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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Photo Challenge #24 & #25: Fruit and What I Wore Today and my Edit Me

Well, my friends, I've completed photo challenges #24 and #25.  Do you know what that means?  That means I only have 5 left!  I can't even believe it.  Well, I kind of can believe it because I started a couple of months ago.  Regardless, I've learned a lot during this whole process, like how to be comfortable taking pictures of myself (i.e. the self portraits and what I wore today shots) and how to make pictures look a little prettier.

 Here's my picture of fruit.  I love strawberries!  You can rest assured knowing that I gobbled up every strawberry in this bowl after I took the picture.  No good fruit goes to waste in this house.
Photo Challenge #24: Fruit
  Here's what I wore today.  I took a couple of pictures of me just sitting and looking at the camera, but I didn't think that would be much fun, so I played with my scarf a bit.  Oh, and you can see my camera remote in my hand.  I was going to crop that out, but then I'd be cropping out the bottom half of my outfit--my jeans! 

Photo Challenge #25: What I Wore Today

This whole challenge has been a lot of fun and I'm looking forward to finishing it up with a big bang next week when I present the last 5 photographs at once!  Yep, that's right...I have a lot of snapping to do between now and then.  Here are my last challenges:  a bad habit, something blue, eyes, close-up, and one more self-portrait.  Stay tuned..

Edit Me Challenge
Now for the Edit Me Challenge.  I'm really enjoying this challenge.  Not only because it forces me to try new things on fun new pictures, but because I get to admire other people's work and learn from them.  The guest judge for the week is Selena from Stoneyville and Selena Stoney Photography.  Selena shared this really beautiful photo from a wedding--gotta love wedding photos.

Here's the Before

Here's my After:
Here's what I did:
  • I increased the temperature and the tint slightly 
  • I lightened up the blacks and added a bit of fill light.  
  • I increased the clarity and vibrance but also increased the brightness.
  • I focused some on the colors:  more yellow, less red, more green, less aqua, and more blue
I wanted the picture to look bright and "beachy" since it was on a beach.  What do you think?  What would you have done differently?

Oh, and I have a surprise that I'll be sharing with you all on Sunday!  I don't typically post anything on Sundays, but this is a special occasion, so make sure you check back then.  And, yes, it has a lot everything to do with photography.  Stay tuned....

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  1. I love these posts! You have such talent. I especially love your tutorial on how you got the after to look that way. LOVE the pic of you - gorgeous. So pretty :)

  2. Another gorgeous self portrait and I love the edit! I can totally feel the warm sun!! Beautifully done!

  3. Love your photos...the one of you is very nice. Thanks for the share!

  4. Love the photo of you playing with your scarf! I had the same problem (with the remote in my hand) when I did a family portrait shoot at our family reunion on New Year's eve! There we are, all nice and pretty, and I have a remote in my hand! Oh well...that's a pretty good representation of who we are in the world - I am most likely seen with either the camera or the remote! I also enjoyed what you did with the wedding photo. The tutorial was helpful!

  5. Love the pictures! The strawberry picture just makes me want to go to the kitchen and start baking something! :)

  6. Beautiful edit, I love the wonderful beach tone you gave to the photo! Great job!

  7. Beautiful Edit! I love the vibrant greens.

  8. Oh, I love your edit. Great job. Those strawberries look delicious.

  9. Very nice photos.
    I like the post-processing of your last photo.

    Regards and best wishes

  10. LOVE the edit!! You and your blog are beautiful! Newest reader :)

  11. Youo did an awesome job with the edit.

    ~Mrs. Delightful

  12. Cute outfit! And great photo edit. Good job :)

  13. That scarf and the look in your eyes, the way the background pops into my vision on a second tier I am UBER impressed. I love seeing pictures of you and matching it with your blog voice!

  14. Having a bit of scarf envy! YOu look fabulous and I love your editing skills :D Your photography is really starting to come into its own and I'm glad you decided to share it over on my blog. All the best...

  15. LOVE your edit me Kirsten.. SUPER adorable.. The photo is SO beautiful.. Lol the playful scarf and the blue.. Looks pretty... : ))

  16. Hi - I'm an EditMe participant... I really do like how beachy your photo edit turned out. And I had fun looking at your other photos as well. I like the self-portrait, and I'm glad you played with your scarf; it gives movement and a bit of whimsy to the photo. Great work!

  17. lovely pix!...great job with the edit......love your space..am your happy follower now:)i too was in the defence forces(in india...a helicopter pilot)..but now i cook..n eat ...and have loads of fun....do visit my space when you get the time.

  18. Wow I really like the after effect! It's fabulous! And yummmmmy strawberries are my favorite


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