Thursday, July 16, 2009
So, since there was no longer thunder and lightening, and no power, we decided to do what everyone should do when it rains: play in it! My kid loves to play in the rain. And he loves to wear his rain gear. And I love to take pictures of him playing. It's a win-win situation.
I love that happy look on his face.
And I love the blue of his outfit. So I thought I'd turn it all black and white and bring out the blue. But I forgot to do the blue of his eyes! Oh well! I still think it's cute.
And here we are looking at the cool green/yellow sky that only comes after a storm.
This photo is untouched.
This one's been given a little tweak of the blue. Since you know I love blue!
And that's it! Our power came on not too long after this. But we sure did have fun!
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Cute kid. Cute picture. But it lacks a little oomph. So, I boosted up the color levels and painted over his irises with a low opacity brush to make them pop. And VOILA!
What a difference a little PhotoShop makes!
Saturday, June 27, 2009
This shot is straight out of camera (SOC) and unedited. Not bad, not bad. But let's adjust the color levels and contrast.
The color makes the yellow pop and the contrast really helps to define the details on the Queen Anne's Lace. Now, let's take it down a notch.
This makes it look all golden and lovely. Like a shot from the 1970's. And finally, my favorite.
I put black and white on top of the golden picture and increased the grain. Makes it look like and old newspaper, huh? Then I burned the edged to give it a vignette look.
Hope you enjoyed! Get playing with your pictures! It's amazing what you can do in just a few minutes to make those special pictures even more special!
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Let's start with the sweet, adorable photo of the kid. This is straight out of camera (SOC).
And let's tweak the color a bit, shall we:
I also brightened his eyes in this one. Makes those baby blues POP!
Next, let's fade the color down a bit:
Cute! I like the vintage-y washed out look.
And finally, let's go to the dark side:
Ta dah! It really does not take long to make your pictures have a little va-va-va-VOOM!
3. Played around with color levels to give is a vivid yet natural look. I like it, but boy is my kid's skin white! Guess sunscreen works!
4. Vintage look. Love it! Looks like all of my childhood photos from the 1970's. I've got to figure out how to paint certain colors, because I think this would be lovely with the black-eyed Susan's more yellow.
5. This is called the Orton effect. Makes the colors vivid and then gives a soft, slightly out of focus glow. Very nice.
So hard to decide which is my favorite! I like them all!!!