Tuesday, June 08, 2010

PLAYING WITH PICTURES

My cousin, Tracy, turned me on to a photo editing program called Gimp, last week, and I downloaded it and decided to give it a try.  

A few days ago I bought some white rubber lilies that float and change colors when they are in contact with the water.  Very cool, and the best part is, they were three for five bucks at Big Lots.  If you are not lucky enough to have a Big Lots store near you...well, you just do not know what the heck you're missing!  

Anyway, I took three of those cheap little things, and with no hope they would actually do anything, dropped them into my fountain on the patio.  Not only did they do something, but they did something so totally wicked cool, that now at night I go out there and drop them in, and bought three more that I drop into my birdbath, then I just sit there staring in wonder and amazement as they float around and change colors over and over.  And they're bright!  I have to rate the floating lilies as one of my smartest  purchases this year...so far.  It is only June, so who knows what else I'll dig up before the end of this year.

Anyway, I took about fifty photos when I realized just how photogenic and wicked cool they were, and I Gimped up one for you and thought I would share the results here.

Introducing, "Lilies In The Fountain," my first Gimped up photo ever.  I expect to have a show in the local gallery by the time I Gimp up a lot of other things!  You will all be invited...BYOB, Starving Artist in the house!

 

1 comment:

Magpie said...

That is too cool...I have a Big Lots by my house. I'm going to go and check to see if they have them. Awesome photo!!!