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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Simplicity

In character, in manner, in style, in all things, the supreme excellence is simplicity.”  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
 
The photo for the Edit Me Challenge came from this week's judge, Beth, from Snaps of Our Life.   

Talk about finding beauty in simplicity! 

Before My Edit: 
  

 Here's My After: 



Here's what I did for the edit:  
I cropped it a bit. 
Slightly increased the exposure but decreased the recovery.  
As I increased the blacks, I slightly increased the fill light
I increased the brightness and contrast quite a bit
Clarity and vibrance increased but I lowered the saturation levels.  
I also sharpened it up a bit.

What do you think?  What would you do differently?
  
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21 comments:

  1. That is beautiful! I love the contrast, especially the bright highlights. I really need to learn better editing techniques. I was a photo major in the PRE-digital era and have been stand-offish with Photoshop. Will be checking back to see what else you come up with.
    Happy WW!
    http://cnavphoto.blogspot.com/2012/03/wordless-wednesday-ornery.html

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  2. LOVE the new photo.. Your edit is wonderful.. LOVE the highlights.. So unique and fun.. ;)) Happy wednesday love..

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  3. LOVE the new photo.. Your edit is wonderful.. LOVE the highlights.. So unique and fun.. ;)) Happy wednesday love..

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  4. I love how it looks like a spotlight is on the berries. AWESOME job!!

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  5. Love these flare in that first shot

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  6. Love what you did with the Berries! :)

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  7. Hi!
    Love that sunburst shot! Have a great day!

    Sherrie
    Food for Thought
    http://100sweets.blogspot.com/2012/03/wild-wonderful-wednesday.html

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  8. Very nice post-processing.

    Regards and best wishes

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  9. Pretty edit, I like how it looks a bit washed out.

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  10. The building photo is wonderful - gorgeous light and shadow! Lovely edit, too - thanks for sharing!

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  11. Kirsten... OMGoodness, LOVE the 1st shot. The sun flare is perfect! Your edit is BEAUTIFUL. The processing is so great, love how it's not super bright, just right! You rock girl!

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  12. Love the first shot, and you did a great job on processing in the second one :)

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  13. Wonderful quote and your first photo is a stunning example.

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  14. Love the faded colors in your edit.

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  15. The sunburst in that first shot is stunning and I love how your edit makes the colors pop. Thank you for sharing!

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  16. Amazing job! You take such great pictures :).

    Mrs. Delightful
    www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  17. The the desaturated look of the berry edit... beautiful muted tones.

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