52 Weeks Of Photo Challenges

A theme based photo blog

8. Differences

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Today I took a break from a project that I have been knee deep into lately. It’s required a lot of concentration and was giving me a headache. I needed a little right brain vacation from my left brain project. A photographer friend who’s work I really admire, Laura :), recently posted about Β an editing program that really peeked my curiosity. I made the leap and purchased the program and then had some fun today. I went digging into my archives from the last few months and dug out a few photos that I liked but didn’t love…. I’m still in the experimental stages but I thought it might be good to make a post under the theme “Differences” and just show you a comparison….

The photo itself isn’t very interesting, but I am emotionally attached to it. I took it last fall when I was visiting my family in Indiana. On this particular day I was wandering around downtown Fort Wayne looking for fall colors. I liked the leading line of the sidewalk but never felt like it was composed correctly. Oh well, it came in handy today when I needed a photo to play around with! I think my head is starting to feel better already… πŸ™‚

Before

Before

After

After

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Author: Mindy Towns

Hi, my name is Mindy Towns, I live in Lakewood Ranch, Florida. Along with several friends I have been participating in a weekly, theme based, photo blog since August 2012. Each year we receive a new list of 52 themes. We then post a photo each week that fits one of the themes along with a brief description about why we feel the photo fits the theme. Over the years I have learned a lot about my camera, new photography technics and also a lot about my fellow bloggers. I've peeked into their homes, met their families and traveled to exotic places through their photos. This year I am challenging myself further by trying to become even more creative in my posts. I found the cutest little Playmobil person complete with a camera and a little dog. She is going to be my little personal assistant over the coming months. I'm going to use many of the photo skills I have learned from participating in the photo challenge along with some new photoshop tools I have been practicing. I hope you will continue to follow my blog as I change things up a bit this year. Perhaps some of you will raid someones toy chest or toss something cute into your Target shopping cart and get a little silly with me. If you want to see examples of my grown up photography please visit one of my links listed on this blogs home page!

27 thoughts on “8. Differences

  1. I really like the changed photograph. I know you mention you are learning, but did it take ages?

    • Thanks Debbie. It didn’t take long at all. It’s just a plug in program so it does most of the work for you. After you choose an effect then you tweak it to give it your own touch. I didn’t do much fiddling around with this one because I was just flipping through a lot of presets to see how they each looked. The program is called Topaz Impressions. There is a free 30 day trial available if you want to give it a spin! http://www.topazlabs.com/impression

  2. love this! I purchased Impression, too… I love the options it has – definitely fun to play with!

  3. The change makes the leaves look like feathers! Really fun.

  4. I love “before” and “after” photos … this is very pretty – at first I wondered if it was the Gatsby programme which always tempts me.

  5. WOW! What clarity. LOVE it!!

  6. Great result! Love the line of the sidewalk.

  7. Beautiful. Great colours and love the effect.

  8. I love what you did with it! It’s beautiful. πŸ™‚ Glad you enjoy the program! πŸ˜€

  9. Very nice. I like how you have lighted up the pathway.

  10. Love the editing you did! Beautiful!

  11. Looks like an interesting plug-in. It really brings the shadows on the original photograph to life. Thanks for sharing the information.

  12. Laura does some pretty cool stuff with photo editing software. Glad you shared the information. I will be checking out the web link. Fort Wayne was where my father was from and my mother is from Wabash. We still have family in Kokomo…small world!

    • Wow Karen, it is a small world. Most people have never even heard of Fort Wayne outside of the midwest. How did your family end up in California? And yes, right brain is for sure more relaxing than left brain!

  13. Opps…Forgot to say,
    There’s nothing like a good right brain workout is there.

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