Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Edit Me and Photo A Day Challenge

Edit Me
I've missed a bunch of fabulous photos on Edit Me, but I thought I would jump back in and give this one a try.  It really caught my eye because I LOVE those trees and the reflection that they made in the water. 
Here is the SOOC by Kaylene Maalaste from L'INSTANT. Go check out her blog and awesome edits!
Photo by Kaylene Maalaste


I took this photo into Lightroom and increased blacks.  I also went to the hues and turned up the saturation on blue and turned the saturation down on reds and greens.  Then I ended up bringing it into PicMonkey to clone out a few branches and tried out the FILM STOCK effect (TriX option).  It kind of gave the photo a spooky feel which I liked.  Unfortunately it made my poor cloning stand out a little more.  Please don't look too hard. LOL
Photo by Kaylene Maalaste
Now it's time to head over to check out the other edits or go do one of your own.  Click HERE to play along!

Before you go,  here is another black and white.  This is for prompt #9 {Rule of Thirds} in the Photo A Day Mom Challenge.
Inspired by Family Magazine


Thanks for looking!! :)

24 comments:

  1. I love your Edit Me edit....but that last photo is seriously FABULOUS!!! So so so so perfect!

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  2. The edit me photo looks great in b&w, very striking!

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  3. Hi Sarah, nothing spooky here (try the Difference blending mode for spooky). I cannot see your problem with the cloning out the branch. Your edit draws the viewer to your image and the black and white effect is crisp and enhances the images giving it a WOW effect. Well done.

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    1. Bless you for not noticing that I added a tree and made another one look really wonky! LOL
      And thanks for sharing such a cool image!

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  4. This is BEAUTIFULLY spooky, & I LOVE it! The b&w conversion is just perfect for this photo, makes every detail POP!

    Rule of thirds is super duper cute... like all your kiddo pics are. DUH!)

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  5. the richness of the black and white is phenomenal!

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  6. Ooooh, your take on the photo just blew me away.. I totally LOVE it, the new B&W tones, the clarity, simply BEAUTIFUL.. YOU are amazing.. My fav yet!!! LOVE it..

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    1. You are too kind, girl! Go try the effect out at Pic Monkey! I didn't do much else! :)

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  7. B&W was a great choice for this photo. I agree, not sppoky at all...more dramatic and very effective. Great edit. Gives the photo a whole new look and feel.

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  8. Sarah, your edit is AMAZING!!!

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  9. Finally I get to see a really cool b&w edit with this photo. I'm not so good at seeing things in b&w so I always admire those that can do such a great job with it. It's very dramatic and full of contrasts. You have created a really rich look! Also I absolutely adore that last photo! Very nice!

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  10. Great edit! I love the b&w. It is kind of mysterious!

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  11. Love your edit!! think it's my fave, love the look of the trees, look so creepy

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