Monday, January 10

Touch Up Tuesday: From So-So To Special

Just before Christmas I went with my youngest and her class for an hour of swimming.
Luckily one cannot don a bathing suit and get in the water when one is also holding a camera.
Taking pictures... fully clothed.
Just the way I like it.
SOOC: straight out of camera
When I took this shot I was still trying to figure out my settings and as you can see it was awfully blurry, and the colour was grayed out.
But there was something about my youngest's face, that made me want to try and fix it up a bit.
And I am so glad I did.

I added it to my Picnik account and played with the sharpness.
I brought up the exposure and boosted it with an action called lomo-ish.  
To finish it off I added a slight darkened edge.
First Edit:
I absolutely love this shot now.
There is an ethereal quality about it that just works for me.
I'm so glad I was there to take this picture and...
I did it without having to wear a bathing suit.
Double bonus for me!
Black and White Edit:

And just for fun, a decided to try a little black and white, using my iPhoto program.
I also brought up the shadow, and also the sharpness.
To really bring out her eyes I also darkened the contract slightly.
I still love the photo in colour, but this is nice too.

This post will be linking up with Paper Heart Camera's Touch Up Tuesday where you can see many
more amazing photo edits:  And Darcy's Sweet Shot Tuesday!

Photography love...Sweet Shot Day

Take care,
Dana

4 comments:

love and life ♥ said...

So adorable! Love both your edits! xo

Just Bits and Pieces said...

Awesome Dana!!!!!!! I love the look on her face too.....great save!!!!

Last Minute Jane said...

I love the look on your daughters face. Definitely worth the time to edit.

Petie@inspirednesting.com said...

Great shot! Amazing how the 2nd two seem less blurry...they're awesome with the color changes.