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September 24, 2010

I ♥ Faces Fix It Friday

IT'S FRIDAY!! 
You know what that means?  I get to work on someone Else's photo boo-boos.  Someone Else's exposure problems.  I do this mainly to sharpen up my editing skill. 
Here is the original.  I know that this photo has to have a special place in who ever took it heart.  I don't know the story behind the scene,  I don't know if this fellow is coming or going.  All I know that there is  a lot of feelings being portrayed.

I knew when I first saw the original, I needed to put the focus on the people.  I needed to get rid of the distractions.  So I cropped in close.  Got rid of the little hand that was sticking out into right field.  Next I adjusted the exposure, white balance and color cast.  Then, something that I don't do a lot of, I ran an action.   The action is one of the Pioneer Woman's freebies.  It gave the photo a whole different feel,  more of a 60's 70's type of Polaroid look. I didn't sharpen rather I just saved for the web as I knew that Flickr would add a bit of sharpening when it was uploaded.  Enjoy.

Here is my Fix It Friday Play for the week.


10 comments:

Jessica said...

Lovely crop! nicely done!

ATALW said...

Beautiful!!

Julie Rivera Photography said...

I think that is one of the closest crops I have seen and it REALLY works. You removed all the horrible gym background and placed the focus where it belongs. Thanks for taking the time to edit my shot!

Reading Allowed said...

oooh I love your edit, especially the crop. Great job!

FootPrints said...

LOVE the crop!!!

Reading Allowed said...

wait, am I missing something? Where did your great ISO tutorial go? :(

- Jessi - said...

Aww I love it! Great Crop!

Patty Ann said...

I think I would have been afraid to go this close. This is amazing! And it completely lost a snapshot feel for me and became a moment to remember!!

Ashley Sisk said...

I love how you cropped this photo. It's very nice this way.

Jessica said...

Great edit! Love how you made the photo stand out! I also love your blog header with the cute photos! The first photo with the kid in the orange shirt made me laugh! :)