Thursday, 9 February 2012

Edit Me Photo Challenge...

Edit Me

This is a new one for me - I don't usually edit anyone's images but my own but what the heck.  Maybe it was the sight of that beautiful beach when it's winter here that did it.  I thought it a good way to hone my Lightroom skills anyway.

This is the original image

What did I do?
Used a Lightroom preset to warm up the image and give it a golden glow.
Altered the exposure.
Smoothed the skin on her back.
Lightened her face slightly as it was in shadow.
Added a graduated filter to the sky.
Cloned out the green flare on the groom.
Added a slight vignette.
Cropped slightly to make it conform more to the rule of thirds.

And my other effort.
I changed it to a cream toned b&w.
I again smoothed the brides skin and lightened her face.
Graduated filter for the sky plus a vignette.
Lightened the groom's jacket slightly to bring back some detail in the fabric.
Cropped, gave the image some punch, and sharpened.


Selena @ Stoneyville said...

Lovely warm feeling that you brought to the photo. I love the b&w edit you did too! Great job!

Sarah said...

I love the sky in the first photo and that black and white edit is so lovely!!

Kathy said...

Wow...I am really liking that creamed tone edit. Nicely done!


Daogreer Earth Works said...

I love the sky and the warm glow effect!

k*handtke said...

Both are pretty, but I love the cream toned b&w!

Bek said...

I love this edit! Beautiful warm tones, it makes it pop!

Chelsea said...

Awsome edits!

Melanie said...

WOW! Yours is my favorite by far! REALLY amazing edit! I can't wait to play w/ light room.)


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