Friday, September 25, 2009

Pink Saturday

Pink Saturday has once again rolled around very quickly. Beverly from How
Sweet The Sound puts this deliciously pink day together for us every week
and you can find all the other pink participants at her blog. This week I'm
going to show you some pictures I've taken of my bike and altered. I
placed some of the last of the Summer hydrangea blooms in my basket and
and had a little photo shoot!

This photo was edited using the Picasa photo editing program. It's free to
download and I had lots of fun learning to play with this as a beginner and
you can't beat the cost. It is also stored in your computer off-line so you
don't have to be on the internet to use it. Just Google Picasa if you're
interested, download and away you go!

Now for some time, I've felt I've been outgrowing Picasa, so when I heard
about a new photo editing program earlier this week, I jumped at the
chance! These last two pictures were edited using PhotoScape. This
is also free and has a lot more options to play with. I've only used
it a bit and
am enjoying it immensely. It too is stored off-line on your

I heard about PhotoScape from Susie at 1st Floor Flat on her Wednesday
post. She is also a Pink Saturday Lady and has many other useful tips for
the non-blogger savvy like myself. If you haven't already visited her,
please go and see all the marvelous things she has to offer. Caution though:
You may just get stuck spending quite a bit of time there discovering new

Thank you for spending a little bit of your Pink Saturday
me and I wish you all a wonderful weekend!


Martha's Favorites said...

Sares: I love the bike picture. Did I ever tell you, that you are super talented? If not consider it done. Thanks for the birthday wish. Your are the very best of friends, Martha

Stayathomemommy said...

What a wonderful Pink Saturday post. I love the black and white picture with the color flowers! Pictures like that remind me to be myself and stand out! Thanks for sharing. Happy Pink Saturday.

Vicki said...

Hi, Sares,
That is very interesting the way you changed your images of the bike. By the way, I love your bike and that basket of pretty flowers, too. Happy Pink Saturday to you!! Have a blessed weekend. Vicki

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Happy Pink Saturday . . . well it's Friday night at the moment, LOL

Isn't it fun working with all these different programs!? My new computer came with Photshop and there's so much to learn on that, it's overwhelming at times!


Regina said...

Beautiful pink post. I love it.
happy Pink Saturday!

stefanie said...

what a gorgeous photo, i will have to try that, another thing to get addicted to

Abatevintage said...

Oh I love playing around with photos and changing them, I will have to check into that, and your bike black and white photo with the hydrangea's turned out beautifully, what a wonderful pink Saturday post. I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Thanks for stopping by today too, I love your visits.


Pony Girl said...

You call yourself "non blogger savvy'? Hardly! :) You are rather savvy, my dear! Great photos, I will definitely check out that editing program, thanks for the tip!
Have a great weekend

Bearly Sane said...

Hi Sares ... wonderful post!
Love what you've done in the first photo ... you can spend hours playing with these programmes and they are such fun.
Enjoy your weekend!

Desert Rose said...

I argee that you were ready to upgrade YOUR FREE PHOTO SERVICE!LOL
You are certainly fast and know all the tricks of the old one why not spread your wings!

The Old Parsonage said...

Good Morning My Friend

What time did you get up today? You're visiting quite early:)

Thanks for the free photo editing info.

To answer your question, the photo of the Santas is from last year. I usually have a bit of Christmas out all over the house, but not so blatent.

Happy PS!


Nancy said...

I may just have to try photoscape! Last week it was Gimp 2. I love your bike. Happy Pink Saturday!

Jennifer Swan Hopkins said...

Morning Sares - not participating, just stopping by to say hello and I'll add HPS to you too. Darling photo! The doggy pillow is sweet too.


Teacup Mosaics said...

The bike with the vibrant pink flowers, BEAUTIFUL! I love seeing what all the creative bloggers do with the photo programs, I love working with new ideas, now I have one. Thanks for sharing. Happy PS!

Beansieleigh said...

Good Morning Sares! Love your photos! It looks like you had some fun experimenting with editing! I just LOVE Susie! She's wonderful to help us out the way she does! I'd love to learn more about photo editing myself, when I can find the time! Happy Pink Saturday, and hope you have a wonderful weekend! ~tina

Claudia said...

Sares, I love what you did with the bike photo! I use Picasa occasionally and Picnik most of the time. Susie always shares such wonderful information, doesn't she? Happy Pink Saturday!

