Thursday, October 21, 2010

Dreams Yet to Come...

There are two things that I would love to do:
1. Go back to Europe for a month long vacation
2. Ride in a hot air balloon

But for now, this is as close as I'll get...

My edited shot of the Eiffel Tower turned out so well that I actually sold a copy of it!
So, I thought I'd take one of my husband's shots from Venice and fix it too. 

...In case you were wondering, no, I was not on the trip with him.
But that just gives us a reason to go back to Europe, doesn't it?!



Venice---wm Venice-sooc

I edit with PSE 8 and here's what I did:

Step 1: Run PW's Warm Action x 2
Step 2: Run PW's Soft & Faded Action
Step 3: Using the clone tool, get rid of that unsightly wire/clothes line thing.
Step 4: Crop to 8x10.
Step 5: Attempt to remove people from bridge and decide that it's more work than you care to do. That, and because your kids are crawling on you.

And that's it. 
Not a whole lot of editing, but I think the result is nice.



The theme this week for You Capture is 'Orange'.
This shot is from this summer when we went to a hot air balloon festival.



  1. Wow, I love your edit. Great job and the hot air balloon is a great shot. I love the colors!

  2. Wonderful edit! Great hot air balloon shot too! I am scared of heights so a ride in one of those is out of the question for me!

  3. Love the before after. Your edit gives the buildings that old historic feel.

  4. Great pictures both of them! I love that you share how you edit them. I would never of thought to run the same action twice. Thanks for sharing. Denise

  5. Wow that is a beautiful edit!!!
    Here's mine

    And your orange is great too!!!

  6. I love the after picture.

  7. I love the warmth to it and I love the you capture photo I like how much detail you got in there.

  8. The edit is stunning! Thank you for posting the how-to's.

    ~Blondie's Abode~

  9. beautiful. I would love to go to Paris.

    I love these. very nice Katie.

  10. I love both your edit and the hot air balloon! Beautiful.

  11. Great hot air balloon shot - sometimes we have a red one fly over our house. Now that edit is just perfect for a scene from Venice ......I have stood on that same bridge too many years ago.

  12. Both the before and after photos are beautiful! I couldn't decide which one I like better.

    And that balloon photo is just stunning! Wow. I love the lighting.

  13. What a beautiful edit! And your orange photo is so cool...

  14. Oooooooh Ahhhhhhhhh!!! Love the hot air balloon.

  15. I love hot air balloons! What a fantastic shot. :D

  16. Both are great shots......your before and after is just beautiful though. Love photos of foreign cities.....great job!

  17. LOVE the look of your edit. What an amazing place to take a photo.

  18. You've created such a beautiful mood with this photo. Excellent editing!

  19. I like the edit; but I came to your site to see a You Capture picture...then it was an archived picture. It is a very nice shot, but please follow the challenge, for the sake of the rest of us who want to see this week in photos.

  20. The venice shot left me breathless... beautiful!!!! and the balloon rocks too.... SOme day I will get to Italy and see venice.. and a laundry list of other places... Great edit!

  21. The hot air balloon is spectacular. Your edited shot of Venice is gorgeous. I have never been there and always wanted to go. Thanks for sharing these.

  22. all I can say. Just amazing!!

    I'm lovin' the balloon too! So vibrant!

  23. Great job the hubby did on the picture in the first place! And your edit just made it tops! BEAUTIFUL!!!

  24. Beautiful edit. You must see Venice for yourself some day. It is splendid!

  25. That is a GREAT shot and I love the edit! Hooray for selling a copy! :)

  26. That balloon picture is wonderful!


  27. Gosh I just want to take off in that balloon. Really nice composition! Great edit - Venice never looked so lovely.


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