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Thursday, September 09, 2010

Before and After

You all had wonderful suggestions about my photos last week!  I learn so much from your comments - thanks!!  I'm working on my shot from last week and will share it when I get it to the place I want it.  ;-)

I could use a vacation.

We'll be getting one (hopefully soon) when my sister hears about the baby she is adopting from Ethiopia. Then we'll have a true adventure as we travel with her!

Until then, we've held off on our vacations. And it is wearing on me.

So I thought I would look at some pictures of recent vacations.  We took this on our trip to Hawaii.  This is a demonstration of a hukilau at a luau.  We had a fabulous time even if we didn't take a great photo here.

I did like this shot though, with the silhouette of the boat and the sun on the water.  So I cropped and changed the lighting and color saturation a bit.

It may only go to show that not all pictures can be fixed, but I do like it better.  And it might help me make it until we hear when we can go on vacation!  ;-)

If you like my shots, you need to visit Pixel Perfect for more before and after fun! And if you want to play along all you have to do is show us your SOOC (straight out of camera) shot and then the edited version. Link back to Pixel Perfect and link up your post below! Feel free to share with us your editing program and camera gear too!


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  1. You're so lucky to get to visit such beautiful places! I'm hoping to get there sometime, maybe when the kids are a bit bigger!

    I do like your improved it a might help to push the white balance a touch more towards the blues, but I think you made a great save! :)

  2. Well done! I love the way your edit turned out. Thank you for sharing. :)

  3. Hawaii! Awesome! I really like how you made it feel much warmer. =)

  4. So lovely! Pristine!

    I'm so excited for you sister and how fun that you get to travel with her! That was one of the best days of our lives. They day we met our daughter!!

  5. Wow, that's a beautiful improvement for that photo! I'm even more of a photography newbie than I am a garden newbie. Most of the time, I don't even crop my pictures, let alone think about editing them.

    I checked out your sister's blog from your link. It sounds like she's about to embark on an amazing journey with her pending adoption. She's lucky to have you as her sister for support!