Thursday 29 September 2011

Shoot and Edit–Week 38 Edit

Hey everyone!

It’s been a frustrating day for me – I’ve realized that the hard drive on my desktop literally has about 3 GB of free space left on it… and so, it’s completely slow.  And annoying.  And now I’m going to have to purchase a bigger hard drive sooner than expected.  Sigh.

After waiting all day to get my three pictures edited… I have finally given up on my desktop and moved to my laptop.  Winking smile

So, here’s my edits for this week.

I decided to go with Nelly Nero’s Autumn Vintage for these shots – I like the cool, fall feel it gives them.

Mouse over to see the originals.

Leaves.  For this one, I ran AV, then I actually added the original file back on as a layer, and reduced opacity.  I wanted to keep some of the colour of the leaves.


And apples.  I did the same trick with the original picture as a layer.  This isn’t my favourite picture – I could have been more creative – but it is what it is.


And finally, the praying mantis.  I used the action Vanilla Pop on this, and took out the fly.  I’m also linking up this Praying Mantis picture with show {off} your shot.  (And was I ever thrilled that my picture from last week was chosen as one of Rachel’s favourites! Open-mouthed smile )

and then, she {snapped}

So there’s my fall edits!

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  1. Fantastic edits! I love that preying mantis!

  2. I love the warmer tones of your edits. And I think the apple one is awesome.

    And the Praying Mantis is so cool. Reminds me of Darren.

  3. I love the apples edit, really makes me think of fall

  4. I love your first edit - it really did bring out all those beautiful autumn tones. I love it!

  5. Love it! Fall is the best time of year for photos!
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  6. really nice ~ I like the selective focus and the softness your processing added.

  7. These are great! I love the changes to the praying mantis! The shot looks much better warmed up and cropped like that!


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