Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Wordless Wednesday #62 (Tuesday Edition): Welcome Home


"Welcome Home"
Raleigh, NC - April 2001 (Click to embiggen)

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13 comments:

Tricia said...

The yellow rose of Texas? hehehe

Liz said...

How'd you DO that???

Pagan Sphinx said...

I'm with Liz: how DID you do that? I would have made the rose red; if I knew how. But the yellow is better; less typical. Who would think that yellow would look so good on a black and white background? Nice!

Pagan Sphinx said...

Oh. I forgot to ask: why is it called "welcome home" ?

Mojo said...

To answer the first question, the rose actually was yellow, so there wasn't a question of what color to make it. There are lots of ways to do spot color, and some of them are a lot(!) easier than the way I did it, but I was using an antique version of Photoshop at the time so I did it the "hard way". I"m told that there are packages that make this a brutally simple task -- Picasa and ... I can't think of the other freeware one, but Daryl (On the M104) uses it all the time, so you can ask her what it is.

To get this effect I created a path along the edges of the rose, then selected the inverse to "mask" the rosebud from any editing I'd be doing. Then I just desaturated the rest of the image, leaving the rose in full color. When it was all in color, the tiny bit of yellow got lost in the background, so this made it jump up and be heard.

To answer the second question, the plant was a welcome home gift from an old girlfriend of mine many years ago. I planted it by the door I always came in, and it actually survived for a while despite my nigh legendary brown thumb. But then came the great drought of 2002 and put paid to it.

napaboaniya said...

We're kinda thinking alike for today's picture :)
A touch of color in the world of black and white :)

magiceye said...

prety and nostalgic?

jams o donnell said...

Great shot. I love the effect!

Shadow said...

nice story about the rose....

Eaton Bennett said...

That is just plain beautiful and sentimental. :)

2sweetnsaxy said...

Love it! Aren't these fun?
:-)

TeacherJulie said...

Yellow roses look more special because they are unique :)

My WW:
http://greenbucks.teacherjulie.com/2009/02/11/red-and-yellow-bird-of-paradise-flower/

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Very striking. I like what you did here, Mojo. Good job...

Sheila :-)