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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Before/After

Wow..... what a week it's been! Sorry I've been MIA for the past couple days, but between doing a couple photo shoots, getting the kids ready for back to school, being sick as a dog myself, and taking Faith's SLR E-class......I've been running around like a chicken with it's head cut off! (BTW..... he class is AWESOME......if you get a chance to sign up for the next round, do it! You won't regret it! Everyone can always use some fine tuning....her challenges are fun and, well, challenging! lol)

So, it's Thursday and time for Pixel Perfect's before/after blog hop! I'm happy it's one of my favorite challenges of the week, cuz I need a distraction! I did a shoot the other day, and the young lady I was taking portraits of, well, the photos are going to be published online as advertising for a charity semi-pro basketball game in my area. She's singing for the halftime show, and I'm waiting to hear back from her if she liked them.... so I'm a little on edge!

So, my before/after is a back to school shot today! As I was walking my brood down the street, I was wearing my camera (which was off at the time) and juggling the baby in an umbroller on REALLY uneven sidewalks.....the middle two got ahead of me a little, and I thought, "Wow.... that would make a really cool shot!" So, I grabbed my camera, turned it on, and took the shot.... I didn't even have time to check the white balance...

Before


So, when I got home, I did some editing in camera RAW, and in Lightroom 2, until what I got matched what I saw in my head before I took the shot!

After


So, hop on over to Pixel Perfect, link up your own edits, and check out everyone else's amazing work! I learn SO MUCH from this blog hop every week!

19 comments:

Linsey said...

Great edit, love the crop and the way you warmed it up!!

CM said...

Oh, so precious! Great job fixing the white balance and I like the burnt edge too!

Just Me said...

Nice edit! You turned an ok photo into one for the scrapbook!

Sarah Halstead said...

That is an awesome fix. That is why I love RAW.

Brianna said...

So cute!

Sheri said...

Nice crop!

Jamie H said...

Great edit! Love the color fix and the crop! You made an ok photo look really nice!

Just Bits and Pieces said...

Great shot! Your edit really made it great!!!

Just Bits and Pieces said...

Great shot! Your edit really made it great!!!

Nicole said...

That really is a great edit! So great. I can't even imagine sending the kids off to school. Ugh, this will be me soon! Very cute!

Michelle said...

Great job! The crop make it look so much more personal- like you were there watching them. Love the bold colors too!

Tara said...

Great shot and great edit! Such a cute picture!

Julie said...

Perfect. The crop really added! I love those pictures from behind! So cute!

Ewa said...

great photo!, I like the crop

Debby said...

Hug difference, I love it.

Courtney said...

Great edit! Such a great capture. And I have been swamped as well so forgive me if you haven't seen me around lately. Hope you have a great weekend!

Jenny Esterbrook Photography said...

Love your editing and the pic, something about kids going off to school, pulls at the heartstrings. Great job!

Pixel Perfect said...

Great job with the cropping in the edit! Love it!

Faith said...

WOW - geat edit! It looks SO much better :)