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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Before and After

I love reflection pictures. This one was taken on our cruise last year. I've always liked it, but wished I could do something to make it better. Actually I wish I could have had them turn off the lights in the fitness center behind the glass so the picture would have turned out better... but they were totally not going to do that.

I took a stab at a couple of different edits. I cropped out some of the noise. And I tried texture (texture is my new friend... I can see where I could go way overboard with it) and some different colors.

The second edit has the color the way I remember it. Warm, sunny, golden. Probably not the way it really was, but it does capture my memory of the moment. And I think that's what photography is about for me.

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. Wow - this is really beautiful. Well done.

  2. That is breathtaking! Love how the second one turned out.

  3. I want to be there!! Lovely edits!

  4. Super neat! I love the second edit, it looks so inviting and warm. I want to be there right now. :)

  5. Very beautiful! What a memory! Love the second edit!