Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Edit Me and A TAG

Edit Me

I was just working on some edits for a friend when I checked my facebook tonight and saw there was a new photo up on the Edit Me Page!  It was the perfect timing for a little break from editing to do . . . more editing;). 
Here is the original photo by Nancy from The Rural Journal.  Make sure you go take some time to check out her pretty pictures!  And check out this cat!  Totally lounging in the sun.  If I had a margarita and was sitting next to that cat right now, I would be a happy camper.  I think the happiness may have more to do with the margarita than the cat, but I'm sure he/she would be fine company.  
Oy!  Can you tell I've been editing too long tonight?
SOOC by Nancy from the Rural Journal
Photo by Nacy from the Rural Journal
As you can see, I kept it pretty simple for this edit.  I brought into lightroom and did my usual increase in blacks and contrast.  I actually brought the exposure down a little and then increased the fill light.  I went to the hues and toned down the green.  I cropped, increased clarity, sharpened.  Then I brought into photoshop and add a slightly pink tone at a very low opacity (to play with that sun light on the cat.)  I finsihed off with a little sunshine at about 25% opacity.  Then I finished up in picmonkey by resizing and adding a watermark.  That's it, I think!
Thanks for looking!
Hopefully I'll remember to link up tomorrow! :)
You should link up tomorrow, too!



Oh, and one more thing!  This lovely lady tagged me and told me to show what I was wearing on my feet.   Now that it's nice out, I'm barefoot most of time or I throw on some old flipflops.  Please don't look too close.  That is the same nail polish that has been on my toes since March!  I am most certainly a beauty FAIL.  Those extra toes belong to Miles and Stella.  This is where they spend much of their day--climbing all over me. Oy! I'm pretty sure I'm supposed to tag other people, but that seems like a lot of work. ;)  Now you know not to send me a chain letter.  I will most defintitely break the chain, but if you want to play along and show off your foot wear or lack thereof, please do!  Let me know so I can check out your footsies!  They HAVE to be prettier than mine!  

31 comments:

  1. Really like the pink tone. Very nice!

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  2. The cropping and sharpening really made this photo pop!

    Thank you for participating in the Edit Me Challenge this week.

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  3. Your edit is amazing..So beautiful.. I love the newer sharper image and the focus / tones.. Very beautifuly done Sarah.. HAPPY hump day.. xoxo ~M

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    1. Thanks Marilyn!! I'm working on your foot tag soon!! xo

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  4. Love this edit! Great crop and the increased blacks look fantastic!

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  5. Beautiful Edit Sarah love the contrast

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  6. I love this edit! It's simple but beautiful.

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  7. Delightful.....your edit, which emphasizes the details and color....and your "tagged" feet (including the extras).

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  8. Love the simplicity yet effectiveness of your edit!
    I also share your fashion sense when it comes to nail polish! *lol*
    Love your blog - and especially your header statement!

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    1. Thank you, Janet! I'm so glad I'm not alone in the nail chip art! xo

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  9. My goodness, I think I'll add this to my favorite edits list! Just beautiful! I like the muted tones and the soft vintage look. It creates a classic and timeless effect. I could stare at it forever... beautiful job!

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    1. Thank you for the lovely comment!!

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  10. i love this edit, it's soft and milky.

    like a cat!! beautiful job.

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  11. Love this....the kitty really stands out beautifully!

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  12. Beautiful and simple edit! Lovely, just lovely!

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  13. Hehee.. LOVE your toesy photo ;)) Sooo cue with the extra adorable ones included.. LOVE LOVE.. The B& W makes it even that much cuter.. Thanks for playing along.. ;)) BIG HUGS.. xoxox ;)))

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    1. The black and white was only to make them less hideous! LOL

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  14. Beautiful edit, Sarah! I love the way you softened it.
    Gorgeous shot of the feet... I break the chain too :)

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  15. Love this edit. You always do a nice job at selecting the best composition for an image - and adding the warmth and toning down that exposure was a total game changer. Looks great! And...love the shot of your toes. All of them! Happy to imagine one of my favorite ladies in a pile with her littles. That would be a good self portrait. Hint, hint... :) xoxo

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    1. Thank you for the lovely compliment, Sarah.
      I will definitely play along soon! Jumping in front of the camera is foreign territory for me, but I"ll work on it.

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  16. Even it is a simple work as you said, the outcome are really nice. Splendid!!

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