Saturday, March 19, 2011

Shoot & Edit: Yellow (edit)

Sony DSC-HX1: 1/30 f3.2 ISO400 Edit
My guy is home! He graduated from Officer Enginner school and is home after 4 1/2 months. He suprised me by doing much of the drive in one day and getting here after I had fallen asleep on Wednesday night. So we are now trying to settle into a routine. I didn't get my SOOC version of this week's Shoot & Edit challenge on time. Before he had gotten home, I  had been struggling all week trying to figure out what I wanted my "yellow" subject to be. Every photo I kept taking wasn't what I was looking for. But when he got home I knew what to do. I am so, so proud of how hard he worked to get achieve this accomplishment. So I took a photo of my guy's Army ASU Class A Officer Hat. The gold stripe and gold badge is beautiful. Here is the SOOC version:


Sony DSC-HX1: 1/30 f3.2 ISO400 SOOC
 I started by cropping it to focus on the stripes and the badge. I also played with a lot of general editing in Picknik. In particular, adjusting the white balance made the yellow less washed out. I adjusted some of the exposure, highlights and shadows to make the contrasts sharper. But I think that just tweaking the white balance made a huge difference in bringing out the colors.

I am hoping to do the Scavenger Hunt Sunday again this week. I'm working on it...

My guy is working a security detail tonight so I am planning on catching up on my Netflix. I'm watching the last season of Weeds.

Happy Saturday!

4 comments:

cooperl788 said...

This is really beautiful! I love how you cropped it, and I love how you brought out the yellows so perfectly. They're not too yellow, but it looks vibrant. Great job!

Ashley Sisk said...

Great job with your edit - the tones look great and the closer crop is really nice!

Sarah C. said...

Beautiful! What a great choice. I love how your edit intensified the colors and the crop focused it. :)

scrapperjen said...

Gorgeous shot!

I'm glad he's home and hope you can truly enjoy your time together.

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