For today’s After Before Friday, I chose a photo I took at the end of October when we first got here to Washington. This is Al, and his two boys checking out a great old building. I think it was an old forest service building, but I’m not sure.
Anyway, I shot this interesting perspective, and loved the way it turned out.
This is the image after I edited it.
And this is the before.
Mostly I wanted to crop it down to what I felt was the interesting, and best part of the photo. I then adjusted color, clarity, all the usual stuff.
I like the way it turned out.
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And, I’ve started playing around with some of the sea glass I’m picking up. I’ve never wire wrapped anything before, so this was a learning experience for me. I wanted to make a small mobile for the window.
I wanted to get a photo of it with the sun shining through the window and making it all sparkly. Lol, not so much.
I like it and I may do another one. I picked up some driftwood pieces that are perfect for a project like this. As Al’s dad use to say, It’s good enough for who it’s for.
Have an awesome weekend friends!
WOW, even the before picture is pretty darn good, but I have to admit, cropping itself makes such a huge difference. After I take photos, I can’t WAIT to get them into my computer so I can start the magical process of editing. Writing is the same way. Hours of editing and revising are what lift the words into thought. HAVE FUN, MARY!
I’d never guess this was your first time wire wrapping – turned out very nice and what a bright reminder it will be when you’re back in the sun, of your time beachcombing!
Hello, both photos are wonderful. I do love the edited version. Your sea glass mobile is beautiful! Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!
The mobile is gorgeous. I love it. You could definitely sell those.
The cropping of photo does make it much more interesting!
Oh yeah, love your treatment of the photo and LOVE your mobile! You’ve got talent!
this is awesome Mary — I love how the intensity of the photo increases with your editing. There’s a sense of connection and communion between the people and the environment. Very cool.
and I too love your mobile! It’s beautiful!
I’ve seen very high prices on mobiles that didn’t look nearly as good.
I love the after version, Mary. The texture is pretty cool!
The mobile is just beautiful. :)
I love what you did with the sea glass, Mary. The color choices and shapes are in just the right places, and I can imagine how it looks when the sun hits it. Your natural artistic talent made you a pro at wire wrapping right away – the direction and flow of the wires on the glass are so graceful and don’t distract from the pieces themselves. How exciting to make something from “found” treasures! And I really love the picture, it has such a powerful feel that I can smell the inside of that old building.
I bet people would love a piece like that. All the fancy wire work is really nice too.
I like the way you cropped the top photo very much. And I think you did a beautiful job crafting the mobile. You are so clever!!
I love the edit.
I love what you did with the photo…it somehow made it look more “real” and enhanced the old building I thought.
I also love the mobile. If you ever decide to make those to sell, let me know, because I have a friend who would just LOVE one of those!