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Fun: Fix-It Friday (45)

26 Feb

i heart faces Fix-It-Friday

I’m playing along with Fix-It Friday again at heart faces. This  photo was taken from one of my favorite angles, as the photographer was lying down. I aimed to bring some light to the face and keep the color in the sky. I used a tight crop, again, wanting to bring emphasis to the face, but still respect the creative angle and pretty sky.

The image was edited using Adobe LightRoom and Photoshop CS4. I didn’t write down everything I did this time, but I may update with details this weekend.

You can view dozens of other takes on this photo at i heart faces.

Original Image

girl with hat

Version 1

Version 2, scrapbook style

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Photo Challenge: i heart faces | hands on

21 Feb

I have a little bit of an obsession with capturing hands and feet in photographs. Our feet are our constant companions, carrying us through all our journeys. Leaving a print to mark where we’ve been. Our hands are weary travel companions, and their image tells the story of touch—the physical, and the emotional.

The theme for this week’s i heart faces photo challenge is hands on. This is my first time entering. Though I had several images I thought might fit the theme, my eye kept coming back to this picture I took last summer during an unbearably long hot spell. The melting popsicle dripping down on her dirt-covered fingers made me wistful for my own childhood, which was not nearly as joyous and free. And I am so grateful that I had my camera around to capture a moment that says childhood and summer.

i heart faces | hands on challenge

To view the other images I was considering for this week, please see this post.

Please visit i heart faces to view the rest of the participant’s “hands on” photos for this week:

Fun: Fix-It-Friday (44)

19 Feb

i heart faces Fix-It-Friday

I’m playing along with Fix-It Friday again at i heart faces. This girl was standing in such a cute pose, but I decided the true story was in her face. Details are after the jump, if you’re interested. You can view dozens of other takes on this photo at i heart faces.

Original Image:

i heart faces 44 original

Edited  Version 1:

fix it friday 44—version 1

Edited version 2, scrapbook style:

fix it friday 44—version 2

Here’s a list of my edits by program (once again I lost track when I got to Photoshop because I spend so much time doing and undoing, without having an actual plan):

Adobe Light Room

Adjust White Balance to Shade

Adjust Tone Curve

  • Strong cintrast
  • Highlights: +12
  • Lights: +17
  • Darks: +10
  • Shadows: -21

Increase Exposure to +.44

Cropped at waist to emphasize face (though I the way she is standing in the original).

Added a Vignette

Apply 2 presets:

  • WoW Glow 3
  • WoW-a WB Shade

Adjustment Brushes

  • Sharpened hair, eyes, clothing and hair barette
  • Increases exposure on face .23
  • Added 2% color to eyes, cheeks, and hair

Increase Temp to 8808

Photoshop CS4

  • Applied unsharp mask
  • Used healing brush to remove dark spots that showed up when sharpened
  • Apply 3 pixel Gaussian Blur
  • Apply Pioneer Woman Action Old West, opacity 46%

For version 2 I used the following digital scrapbooking products:

  • Typesets Memory 1 by Cathy Zeilske
  • Around Words No 4 by Katie Pertiet
  • Notebook Paper Masks No 1 by Katie Pertiet