March 9, 2012

Hard Labor...

I took loads of picture in Immokalee, a farming community in Collier County Florida.  The settlement was originally known as Gopher Ridge.  (The etymology of the name appears to mean either "My Home" or His Home".)  The is a hard working community.  Can you imagine how exhausting it must be to spend your day bent over picking tomatoes!
   
Mouse over photo to see original.

Topaz Labs filter added to original photo
"Joy de Vivre" texture courtesy of Pixel Dust Photo Art (color burn @ 75%)



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25 comments:

Lui said...

Well, it sounds better than picking a fight all day! A lot of people have been having problems with their blogs and ranting out in madness ;-(

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful post-processing.

Regards and best wishes

Kia said...

Wow, marvelous processing Pat! The bus is popping our of my screen! Fab! :D
I will have to google Topaz Labs filter. I have read about it in many blogs lately and now I am curious. :)
Have a lovely Friday and weekend ahead!

ceevee said...

I love the rich colors and effects that developed from your processing.

Marilyn said...

Isn't Topaz fun? I love the HDR look here on this great shot.

Kim Stevens said...

Oh, this is fun - love all the pop of color in this!! And thanks so much for your lovely comments!!

Have a wonderful weekend!!

bailey-road.com said...

Wonderful edit!

Ida said...

Oh the color of the edit really makes this photo "pop" - I like it.

Marydon said...

Pat ~
As a former strawberry picker in the summer, it isn't fun! But it is an honest living.

Have a lovely PS weekend ~
TTFN ~
Marydon

~Giveaway ends 3/15 ~

Jeanie said...

Delightfully fun! Nice technique!

Jeanie from The Marmelade Gypsy

Kathy said...

Love the shot and the processing you did. Beautiful and colorful.

Kathy

Deborah said...

fantastic rendering!

LV said...

I am not sure about tomato picking, but I have picked a lot of cotton pulling a big sack behind me.

Ms. Burrito said...

So pretty! Come link with me with my Color Connection meme.

Broken Leg with a bit of pink. Have a great weekend.

Merike said...

Oh, this is so beautiful. Frech and so deep sweet colors. I like veru much :)

Your blog is interesting! Many wonderful work of art in here.

Lui said...

Hi again, Pat!
Re: your question about sun spots affecting the net: it is not exactly the internet energy but the PEOPLE working the net that is affected ;-)

Now if you feel 'cranky' while online blame it on the atmospheric 'wild energy' affecting ALL of us and take it in stride (laugh if you must) and don't take everything seriously. For now that is. ;-) This will soon pass...

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I loved this...yes, farm labor is back breaking I'm sure. We just take it for granted when we purchase items in the store, without thought of this, right?

And I must know...how did you do this mouseover image thingie? I love it!!!!!!!!


I'd Rather Be Birdin'

lynne said...

Happy Pink Saturday
That is amazing!!!
Incredible talent.
Wishes
Lynne

Bonnie said...

Wow! Looks like it came right out of a magazine. Great work Pat. Thank you for sharing it with PAF.

Anki said...

I like tomatoes, and the red color in your picture.

kareninkenai said...

Great work - the processing simply makes the image "pop." Thanks for sharing. Visiting from PAF. Karen

urban muser said...

love your processing!

Lori Stokes Wright said...

Gorgeous! Love how you can roll over to see the original. I've never seen this type of art, wow. Found you at Inspire Me Fridays

Marcie said...

Fantastic!! Love your post-processing..and what you've done here. Terrific color!

Deb Crecelius said...

I'm a week behind, but visiting from PAF.
I love the processing you used; this is great!