grocery and Restaurant in Leiper’s Fork, Tennessee. They proudly proclaim that this is “where the main ingredients are real food, real people, and real atmosphere”. It was originally founded in the 1950’s as a small-town, rural country store, and continues the tradition to this day. The photo was taken at f/4.5, 1/30 second, and ISO 200. The threesome montage below shows the transformation steps in the digital editing.
And since Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, I have to show you some red roses! This lovely stained glass art is hanging in the visitor center of Four Roses Distillery in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky. This old distillery has been proudly producing mellow bourbon since 1888. According to legend, the founder named it as a symbol of his passion for his lovely Southern belle wife.
The swirls of the stained glass are further enhanced when a poster edges filter is applied. The camera settings were f/8, 1/250 second, and ISO 200.