Hooray! It's finally time for the edit portion of "Shoot & Edit"....
Love link'n up to Ashley's blog and seeing what everyone's been experimenting with!
So, Monday, I shared my SOOC image with ya'll..
So, first I did my basic adjustments in Lightroom.... pretty much the same things Ashley does in ACR. Sometimes I use ACR, but I really like Lightroom 3. I tend to do my initial, and final edits there.
I also cropped it, putting the focus more on my daughter. I prefer to shoot with primes, and the trade off is, sometimes I have to rely on cropping, as my feet aren't a fast enough zoom sometimes!
Basic Lightroom Edit
Then I tossed it over into CS5. Here I upped the color a little and sharpened. I also warmed up the image a little. Then I saved it back in Lightroom, made a slight vignette and de-noised a little... Here's the results!
I don't dislike it....but I don't LOVE it.....so I tried something different. This time, instead of upping the saturation, I played with the color of the highlights and shadows...changing the tone and the feel of the photo....
Ahh...there we go... That's more what I was thinking.....
And, because of my undying love affair with B&W, I figured I'd see how it looked there too, which kinda goes against the point of the theme being "red" but hey, I've always marched to the beat of my own drummer....why stop now? :)
So, what do you guys think? Which edit do you like?
Off to go see YOUR edits now! Gotta love Thursdays!