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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Bright & Colorful ... Edited

Time to reveal this week's edits for Shoot & Edit/Good to WOW!  I've been running a lot this week, so I'm late getting these done and posted.  I sure hope things slow down a bit soon.  Most of the running has been fun stuff, but still.  

Anyway, here are my edits.  Mouse over to see SOOC version.
I edited this one last week, so I'm not positive what I did.  I'm pretty sure I increased the recovery and the blacks so the arms/posts (whatever they are called) weren't so washed out.  And I increased clarity and vibrance to bring out the colors more.

Then just for fun, I added texture to this one.  I think the texture is from SKC Photography.

I did the ol' dodge and burn trick on this one to try to capture some more detail in the splashing water.

Again, simple edits in ACR - increased blacks, clarity, and vibrance slightly.

Obviously I tried Ashley's trick for the week.  I've been wondering how to easily do this, so THANK YOU ASHLEY!  :)

Lastly, again just simple tweaks in ACR.  Increased recovery, blacks, clarity, and vibrance slightly.

For those of you that are interested ... I shipped my broken camera to Nikon today to see about getting it repaired.  They should get it Monday.  I did a little online shopping last night to look into a possible upgrade ... ya know, just in case.  I probably should not have done that because now I really want an upgrade.  :)  {sigh}  Contentment is a tough lesson.

Anywho, if you want to see some more great Bright & Colorful edits, head over to Ashley's.  For some reason I can't get the button to work, so just use the link.


Cedar said...

Gorgeous photos and fantastic edits! Just the right amount to make everything pop since you started with such great SOOCs!

Ashley Sisk said...

Beautiful edits - they are so subtle but really make a difference. The one shot with the color block works beautifully. I have a weird thing about vertical shots not filling the full space of my blog so the color block fills in the gap for me. :)

Sarah said...

Wow! These are great edits. Simple but beautiful.

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