Friday, December 31, 2010

Before & After: Vintage Pineapple


I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!
Ours was very relaxed and simple. We were away for four days around Christmas and I didn't even touch a computer during those four days. It was pretty nice to just spend time with family! After Christmas, our kids stayed with Grandma & Grandpa for Five. Whole. Days. Talk about a blissfully quiet week - it was like having a second honeymoon! We watched a ton of movies, slept in, went out to eat - it was certainly refreshing!

I didn't even pick up my camera this week, but I did a lot of editing. And I'll be sharing many of those photos in the coming week or two. I also have a giveaway planned for January, so be sure to watch for that.

I hope you have a wonderful and safe New Years Eve!
See you in 2011!


I had this scheduled to post yesterday morning, but Blogger decided otherwise.
So here it is, one day late.



Vintage-Pineapple---sooc Vintage-pineapple---wm

I use PSE 8 to edit and did the following:

Step 1. Duplicated the layer at least twice and played with the layer settings. I think I set one to overlay and one to screen.
Step 2. Applied a Kim Klassen texture to it and set the opacity to soft light.
Step 3. Ran Lemon and Honey action from Paint the Moon and adjusted the various layers of that.


  1. Very Victoriana considering the pineapple was such an exotic in those days. I really like how you edited the shot.

  2. Oh, I like the edit! It's like something I'd see at Hobby Lobby or something in an artifact gallery or whatever. :) I can't quite come up with the "place" I'm looking for...

    Anyway, love it! :)

  3. excellent work, I like the vintage picture !

  4. very cool. I am getting to love captures of fruit.

  5. My husband gave me PSE 8 for my anniversary gift. I haven't had a chance to play with it. Oh my goodness you id this on PSE 8, I can't wait for my time to play. This is GORGEOUS, Katie!

  6. I love this photo! Gorgeous!!

  7. LOVE LOOOOOOVE ITS MY NEW FAVORITE!! totally want to hang it on my wall. can I?

  8. Great edit - I love the vintage feel of it. Happy New Year!

  9. Sounds like a lovely 5 days! Cool edit on the pineapple.

  10. wow, awesome vintage edit!!Happy New Year!

  11. lovvvee the edit! Happy New Year!

  12. OK, now this is FANTASTIC! Totally something I'd see at Bed Bath and Beyond - awesome! Thanks so much for your sweet comment today. You know you're one of my total faves; your photography is so enjoyable! Wonder how many "doubles" we'll have in 2011 - LOL! I'm totally beating you to the berries and bokeh this fall, so look out chica!! :-) Happy New Year!

  13. I love this edit!!! I am totally jealous right now that you had such time with your hubby! You know if you lived closer we could do this kind of stuff a little more often. I would keep yours for a few nights and you would do the same for me. Deal?!?! :)

  14. GAH. I love it. You rocked that pineapple girl!


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