Friday, March 11, 2011


Orange ya glad you stopped by? *snort* since this week the challenge at Live Every Moment is ORANGE the title cracked me up. hehehe

I thought and thought and thought about what to do for this challenge. Yesterday, I decided to use a real orange and orange juice. I had collected some oranges that I got from work. If you get a healthy choice meal you get a free fruit so I had be saving my oranges to work with, except someone in my household LOVES oranges - to eat! *looks over at the 6 year old* lucky for me she left 2.

Finally I decided on a few things to do with the oranges - but - nothing that I thought would grand. Actually, I was not thrilled with my editing. I don't know anything about editing really. I really need a PSE program to use. *Suggestions? Anyone? What one to get? I have CS5 on my computer but it wont take the serial number. Boo! Right as soon as I figure out how to delete all of it from my MAC it is gone.

So - beware - Here are MANY many orange photos (with editing problems).

This was one of my hair brained ideas.
Orange 7

Oh and I forgot to say I had major focusing issues. I was using my 50mm f1.8. I used the manual focus and blur. I ended up using AUTO on some of these shots. Shame on me.
Orange 5

And I also wonder if I over edit photos sometimes. I think the SOOC is way better than this.
Orange 4


Then I wonder if I need my eyes checked and new glasses. This is just - a bad edit job.
Orange 3

Sooo - I thought I may get a bit creative and then I tried this.
Orange 2
but I do think the angle is all off. It could because it kept falling. Oy!

I thought that maybe a texture would work. Yeah, it didn't. See I need PSE so I can properly do layers and textures.

I was so running outta ideas. So this one is a messing around shot!

Soooo - that made this photo the choice for the ORANGE Challenge.

Head on over and check out everyone else's Orange interpretations. I promise - it will be worth the click.


Carletta said...

I love how you took us from start to finish.
Actually I love the first one as well as your final which is very unique!
Would love to see the last one with the texture you used earlier.

Carletta@Round The Bend

deb duty said...

Looks like you had fun with the oranges! Love the photo you chose! Very creative.

Sheri said...

LOL I would have been so frustrated there would have been orange on the walls by the end of the photo joke. Sheri of little patience.

Love your final shot though!

Ashley Sisk said...

I love all that orange - I came up with nothing so these are great!

Marla said...

I think you might be too hard on yourself. This last shot is totally great. :)

Marla @

melissa said...

These are sort of like my one that I linked up with....except yours are MUCH better!! Beautiful & so the heart peel =)

Have a great Friday!

melissa @champagne wishes.

Jessaca said...

Thanks for stopping by!!! Youy have some great "ORANGE " photos here. LOVE the one with texture.
HAve a good one!!!

kaye said...

great shots--I like the second the best. Kaye—the road goes ever ever on

The Wishful Lamb said...

these are awesome you will win for sureeee

Anonymous said...

OMG!!! Love your orang(y) hearts!!! :-)
And the one with texture is sooo awesome!!!

btw, thanks for stopping by my blog :-)

Have a great Friday!

JunieRose2005 said...

:) This was all a lot of fun! Yep- I'm glad I stopped by!


Chic Homeschool Mama said...

That looks like fun- I especially like the last one.

Muriel said...

I love these! So creative! That heart you cut out is too cute!

TheOriginalMel said...

I agree...very creative! I'm still seeing orange while looking at my Great shots!

Pieni Lintu said...

These are all so great, funny and pretty same time!!!!! I love them!

Becky said...

I liked your choice and am glad to see someone else's thought process from start to finish. I think you did a great job! :)

Tiffany said...

So very clever, beautiful shot!


Nicolasa said...

I LOVE the one you submitted! Very creative!

Jamie Rubeis said...

I definitely like your choice. I agree it is very creative and nicely done.

Mom of M&Ms said...

I am glad that I stopped by.. and can not for the life of me think of a way to put orange back into my comment.. so I am gonna say that I love your shots.. All of them.. but I am a lover of Sooc and making the camera do the work....and Edits are fun.. but sometimes it just come out right..

Love that orangey heart!

Our Peculiar Lives said...

lol, love them! :) Especially the last one! :)

Tara said...

I love your last capture! It is perfect! I love your whole post...

Stephanie said...

the hearts are great

Jaymi said...

very clever with the heart peel on top! also love the shot of the orange with the texture added!

julie said...

How creative you were! I really like the texture shot...but I LOVE your last one! Sometimes it's just fun to play until you come up with something!! :)