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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

{Japan} Photo Challenge #17 & #18: Someone You Love & Long Exposure

The photo challenge continues.  Here are a few more pictures (of the hundreds and hundreds) that I took on our trip to Japan.    

I've taken and will continue to take lots of pictures of those I love.  Here's a picture of a special someone I love:  my husband.  This week has been really special for us.  We've both been reflecting on our past year--our first year married.  Yes, this weekend we'll celebrate your one-year anniversary.  It's hard to believe a year has passed since we both said "I do", but it has and it's been an amazing year.  I'll share more soon.  

Here are a few shots I took of my husband, someone I love dearly!

 

Another picture from our trip to Japan, here's a long exposure shot.  My brother, sister-in-law, and my husband were admiring the ferris wheel in Yokohama, Japan. 
Long Exposure

Well, I've completed 18 photo challenges and have 12 more to go!  This has been such a fun experience!  Anyone else out there working on this challenge or another challenge?  Share your link, I'll check out your shots!

Also, this is the first time I'm participating in the Edit Me challenge, but I don't foresee it being the last.  Here is a before picture that I was supposed to work with.  Below, you can see the picture after my edits.

Before


After

Here's what I did:
  • I increased the recovery, fill light, blacks, brightness, contrast & clarity (slightly)
  • I also increased the vibrance but put the saturation on low
  • I increased the detail and sharpening
  • I reduced the exposure over the edge of the water a little bit so you could see some of the clouds reflecting off of the water.
What do you think??  Would you do something differently?

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26 comments:

  1. Thank you for visiting my blog! I love yournferris wheel shot! That is so cool!

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    1. Thank you! I'm glad you like it. Thanks for visiting :)!

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  2. This is AWESOME great edit !

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  3. This is AMAZING Kirsten.. I LOVE the awesome pop of color's, the saturation and detailing, you really brought out SO much in the photo.. Absolutely lovely edit.. ; ))..

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  4. Beautiful shots and happy almost anniversary! Are you using photoshop? I love all the effects you have been playing with!

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  5. That shot of the the three of them is superb. I would love to know if you are using photoshop as well.

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  6. Oh thanks so much for visiting my blog which led me to yours. You have quite the handsome husband and your "edit me" is quite nice. I participated last year in the Edit Me but I haven't this year so far. You have inspired me, maybe I should begin again. Checked out your blog and you really do have some tasty looking recipes. Must try.

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  7. What fun work ... your before and after is incredible! And I want to know too: what software are you using? Do something orange, next! (You do take requests, right?!?) LOL!!! :)

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  8. You have really made this photo stand out. So vibrant! Nice work!

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  9. I keep coming back to this edit lol. I love it, it's so punchy and vibrant.

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  10. I feel like I'm in a painting. Nice job on the edit. Love the long exposure too.

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  11. I love the edit me photo and how you brought out the clouds in the water with your processing. Its vibrant and looks great.

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  12. WOW- that long exposure is BEAUTIFUL!

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  13. WOWza! This is beautiful! Love the bright reflection, really stands out!

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  14. Oooooooooohhh! Your After is gorgeous! Love the brightness. :)

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  15. Great shots. I also love what you did with the edit me. You really brought it to life.

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  16. Thank you for all of your compliments. I'm using Lightroom for my edits--it's amazing!

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  17. I like it!! It's really unique.. love the contrasty colors!

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  18. Your before and after shots are interesting. They feel like 2 completely different images... I saw different things in both of them.

    Mollyxxx

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  19. This challenge looks fun. Your pictures are great!!!!

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  20. Great collage! Happy anniversary! Love the ferris wheel shot!

    Thank you for linking up with Wild & Wonderful Wednesday!

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  21. Wow, wow, wow! I am seriously in awe of your edit for Edit Me! Fantastic and so unique and brilliant! LOVE!

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