December 28, 2013
Good morning. It's gray and cold outside, but then it's early yet. Actually, I just looked out my window and the sun is beginning to shine across the roof tops across the street. That is good because in a little while, I have to get dressed and head out to the supermarket to do a bit of food shopping.
First I thought I would show you how to have some fun with a rather bad, uninteresting photo. I had posted this manipulated photo last winter around the first of the year, but we have a few new readers here and I thought it would be fun to explain how it was done. First, here is the original photo with no touch ups, just an arrow showing the portion of the photo that I am using.
First I cropped this section from the photo, then lightened it a bit. Then I cleaned up some of the bits of dirt that showed in the snow.
Next, I went to Google images, and found me some Polar Bears and placed them in my photo. At this point, you can tweak the light/dark and the sharpness to how you like it best.
Viola! Now that little bit of snow on the ground next to the house has been transformed into a scene that could have been photographed in Alaska. So don't throw out all of your "not so good" photos. Some of them can be turned into some really pretty photo art.
There really isn't much news this morning, and I really must get busy here. I have to get the shopping done and be back way before my appointment at the nail salon at 1:30. So till tomorrow, Y'all be safe and have a fantabulous day.
Hugs, Edna B.