Sunday, December 20, 2009

Technicolor Angel

Architectural details are one of my weaknesses. Patterned brickwork, leaded glass windows and interesting door handles will stop me every time. I'm especially fond of the inhabitants of older buildings: fat cherubs, old men, young nymphs, satyrs and "green men" sprouting leaves instead of hair and beards. This lady hovers over a street in Paris. I think the flourishes on each side of her look like wings. In real life she is a normal stone color. One afternoon while playing around with the "Adjust Tint or Hue" settings, I forgot to start with the original and instead worked over an already-tinted image. This fantastic Christmas-colored angel appeared. Merry Christmas to all.