Friday, January 21, 2011

Shoot & Edit: Good Morning (edited)

Good Morning: DSC-HX1 1/60 f4 25.4mm ISO400
So I have discovered editing! I might be addicted. I have never really done much with photo editing before but I am amazed! I am especially liking it on photos taken with my old camera that came out kind of dark. Lightening up the image a little makes such a difference and saves the pictures. Anyhow...this is my edited version of my first entry for the Shoot & Edit challenge "Good Morning." I'm just using Picasa and Picnik because I don't have PS or Elements yet. I am hoping to though. I'm thinking of going with Elements. What are your recommendations?

On my edit I played around with contrast, shadows & highlights, exposure and the white balance. The white balance tool is great! Why didn't I discover that sooner?! I kind of wanted a vintage-y feel with the photo. I am liking how it turned out.

So here in Massachusetts I am having a snow day. The two classes I teach this semester were cancelled. This was going to be the first day of each class. I'm teaching two back-to-back on Fridays so unfortunately this snow day puts us a bit behind. But I'm not gonna complain! It gives me a little time on campus Monday to really prepare. With everything going on with my dad I am truthfully a little behind. I am a virgo perfectionist and hate that feeling of not being completely ready for something.

I am hoping to use my day to relax. I want to finish knitting my sister's birthday present...I'll post the finished products this weekend. I am so excited about them! Tonight I am supposed to pick her up and bring her to my parent's for the weekend to visit with our dad...if I can get out. Tomorrow, after getting new tires put on my car, I have Girl's Night with my friends and Sunday we are celebrating my sister's birthday. I'm looking forward to a happy weekend.

Happy Friday!


Ashley Sisk said...

I must have missed your SOOC shot but your edit looks really nice.

love and life ♥ said...

Really love the edit!

Carmen said...

Very nice!!
Thanks for stopping by my blog!!
Have a good weekend!! ;)

Carla S said...

Looks nice! I use Elements and Lightroom. I highly recommend you download the free trial from and check out both programs. You get the full version trial for 30 days.

Linda said...

I like your edit and it does have that vintage feel to it. I have Elements 6. I like it but don't really know how to use all the features. I agree with Carla though, download the trials and see what you like best.

Sarah C. said...

Great job on your edit! It looks good. :) I hope your Dad is doing better!


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