Rainbow  by olivetreeann

Rainbow

First wildcard of the challenge and I must confess, I was not into it. I generally am not crazy about shooting concet words like love, happiness, rainbows, etc. And of course, to make matters worse, it's raining today and I can't even get a shot of the little rainbow the prism in my window makes on the wall. So, it was up to my imagination, which really wants a break! I tried making a collage of a rainbow's variety of dishes I have, painting rainbows with the lights from my Christmas tree and photographing a rainbow of my scrapbooking markers, but each one sort of left me flat. Finally I dabbled with coloring the word rainbow with the markers and messing around with it in the effects on Picnik. I'm still not crazy about this. I don't like the yellow paper (it really was white), but whenever I tried to make it brighter, the picture became really grainy. So, whenever I'm unhappy with a shot and can't seem to process it the way my mind wants it to be, I run it through the Hypnotic effect and have a good laugh. There is one memory about rainbows that I do enjoy. It's a little song my mom, my sisters and I used to sing when I was growing up:

Red and yellow and pink and green,
Purple and orange and blue.
I can sing a rainbow, sing a rainbow,
You can sing one too.

Listen with your eyes, listen with your eyes,
And sing everything you see.
You can sing a rainbow, sing a rainbow,
Sing along with me...

Red and yellow and pink and green,
Purple and orange and blue.
Now we can sing a rainbow, sing a rainbow,
Sing a rainbow too.
I like this! It's so different from your usual photos - but not in a bad way! Or maybe it's just me reliving the 70's vibe. :)

I hope you had a good Christmas. I'm going to look at everyone's photos but not tonight - babysitting for Ava and Adam while Alex's parents take her out to celebrate her birthday (which is tomorrow) at dinner and a movie.
December 28th, 2011  
@nanascraps Thanks Barbara! lol- yes it does look like something from the 70's!! Have fun with those adorable grandbabies! And Happy Birthday to Alex!
December 28th, 2011  
I think if turned out swell. like your processing here. and that song is very cute too.
December 28th, 2011  
This is wonderful! I really like how bright and colorful it is! Fabulous!
December 28th, 2011  
this is awesome!
December 28th, 2011  
Great colors
December 28th, 2011  
Well the results were quite fascinating. I like it.
December 28th, 2011  
@bruni Thank you Bruni!
@mrssmith Thank you Carla!
@melee09 Thank you Melee!
@kerristephens Thank you Kerri!
@digitalrn Thank you Rick!

Thank you everyone- you are so supportive! I am so thankful 365 has brought us together!
December 28th, 2011  
this is cool!
December 28th, 2011  
very cool photo Ann
December 28th, 2011  
Really cool rainbow! I know what I want to do for mine, but have to go out in the evening to get it... I like yours, especially our favourite hypnotic effect!
December 28th, 2011  
@annaruth Thanks Anna! Glad you like it!
@nicolecampbell Thanks Nicole! It's a bit whacky, but fun.
@alia_801 Thanks Alia! lol When in doubt- use the Hypnotic effect!
December 28th, 2011  
Interesting processing and very colorful .
December 28th, 2011  
@cimes1 Thank you Carole!
December 28th, 2011  
great image!
December 28th, 2011  
@woot Thanks Davide!
December 29th, 2011  
Bev
very artistic. i like this
December 29th, 2011  
you sure did a great job with it
December 29th, 2011  
@prttblues Thanks Bev! I'm glad you like it!
@sarasdadandmom Thanks Terry!

I'm still not sold on it, but I think it's because what I really wanted to do didn't come out.
December 29th, 2011  
Pam
This is awesomely cool! :)
December 29th, 2011  
@potsbypam Thank you Pam!
December 29th, 2011  
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