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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Photo Challenge #22 & #23: Something Pink & Something Green and Edit Me Challenge

Hey Everyone!  Happy Wednesday!  I hope your weeks are going well so far.  My week has been pretty jam packed with a lot of activity.  Lots of enjoyable activity.

I'm still working on the photo challenge and I have 2 more pictures to share.  I can't believe I'm almost done.  Well, actually I can--I feel like I've been working on this challenge forever haha...

This first picture is of my "Something Pink".  I decided to use my lipstick. 
Something Pink

This next one was of my something green.  While Scott and I were visiting some of his family in Lancaster, PA, his sister and brother-in-law took us to this quaint little place.  I thought it was so beautiful, so I jumped out of the car (while it was stopped) and snapped a shot of this moss-covered bridge.  This happens to be the place where our brother-in-law proposed to Scott's sister.  Beautiful, right?

Something Green

I'm still loving the Edit Me Challenge so I decided to participate again this week.  The photo came from the guest judge for the week: Linda from Coach House Crafting.



Here's what I did:
  • I did some cropping so that the boats on the side wouldn't take away from the cliff scene.
  • I slightly increased the exposure and recovery of the picture.  As I increased the fill light, I increased the blacks a bit as well.
  • I adjusted the brightness and the contrast quite a bit.  I also used a graduated filter to increase the brightness and contrast on the clouds to make them stand out a bit more. 
  • I increased the clarity quite a bit vibrance a little and decreased the saturation. 
What do you think?  What would you have done differently?

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  1. Nice photos as always Kirsten...love your something green shot! Have a great day!

  2. Both your pink and your green are fun shots. You did a terrific job with your edited shot! Very striking! :)

  3. Love your lipstick shot and nicely done on the edit! I think the heavy contrast gave it a lot of drama. Nice work!!

  4. Love the transformation of the last photo!

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  5. Great photos. Love the Edit great job.

  6. I like the moodiness of this edit, especially the left side of the image.
    Nice crop as well as the boats can be distracting.

    Thank you


  7. Whoa! I love the lipstick! And the edit is amazing. :)

  8. I love that bride! Very cool.

  9. I love that first shot and I love what you did for edit me.

  10. LOVE each and every edit! NICE work!


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