Looks like I’ve had thoughts of wearable-art dancing in my head this week. And maybe a little bit of food, too… I love Nikki‘s pumpkin bread teacher gifts. She put me to shame this year. (That’s not hard to do, since I actually never got around to making any bread or gifting it. I’m such a slacker this year.)
As for my own favorite photo, I was lucky to capture a couple of shots of this butterfly who visited my back yard this week, but I think I like this one the best. This photo is one case where a small amount of post-processing goes a long way. You can hover your cursor over the image to see what it looked like SOOC (straight out of the camera).
I used only two tools in Paint Shop Pro:
- Color Balance: Temperature toward “warmer” (4600), Tint toward “more green” (10)
- Curves: Pressed the “contrast” button and let the software figure out the ideal setting.
I take these steps with virtually every photo I take. Sometimes they don’t look right and I have to try something else, and other times I’m going for a more “artsy” effect. But for the vast majority of my “everyday photos,” these are the only two steps necessary. They don’t always produce such dramatic results, but they usually have some benefit.
Happy Photo Friday!