ABFriday and Top 10 photos
Today is my first time in participating in a photo challenge I found about a month ago. After-Before Friday is hosted by Stacy at Visual Venturing. The idea behind the challenge is to show a photo before, and after editing. The first Friday of each month is One photo focus, where all participants are editing the same photo.
This is my edited version of the photo we were sent this week.
And the original.
I knew right away what I wanted to do with this photo in Lightroom. I love the vintage trucks, and the yellow one really stands out to me. So I desaturated the whole image by about 80%. I then popped out the yellow and green. I gave the image a vignette effect to give it more of that old time look, and bumped up the clarity.
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Today is also the See Beautiful blog hop. and you know I love that.
But today I am doing it a bit different. Rather than taking new photos of beautiful things, I am doing an exercise I found on ImprovePhotography.com. The writer suggested that a good way to start the New Year is to go through and pick your 10 favorite photos. Place those photos in a separate file, and share them with your readers, or facebook, or whatever. Then take the next year to improve your photography skills so that those 10 photos are just…meh. In going through my past images, these are what stood out for me. They are beautiful. But I am sure I can improve, and get images even more beautiful in 2015.
So in no particular order, just some nice shots from 2014.
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