24 August 2010

Touch-Up Tuesday | Sweet Moment



 

Nothing melts my heart more than seeing Josh and Zoë love on each other.  They can be so sweet with each other, yet at times, they fight and bicker like there’s no tomorrow.

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Edit 1

Levels adjusted

Gaussian blur (12); certain areas masked out

Actions run: 

CoffeeShop Perfect Portrait (adjusted opacity of certain features)

MCP’s Take Action on Cancer Awareness (Peach 19%, Gold 24%, Gray 10%, Pink 29%) Sweet-love-(BW)

 

The yucky SOOC shotDSC08471

Edit 2 (Color)

Levels and curves adjusted; sharpened;

Ran AMP’s Tints|Hazes|Overlays Set 1 (Plum Tint 20%, La Leche Overlay 18%, Vanilla Overlay 18%)

Saturation (-12)

Ran PW’s actions:  Seventies action (18%), Boost (60%)

I’m still not 100% happy with my edits.  The B/W one is a bit too heavy… and I want to improve on the kids’ coloring in the color one.  Any suggestions?  I’d be super happy for you to do an edit on this photo and let me know how you went about doing it.

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Do visit The Bonnie 5 and link up or you can just browse through the different edits and maybe pick up a few tips here and there.

20 COMMENTS:

Kamana said...

oh i love how you have processed these. the first one especially.

and on how siblings tend to love each other one minute and are at each other's throats the next... we have the same thing happeniing here at our place. love the sweet moments like this that you have captured so well.

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

All of the touch ups are beautiful. I can't choose which one I like the best. Love their relationship.

Sonya said...

Oh gosh I just love what you did with the photos. I need to work on mine more. Fantastic shots : )

Jessie said...

I think that they are great! It is a very cute shot of them too :)

Lindy said...

It's a really darling picture of those two. Hopefully there are more of these moments than the bickering ones.....I, for one, am tired of the bickering in my house!

Terri said...

I love both of the shots you worked on. I need to practice with editing. I always feel like i'm going overboard but then I see people fabulous editing like yours and it gets me motivated!

Cheryl said...

I know you said your not 100% happy with the edits, but I have to say when I scrolled down and the first shot hit my screen I was blown away. It is a breath taking photo. Kudos to you on your editing and photography skills

Laurie said...

Yowza! Great holy editing! I liked it. But I'm easy to please.

parkanista said...

I feel your pain on the bickering! That is not a yucky SOOC, it's such a great moment that you captured. I like the all of the pictures but I think I like the color edit the best. But like I said it's a great shot. You can totally see how comfortable they are with each other and you can feel their love. It's moments like these that get us through the bickering right!

Adeena said...

Love the edits! They're so different, but both are lovely. I love their precious little faces. :)

Karli said...

One word. WOW. That first edit is absolute perfection!! It is so perfect that I'm going to take one of my SOOC's, and then do everything you listed, and see if I can get this look. Truly, this is wonderful. Your b&w shots with the tints are probably my favorites of any b&w edits I've seen. Phenomenal. Thanks so much for sharing your edit!

Also...I tried to edit the photo, but man...I couldn't get it! Your 70's edit looks way better than what I got, but maybe I'll email it anyway. I really like yours better though. Great job!

Sofia said...

Such a beautiful shot!
Sofia

a Tonggu Momma said...

Oh my goodness, how I love Edit One. And the sibling love... I can FEEL it.

Ashley Sisk said...

That first edit is completely gorgeous.

Ewa said...

Great editing, I love that first entry

blueviolet said...

I fell in love with that first one right off the bat!

Nezzy said...

Awwwww, they are all just precious. I'm lovin' that #3. I'm feelin' the love. :o)

God bless ya and have an incredible day sweetie!!!

Serline said...

Love the B&W version, one for keeps!

Hannah said...

That really is a precious moment! I can't offer you any advice because I have no idea how to do what you did LOL. But I will say that I think they turned out great!

Yelena R. said...

I love the first one. Editing definitely adds something to photos!

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