I was in need of a tiny, ummm, mental break from the last few days. It’s been a little crazy ’round here.
And what better way to soothe ones soul than to putter around in Lightroom? And stare into the eyes of someone you love to the very core?
Ahhhh, I feel better already.
So today, I’m participating in Monica’s blog hop: Before and After.
And just as the name implies (sweet simplicity how I love you!) the gist is to take a picture and share it before, and yes, after.
So here’s my girl. In all her nekkid glory from the other day. This is the SOOC version. For you guys not hip with the lingo, that stands for straight out of the camera.
I know, where’s the ‘T’?
And below is the edited version. Okay, I admit. I went a little overboard. Kinda like too much makeup, eh?
But I’m so crazy for presets now (since I just found some I love and figured how ridiculously easy they are to use) it’s reaaaally hard to lay off.
Sort of like when I finally got my hands on a navy blue eyeliner pencil.
I edited this in LR2, a tiny crop, and I added Sarah-Ji’s “meadow” preset and upped the recovery a little (I usually set the exposure a hair high in all my pics to begin with) and darkened the edges.
I might have done some other stuff on accident. I can’t quite remember.
‘Cuz right now I’m into overdoing it a bit.
Check out Monica’s blog for more Before and After fun.
I like the middle pic best other than that I feel like your talking in a different language. Photonese 😉
Always wanted to get into photography but never did. Hey, there is still plenty of time!
this is gorgeous, she is gorgeous…i am loving that vibrant green!
oh and you are making me wish i had lightroom 🙂
Goodness and Mercy Mom says
It's impossible to improve on Vivi's already precious face, but I love how you frame it. It's fun to see your before and after. (I wish I had your photography skills. I'm grateful to get a pic with eyes open.)
Thanks for your "Buckle Up" posts. I appreciate you sharing SOOYH (straight out of your heart) and backing it SOOB (straight out of the Bible).
Pretty funny, Kathie!
Thanks for the chuckle 🙂
And the words of encouragement, sister!
I love the brightness! I love bright colors so I love your edit! You are cracking me up too. 🙂 You have beautiful children.
I love it… Wish I had time to figure out the pre-set thing.. BTW: I just read your post that you did about Isabelle when I was on a plane coming home from China… So well written.. And, of course it just causes me to want to go to my knees NOW!!
Pixel Perfect says
Beautiful edit!! I love her sweet expression.
I love over the top colors! Just shows off her sweet face that much more.
That is a beautiful picture!!
Bright is fun and perfect for kiddo shots! I love it… 🙂
Wow! so beautiful!
Lost and Found says
Lovely. I heart LR2 and am in beta of LR3 because I got my hands on some cute free storyboard/collage templates. That girl can take away all the stress and just plaster a smile on my face. I can't imagine what she does for her family
Prairie Lady says
Thanks I went and joined. Your edits are getting better every time I see them!
such a cute shot and i love the color in the edit!!!
That's gorgeous. Gotta get me some Photoshop Lightroom!
I don't think it's overboard- beautiful and stunning!
So stunningly beautiful.
I love lightroom! So far, I've not really played around with the presets very much but you've inspired me to give it a try!
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Alysha (Supermom) says
oh my… what a sweet edit. Great job. It is my first time stopping by your blog and I just love it here. I think I will be sticking around for a while. Look forward to getting to know you 🙂