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

Sares, your pictures are just amazing and prize winning, too! I copied down the two editing programs and am going to try them as PhotoShop is quite difficult when you want to change things a bit.
Thank you so much for visiting and leaving such a nice comment!

xinex said...

Pretty hydrangeas and the photography is excellent! I hope you have a nice weekend!...Christine

Mary Bergfeld said...

What wonderful photographs. The flowers are beautiful and I love the shade of blue used for the bicycle. I hope you are having a wonderful day.

My name is Riet said...

The bikepicture is gorgeous. Very lovely Happy pink Saturday

Suzie Button said...

I have used Picasa in the past and will check out Photoscape! Thanks for the info! I use a program I had on the shelf for years called Digital Image Suite by Microsoft and I sometimes just use Photobucket too, their program has great tools too! I really want to learn more about digital brushes though, but I need more free time! Happy PS! Suzie

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Hi Sares!

That is amazing! It was a great photo to begin with, but I love the all white one..with the pop of color. FABULOUS!


Char said...

Now we know what you have been up to, playing with your photos has paid off. I love what you did with the first one of the bike, beautiful, Happy Pink Saturday, Char

Lisa said...

Love your bike! I do love your pictures! You are so good with this computer stuff. It took me a week to get a new font downloaded on mine! BUT I can see yours as it susposed to be now! YEAH! Happy Pink Saturday my friend!
Hugs, Lisa

Susie Jefferson said...

Thank you so much for the very kind comments (blush). I love what you did with the new programme - these photographs are WONDERFUL! I am so impressed. Never mind telling you about it - I need to USE it. Those b&w pics with the touch of colour just ooze class.

Happy Pink Saturday, sweetie!

vickie said...

Happy Pink Saturday. These photos are beautiful! I love your little
doggie icon on the right, looks like my "Margarita". Also love the
picture on your previous post, of Holly Foo Foo!

Jade Creative said...

These photos are fabulous! Well done.
I'll be going to Picasa another day.
Thanks for visiting and have a great day!

GwendolynKay said...

I love your blog! So charming! Your bike is also charming. I love hydrangeas! My fave flower. I will check out the photo sites. Thanks for sharing. I am now following you and have added a link on my page to you. BLessings!

Mrs. Cherry Heart said...

I love your bike..... I have a pink one! Well it was a rusty old trash find that I painted Cotton candy PINK and she lives in my garden!
She is fun to decorate for the seasons!

I use photo scape too and love it!
you are so is addicting girls! :-)

Pink cherry hugz,

Mary said...

Wonderful photos Sares!
Thanks for the great info, I'll have to try it all out!
Happy Pink Saturday!

Sarah said...

I like the different effects you used on your photo. Plus the hydrangeas are lovely no matter how you alter the photo. Beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing, and thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment. ~ Sarah

Tammi said...

Very nice! I'll have to check out the Picasa photo editing program. Thanks for the tip and thanks for visiting.

BTW- I did add to my pottery collection today, let the obsession continue! LOL

Happy Pink Saturday

Hello Matilda! said...

Thanks for your visit and your nice comments...
I hope you come back to my Dulce Diciembre anytime you want... you`re welcome!

Hugs from Argentina!

Patricia said...

Oh, your photos are just beautiful. I love the black, white and a touch of color in the flowers. Happy Pink Saturday to you !!!

Jany Schindler said...

Great job on editing your photos. Just simply beautiful. I agree with the others, there is alot to learn with photo shop. I don't think I will ever fully understand it. My daughter is taking a class in high to learn the program. She has been helping me. I will try the free photo programs you shared with us.Thanks.
Don't forget to "Look in the Nook"

Marina Capano said...

cute bike!! so fun my pink post is about my bike with flowers in its basket too.

happy pink saturday!

Valerie said...

You are quite talented with the the Picasa. Looking forward to seeing what you do with Photoscape. Eventually, you may just have to break down and purchase Photoshop/Elements since you seem to have such a talent for digital photography!!!


Beverly said...

Sares, I love what you have done with your photos. And, thank your for introducing everyone to Susie. She is an amazing lady, and she has a fantastic blog.

Happy Pink Saturday.

Unknown said...

Oh, Sares, how absolutely beautiful! I love, love, love that first photo . . . it's so amazing! You really are talented with those programs!

Love the bicycle basket . . . may I ask you where you got it from? My pink ride desperately needs a basket too! LOL!!

Thanks so much for sharing and Happy Pink Saturday!