Alrighty, so I’ve had some great feed back on the photos I asked you to manipulate in this post. I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on these. First, let’s look at the landscape shots. Here’s the straight-out-of-the-camera picture I asked you to edit.
And here’s what y’all did with it:
Kristen Thompson is up first. She said:
“I love anything antique, vintage, old or that looks like it is antique, vintage, old. So I usually try a lomography action or two on my favorite shots to see if I can make them look older and more “well loved”. Your picture with this style on it reminds me of old Hawaiian postcards.”
Kristen, I think this looks awesome. Seriously love it. Thanks!
Next up is Jay Caruso.
Jay, I love this because it looks like the true colors of what I saw that day. Awesome.
And third, we have Sunira Moses. She gave me two of this photo.
First is kind of an HDR effect, which is cool. My favorite part is the land itself. It’s so clear and crisp. It reminds me of the way that parts of Africa look in a Discovery Channel special or Planet Earth when they fly over the land.
Honestly, I was so in awe of your creativity here that I just had to show it to Tom early. He did a double take with it just like I did. It was unexpected to turn it into a night scene. I love it.
Okay, so those are our landscapes. Next up is this picture of Will with a messy face:
Here’s Jay’s take on it:
I love the cropped in focus, the bright colors, the way it’s so clear. I’m still learning how to achieve this with darker photos, and I’d love to hear what steps you took to do this.
Next is Sunira:
Clearly, the messy face doesn’t appeal to Sunira. She cleaned him up, but she did it so well that I didn’t even notice at first. And she did black and white but left his eyes a little blue, which (at least for me) pulls the viewer’s focus to his eyes. Like Jay, she cropped the photo to focus on his face. I really like that.
And now for some weird ones. Tom McFarlin, my husband, did this:
It appears that he made Will’s eyes a little too big (and too dark) for his face and quickly scribbled a Harry Potter scar onto Will’s forehead. And he added some more messiness to the food on Will’s face. Then he turned it into a Polaroid. Overall, random and a little creepy. But it made me laugh.
And last, but not least, Brett Barner:
I cannot tell you how much I laughed when I saw this the first time. It was SO not what I was expecting. But it’s what I should’ve expected, because Brett and Tom love to give each other a hard time. Looks like he pulled some picture of Tom making a face off the internet and merged it with Will’s head. That is one disturbing baby.
So there you have it. If you would like to know how they did this, feel free to ask in the comments. I’m sure that these wonderful photo editors would be happy to give out some tips. Thanks for your participation to all who sent in an edited photo!