Saturday, March 19, 2011

The Brenda Photo Challenge, Before and After

My sister Ann, of Ann's Snap Edit & Scrap has been taking part in The Brenda Photo Challenge for a little while now. While I enjoy looking at her entries it has not occurred to me to play along until recently. I am getting more interested in the editing of the photos that I use for my digital scrapbooking. I am trying to learn more about editing and making my photos look the best that they can, especially since I use just a point and shoot.

Anyway, I took this photo yesterday while we were out and about. I actually was taking my mother to her doctor's appointment, and had the girls with my and my mother-in-law as well since we were going craft shopping and out to lunch as well. I was so happy to see signs of spring that I stopped the car on the side of the road, amidst  a lot of "WHAT are you doing?" yelling! I love being unpredictable lol.

Since I am new to eiting, I did not think to keep the OOC pic I have the original edited pic as my before, which I bumped color, sharpness, and hue a bit to bring out the color in the photo.


Now my after pic ... I added some texture, played with the tones of the pic, desaturated a little and viola.


I have to admit I think it has a cool look to it. I tend to be one of those people that lean towards loveing the big bright colorful photos though and kind of prefer the original. Maybe it is just because I have not allowed myself to be artistic yet with photos. I did enjoy the challenge of working with the pic though, I am learning a lot more about my PS program and pictures in general! So, thanks sis for showing me the way and inspiring me!

15 comments:

  1. I can picture it being framed in a spa- it is so tranquil. Thanks for the visit!

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  2. Now this would be great for a "Spring theme" too, I like the delicate changes you made, well done!
    Sue.

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  3. That looks very nice. I love playing with photos too.

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  4. Welcome to the challenge! You were smart to desaturate because a light background almost begs for that kind of artistic license! Wonderful job!

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  5. I adore those flowers! The texture applied is lovely.
    btw Thanks for stopping by my blog, I love to meet new people!
    Have a wonderful weekend, xxxx~Kelsey

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  6. Welcome Tanyia!!!
    This is Really Beautiful...How could you know I LOVE Anything pink...Lol
    Nice Job!!

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  7. i tend to lean toward the more vibrant photos too! but i think you did a good job. might have to start playing around with pics too. looks like fun!

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  8. That photo is amazing. Beautiful subject and composition!

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  9. Beautiful photography! The before pic is awesome, but your edits make it even more awesome! Great job.

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  10. Hey welcome to the challenge. You did fantastic. Such a pretty picture. I hope you'll join us again. You'll find that the people who participate in this challenge are all wonderful.

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  11. you did a great job,
    I need to learn how to work my photoshop

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  12. These are absolutely beautiful. Great Processing!

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  13. hi, lovely blossoms. Thank you. And thanks for visiting my Challenge photos also...good to meet you!

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  14. I jut did a small series of cheery blossoms myself. They really capture the coming of Spring nicely.

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