The piles of wrapping paper are history, the leftovers are disappearing, and pine needles are collecting in open gift boxes under the tree. It’s Boxing Day, the day after Christmas, and for those still on holiday, it’s prime time for goofin’ off.
For me, in addition to starting a new book, it means experimenting with a new photo app called Colorstrokes. This simple, easy-to-use app can change photo colors and add cool, dramatic effects. I downloaded the app, and was goofin’ around with some old images in a couple of minutes.
In the photo above, I changed the entire image to black and white, then restored the native colors to the two hats. The lovely Charleston Hat Ladies are the subject, and I absolutely love this shot.
A fish-camp restaurant in Darien, Georgia provided the backdrop for this photo, and the color editing leaves no doubt why we stopped. The color photo was converted to B/W, the original color restored on the beers, and an effect called “Dreamy” was applied.
And then sometimes, the original colors are just right.
So check out this fun app, and have a relaxing day. Remember that idleness isn’t always a bad thing.
Happy Boxing Day,