August 25, 2011

Blog Hoppin' & A very random note to Livvy

Linking up to the Before & After Blog Hop over at Pixel Perfect.

I've attached my original, clean edit, and final below.

Camera Settings for SOOC:   Shutter Speed-200  ISO-400   Aperture-f/5.6   Focal Length-45 mm


I used Picnik to clean it up.  I adjusted the shadows, brightened eyes, and wrinkle remover for under her eyes.  I still wasn't happy with the color of her skin as it tended to photograph neon.  Normally I would have desaturated a bit but I didn't have to.  Instead...


...I brought it into PSE and used an action from the Coffee House Decaf collection that I purchased from Paint the Moon called Biscotti which toned her skin color down a bit.  I sharpened it for the web and used the twinkle eye action to lighten her irises a bit (also from Paint the Moon) and then applied the CoffeeShop Blog's Color Bar Template which I'm loving!

I think the best pictures I've taken to date have been outside on a cloudy day using natural light.  I think I've really mastered camera settings for an overcast day.  The sun, however, is an entirely different story.  I need to practice more.  I guess I'm just going to have to take more pictures.  Darn, I hate that ;o)


WARNING: Mushy text coming up
A random note to my baby:



It took me years and years to figure out what I was good at.

Then you were born.

And every second of every hour of every day, I was doing something I wasn't only good at but was ridiculously great at and without even realizing it.

I was,

still am,

and always will be
loving you.

And can you imagine that with time I will only get better?

That's just crazy talk ;o)

6 comments :

  1. What a gorgeous baby girl. Good to eat! Joke. I like your edit. It is nice to learn of other actions bloggers use. Have a great day.

    Thank you for the visit and the comment. x

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  2. I'm kinda surprised that you're still using Picnik for cleanup instead of importing straight into PSE. Either way, they look good. :)

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  3. The last shot is my favorite! Love the coloring! She is adorable!!

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  4. She is so so cute, love your edits!

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  5. She is absolutely precious! Thank you for sharing your edits!

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