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?!


After:
Venice---wm



Before:
Venice-sooc


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.




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balloon-and-man-wm

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


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32 comments:

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

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  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!

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

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  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

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

    And your orange is great too!!!

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  6. I love the after picture.
    Louis

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

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

    ~Blondie's Abode~
    http://blondiesabode.blogspot.com

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

    I love these. very nice Katie.

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

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  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.

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  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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  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.

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  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!

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  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.

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  22. WOW..is all I can say. Just amazing!!

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

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

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

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

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  26. That balloon picture is wonderful!

    Teresa

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  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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