Well, as promised last week, I'm ending my photo challenge with a *bang* today! Today, I present to you photos from my last 5 challenges.
Here is my close-up photo. It's from one of the plants in our home.
|Photo Challenge #26: Close-Up|
I really wanted to take a picture of my husbands eyes because I think they're amazing! Unfortunately, he was away for training when I was going through this round of challenges so I just snapped a shot of my own.
|Photo Challenge #27: Eyes|
'Tis the season for Girl Scout cookies. I was a Girl Scout for a few years when I was younger and, to this day, I still wonder if the reason I signed up for the program was because of the delicious cookies they sell. Kidding, of course, but Girl Scout cookies are some of my favorite cookies--especially samoas! Anyway, since both of our men were away for Valentine's Day celebrations yesterday, I had a friend over for dinner. She brought a bottle of wine and a box of samoas. And the worst part is, she left the whole box with me! I avoid Girl Scout cookies like they're the plague because it's so hard for me to stop eating them. I seriously feel like I turned into a cookie monster last night. I didn't finish them in one night, but I feel like could've. All of that to say, eating Girl Scout cookies is a bad habit. Does anyone else have this problem? Please, nobody buy me those cookies--for my own health!
|Photo Challenge #28: A Bad Habit|
My Something Blue photo is what I pull out to combat the bad habit I shared above. My kettlebell! Well, one of the kettlebells is mine and one is my husband's--can you guess which is which? Mine is
just quite a few pounds lighter than Scott's. What can I say? I married a stud!
|Photo Challenge #29: Something Blue|
And my last photo for the challenge is me, Kirsten, AKA The Foreign Domestic. It's been fun to look back at the different pictures. It's almost like a photo diary of sorts. Thanks for joining me on this challenge!
|Photo Challenge #30: Self-Portrait|
Edit Me Challenge:
This week's Edit Me Challenge came from judge, and supplier of this really cool castle picture, Rosie from Leavesnbloom Studio.
Here's the picture Before:
Here's what I did:
- I cropped the picture so the focus wouldn't be on the grass, but the focus would be on the castle--and the sheep!
- I increased the temperature a bit but decreased the tint a little more.
- I maintained the same exposure but as I increased the recovery and blacks, I decreased the fill light.
- In brightened the picture up a bit and added a little more definition with the contrast.
- I increased the clarity and vibrance but decreased the saturation quite a bit.
- I set my hue at 56 and split toning saturation at 35
What do you think? What would you have done differently?
Special News: I'll be joining forces with my friend Marilyn at The Artsy Girl Connection to host a photo challenge of our own! We'll be sharing more information about the challenge on Sunday--so stay tuned!
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