Monday, March 23, 2009

My Creative Side/Ruby Tuesday

It's time for Ruby Tuesday and time to post a photo with a little red or a lot of red.

A few days ago it was a beautiful spring day and I took the Jeep out for a ride. I had a barbecue lunch across from this old building. At one time it was used as a warehouse; but has been restored and turned into an apartment building with these red doors that lead to nowhere. Originally I thought I would use this partial shot of the building for a Sepia Scenes post but I wasn't happy with it. I had taken the shot in the bright sun and it seemed washed out. So, I played around with my software and this is the result - a much brighter Ruby Tuesday post!




<..................The Original



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45 comments:

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

"doors to nowhere"...sounds like a song title to me...beautiful shot...you asked about the white squirrels on my blog...I don't think they're albino...just white...we have families of them in our backyard....you can see a couple of them at this link (they're so hard to get shots of) http://thoughtfullyblendedhearts.blogspot.com/2009/03/i-finally-got-shot-of-our-resident.html

floreta said...

definitely like what you've done with the picture! good job.

Felisol said...

I'm intrigued by the nowhere doors.
If I lived there, I'd have to build a small balcony there. Nothing big, just like the Spanish ones, with a place for a chair and a woman with a fan.
I like you pic. I also like than buildings are being recycled, and not left empty.
From Felisol

Leora said...

Oh, I love it; it's great! How illustrational.

Thom said...

I love the pictures and but wonder where the door leads? Good job Carletta

prkl said...

Hope the door is well locked from inside. Very nice photoenhancement and nice add to RT. Happy ruby tuesday and the rest of the week!

ilanadavita said...

You've done a reat job here.

Janet, said...

Red doors to nowhere! you did a good job with the picture.

Ralph said...

The 'doors to nowhere' probably opened up to reveal a hoist to lift things to be manufactured on the floors...It is a shame that the developer didn't build a deck at the door for the lucky renter of that unit...

The building itself loos great, and I would imagine that the newly refinished wide plank flooring is beautiful! Character, class and style in the old building...

Your EG Tour Guide said...

The photo turned out well, Carletta! I think playing with photos is tons of fun...when I have time. ;-)

goldenchickendog said...

wow I thought it was a painting at first,nice editing!
I sing Ruby Tuesday every time I pass by the restaurant!

Jeri said...

I really like the way your photo turned out - well done.

Jew Wishes said...

Great photo with excellent results. I love photos of doors, windows, arches.

Lovely.

Janice Thomson said...

Love the processing Carletta. Isn't it neat to play around with photos. Well done!

Bryan said...

Interestingly modified. It looks kinda like something that could be drawn using crayon.

Mar said...

Love what you did to the original picture!

napaboaniya said...

I'm sure that balcony door leads out to where a beautiful scenery across that building :)

quilly said...

Your version looks like a chalk and crayon drawing. Very creative!

Gattina said...

I love the result ! it looks like a painting !

Robin said...

Your treatment almost makes it look wrapped in plastic. Very creative.

How odd to have doors to nowhere, and at such a height too.

judi said...

Cool! I see things like these doors and think what fun that would have been when I was a kid... daring my brother to try to fly like superman! :D

sunnymama said...

Great picture of an intriguing red door!

HalfCrazy said...

Hi there!

I love the finished product!

Much Love,

Mary said...

The results look great! Doors to nowhere....I bet there are a lot more of those then we ever notice.

Linnea W said...

Your shot is beautiful. I just love close ups of architectural detail. I like both - the original and the creative result you've come up with. And that red door - wow! What a lovely scene to gaze at while you eat lunch...

Carla said...

how wonderful! I love this painted look.

Amanda said...

Very artsy, love the color contrasts along with the red and the setting as well!

Kay said...

What a funny thing... the door that leads nowhere... I wonder why it is there... was the building ... on a diff level before?

Intrigued!

Melli said...

Oh I LIKE that effect! This was a great picture for it! I think on my program it's called paintbrush... it really does look like it was hand painted!

JunieRose2005 said...

Carletta-This is a really interesting red post! I love what you did with this picture!


Junie

Danny Boy said...

I love the way that you edited the picture it really gave it character. Doors to nowhere I have seen this before. I like to think they work as a portal to a quiet place like a deserted beach in guam. Great post Carletta.

Dan

Catherine said...

You played wonderfully with your software, very creative. The house look like made in paper. So funny.
Very original.

Dr.John said...

Door to Nowhere sounds like a book title or at least a short story.
Great picture.

Rose said...

I like either version...I am kind of partial to those doors that lead to nowhere. I can't help but think if it were me, I would have to keep something sitting in front of them on the inside or I might forget and step out one of them.

MyMaracas said...

Beautiful! It looks like it could be a painting. Love the doors hanging up there in space.

Jientje said...

It looks like a painting! Very nice work!

storyteller said...

Wonderful modification to the original ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

George said...

I like what you did with your software. This is a great picture.

Raven said...

I like it both ways. Very creative.

nomore said...

I can suppose your the snug lunch place....colorful, beautiful buildings...

Vicky said...

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Connie said...

I like what you did with the picture. It actually looks like a painting. I like it.

Arlene said...

great shot! The emboss effect makes it look like painted.

VALKYRIEN said...

Very nice job with the picture! And door to nowhere sounds interesting! Gave me a laugh!

Steffi said...

It looks like a painting!Very good work!