Friday, July 19, 2013

Summer Sun{flowers} & Random 5 Friday

***Revised for Random 5 Friday**

 My daughter and I went to Hobby Lobby this week and the shelves are bursting with autumn decor. When I started playing around with this photo it began resembling what I saw in HL. I know it's dark but I think editing is a mood thing.
At least, it is for me.

Textures used are Nancy Claeys Organic Paper and Kim Klassen Anna,
edited in Picmonkey



I really should write down what order I edit my photos in. I'll never be able to replicate this one but while I'm editing I go back and forth, deleting then adding. All I remember is adjusting exposure levels, applying KK's texture, adjusting some more, then using the Dusk feature and applying NC's texture with brushing and more brushing, then back to the exposure tab. Confusing, right?



This one I kept simple. Adjusted the exposure and that was it. 

Do you keep a journal/log of how you edit photos? Any tips?

1. I have more energy after being on the Prednisone for 2 days than I've had in 2 years! I hope I get caught up on my house cleaning before the treatment is over :)

2. One of our roosters is beginning to make funky crowing sounds at thirteen weeks old. 

3. Did you notice I said ONE of our roosters? Murray's sent us two extras. Wasn't that sweet of them, when I only ordered ONE? Yes, there's a little sarcasm here.

4. I am excited to meet my niece's husband and newborn son today. I haven't seen her in several years and missed her wedding. Can't wait to hold that precious baby!

5. My bacon is about to burn so I'm outta here!

 Have a great weekend! 

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15 comments:

  1. Very nice photo art! It is so much fun and no I don't keep track but I should too..

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    1. Glad to know I'm not the only who doesn't keep track of edits :)

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  2. ... and the flowers simply come alive, Anne!

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    1. Thank you, Linda! Hope you're having an enjoyable weekend.

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  3. I like the first picture! It has the vintage look.

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    1. Thanks, Evangeline! That was the idea but I do enjoy the natural color too :)

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  4. Anne,
    I like both of your pictures and the textures or edits you used. I only write down a textures when I link up with Kim or Nancy's linky parties. That way I can share what I used. I've been so busy helping outside I haven't been playing with textures like I should. I intend to jump back in soon.

    Glad you are feeling better and more energetic, don't over do it!

    Have a great time visiting and meeting your new family members.

    P.S. No corn maze at our house. That corn will be fed to our cattle this fall and winter.

    Ranch Wife Robyn

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    1. Now why didn't you tell me not to overdo it before I did? Just kidding! But I did do too much today. I'll have to pace myself if I feel this good in the coming days :)

      I adored meeting my nephew-in-law and great nephew. Such a delightful family! Lots of baby love today :)

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  5. As much as I cooed about our blue cochin hen, I do believe it's a rooster. Thank you McMurray! Lol.

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    1. At least you know what kind of chicken you have! I wish I knew what Smithy was. I just can't find a picture like him. But, no evidence of spurs or comb or much of a wattle, so maybe it is a pullet.

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  6. Enjoy that prednisone... I always think I have been cured of aging when I have to be on this for some reason.

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  7. Beautiful shots, Anne. You are very talented with your pictures. I also enjoyed the quote on the second photo - thank you for sharing with us :)

    Have fun meeting your niece's husband and their newborn baby - how precious!

    Love and hugs!

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    1. Thanks, Stephanie! We had a lovely visit. Babies are such a precious gift from the Lord!

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  8. Your edits are awesome. And no I don't keep up with my steps because I usually go through so many before I am happy that I would be embarrassed for others to know.....let us know if you come up with a good solution.

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