Welcome to Fern Valley

Here in central Alberta prime farm country,my husband Martin and I work together raising beef cattle and Appaloosa horses. Fern valley appaloosas have long been known for their quality of temperament conformation and color.I have recently rediscovered a love of writing and have published 2 collections of poetry. "Telling Tails" and Tails Trails and Campfire stories" . I look forward to a future spreading my wings as an author and as a horse woman .

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Playing with pictures

 I have  joined a group on FB  called "Photoshop a day" where several folks are  working on honing their  editing skills. Now most of the pictures I post are  straight out of the camera, with  very little done to them save cropping. But it is always good to learn new skills and if I can improve ,why not ?

 Here is a picture of my niece Deanna in Mexico last year 

 Now, cropped, highlights added, filled  light,added tint and a soft focus

Winston in the snow 
Brightened cropped and highlights added, also added a graduated tint to the snow 
Harley saying "I is too little  to be in Jail!! 
retouched the eye, cropped softened and added shadow 

 A favorite older pic of Badger 

added highlight and shadow cropped , tried to adjust the color tones 
Finally , the Phoenix has his eye on you 
 Brightened a little and cropped
that's it for now
Stay safe everyone 


aurora said...

Nicely done! Many don't realize how much post processing is done to photos. I personally don't do much, just crop & adjust levels when needed.

RoeH said...

Love that header. And every photo you have on here. Aren't horse's eyes incredibly fascinating up close?

Unknown said...

I really like what you did with those pics.
Someday soon I am going to have a new computer at home, and when I do...watch out! Thre will be some good editing going on...I hope.

Cut-N-Jump said...

Wow! Look at you go girl. Very nicely done.

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Nicole said...

Sometimes it's crazy to take a photo you already like and make them even better. I like all your photos!

kden said...

Isn't it fun to play with photos? I used to belong to so many photo Meme's that I got totally burnt out. Now when I play with pictures, it's just for my own pleasure. You did a great job with yours.

Nuzzling Muzzles said...

Good job. It looks like you sharpened at least the last two pics. One of the things my photography instructor taught me is that most photos can use some sharpening, even the ones you intend to soften.

Sherry Sikstrom said...

Nuzz Muzz you may be right , I don't use the sharpen tool much though so I don't recall for sure