November List- parking lot by olivetreeann

November List- parking lot

Big Yellow Taxi
Joni Mitchell

They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot
With a pink hotel, a boutique
And a swinging hot SPOT
Don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you've got
'Til it's gone
They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot

They took all the trees
And put them in a tree museum
Then they charged the people
A dollar and a half just to see 'em
Don't it always seem to go,
That you don't know what you've got
'Til it's gone
They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot

Hey farmer, farmer
Put away that DDT now
Give me spots on my apples
But LEAVE me the birds and the bees
Please!
Don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you've got
'Til its gone
They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot

Late last night
I heard the screen door slam
And a big yellow taxi
Come and took away my old man
Don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you've got
'Til it's gone
They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot

I said
Don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you've got
'Til it's gone
They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot

They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot
They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot

Well you know it had to be posted with this shot!
Cool processing shots!
November 20th, 2012  
Great colors!
November 20th, 2012  
love the processing and the reference to a song we all sang!
November 20th, 2012  
A cool grouping of photos
November 20th, 2012  
I like your parking shot better than a lot! Neat verse, too!
November 20th, 2012  
Cool
November 20th, 2012  
@chrismarfil Thanks Chris!
@httpgeffed Thanks Colleen!
@eniaral Thanks Laraine!
@digitalrn Thanks Rick!
@maggiemae Thanks Maggie!
@kerristephens Thanks Kerri!

I'm pretty sure I ran this one through BeFunky although a couple of them have this effect. It's called "Pop Art" on BeFunky and it automatically picks the colors for you. The shot was quite unimpressive in the original, but it was just a parking lot! Had I not been in such a rush, I would have composed it better.
November 20th, 2012  
Way cool effects. Love this one, Ann. Good job and a fav.....well deserved for creativity.
November 20th, 2012  
@cimes1 Thank you Carole! Glad you like it! And thanks so much for the fav!
November 20th, 2012  
Fantastic processing Ann, I seen something like this as wall art before!
November 20th, 2012  
wonderful and colorful processing. love the words too!fav!
November 20th, 2012  
Brilliant... I've been going around singing this song over the last few days since we don't call them 'parking lots' here, and the words immediately bring to mind the song! Don't remember all the words though so you've done a double favour! :)
November 20th, 2012  
Great pop-art collage Ann. Love these Joni Mitchell lyrics.
November 20th, 2012  
I love, love, love this song. Perfect to go with your photo.
November 20th, 2012  
Very interesting processing, Ann. Beautiful collage and colours.
November 20th, 2012  
Bev
Very cool processing and I love how it is in four separate squares. Well done!
November 20th, 2012  
Great collage. I love your processing and your poem.
November 20th, 2012  
@tanja_1211 @hudamor @filsie65 @kandernob @nicolecampbell @sangwann @prttblues @henrir

Thank you Tanja, Huda, Phil, Karen, Nicole, Dione, Bev and Henri! I so appreciate the comments, favs and compliments. But I must confess, the effect does all the color choosing and composition. I just press a button! To be perfectly honest, the original shot was so-so. It had potential, but I was too impatient to work for something better, so when it came time to upload, it was in need of some spice. My rule of thumb is "Boring picture? Only picture? Time to process in BeFunky!!" I think iPiccy also has a Pop Art effect too. Play around with them sometime, they're both free.
November 20th, 2012  
Oh, you're too modest. It's better than a Warhol, anyway. ;-)
November 20th, 2012  
Super collage. Warhol like, but with much better detail. The poem goes very well with your collage.
November 21st, 2012  
@automaticslim Oh Andy- you're making my head swell! Really- it was a bad picture!! But it's always fun to redeem them with processing.
@daisy Thanks Kathryn! It had to be Joni Mitchell. Any time someone even says the words parking lot her song automatically plays in my head!
November 21st, 2012  
Pam
I love Joni Mitchell! :)
November 21st, 2012  
Love what you did with this one Ann
November 22nd, 2012  
@potsbypam @bkbinthecity
Thanks Pam!
Thanks Brian!
November 22nd, 2012  
now the darn song's playing in my head! hahaha! channeled your inner warhol, didn't you? nice!
November 27th, 2012  
@summerfield And after I posted this I felt the urge to have some Campbell's Tomato Soup. (o: thanks!
December 2nd, 2012  
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