Nov 292015
 

Progression of a picture

My father took this picture of a field of sunflowers near my parents farm. I always loved this picture, but the sky was very boring and the colors were muted, so I decided to try to fix it.

Sunflower Field Original

I added a blue sky from another picture. I would have posted that picture as well, but I can’t remember which one I used. I also intensified the color of the sunflowers some, but not so much that it took on a fake look.

Sunflower Field Color & Sky Edit

Snowbell is a very energetic kitty and taking pictures of her was actually more difficult than editing the pictures themselves. I chased her all over the house with the camera. When she wasn’t running away from me or turning away from the camera, she was trying to get me to pay attention to her by rubbing up against the camera almost knocking it out of my hands. While she was in front of the window, she finally stood still for me long enough to take a couple of pictures.

Needless to say, I have a lot of pictures of a cat tail in case I ever need them for something. Not sure why I kept them.

Snowbell Original Photo

This is the finished product. I removed the screen from behind Snowbell to replace it with the sunflowers. I also made Snowbell a little brighter. She is a very white cat, which I didn’t think came across in the original picture. I thought about adding the screen back in, but I couldn’t get it to look right.  The perspective is off and it’s not wonderful, but I learned a lot about the process. I’m hoping to get better with time and practice.

Snowbell Sunflowers

The finished product appeared in a calendar all about Snowbell for the month of August.

Reposted for the Weekly Photo Challenge – Transition

Nov 202015
 

The Watering Hole - Eastern Kansas

This picture was taken somewhere in Eastern Kansas while we were driving through to Missouri. I wish I knew exactly where we were, but I wasn’t paying attention to our exact location.

I’m not sure what it is about this picture that keeps me coming back to it. Every time I learn new tips and tricks in editing, I re-edit this picture, trying to make it better. This pass, I deepened the greens and tried to bring out more variation in the landscape. I was hoping to add more depth to the picture. I also darkened the sky. It was so bright it overshadowed the rest of the scene.

I don’t think I’ll ever be completely happy with it and that’s not a bad thing. 

Mar 312015
 

The after bath, crazy hair photo shoot!

Zander’s not feeling well. He picked up some nasty bug that’s going around. Since I’m sick too, with something different oddly enough, I decided to post a few pics while I’m banished to the basement. Being banished to the basement isn’t so bad. I got to play around with pictures!

Nov 242014
 

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Windows in the French Quarter at night.

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Different angular tombs in St. Louis Cemetery #1.

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Pyramid tomb in St. Louis Cemetery #1.

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Tomb roofs in St. Louis Cemetery #1.

Weekly Photo Challenge – Angular

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