This week, we’d like you to think about the various ways you create your images. Show us the same subject captured using multiple, different approaches.Tina Schell
Celebrating Independence Day
Happy July 4th to everyone. I want to thank all our Veterans for defending our freedom.
We appreciate the opportunities to have fun with family and friends as we celebrate our freedoms together once again in 2021. Here are some photos from past celebrations put on in the city park in the small town of Woodlake, CA. I have wiled away a couple hours playing in Photoshop Elements 15. The little program does more than you think.
I added a diffuse glow filter and used the shape tool to make stars. I picked colors from the picture. Her shirt matched the train almost exactly. I’m not sure it’s better, but it is different. The background is busy either way.
Since the biggest problem with this one is busyness, I tried the Depth of Field to blur the background. Using short, small increments of changes I got close to what I wanted. I fixed the rest with the smudge tool.
Even though I love the colorful look of the first photo, The embossed look brings out the girl’s hair which is almost unnoticed in the first picture. Her friend’s fingers take on a dragon-look, which is kind of cool.
Kids don’t get much cuter than when they are having fun. I wanted to focus in on this little guy, so I cropped the picture and added the Depth of Field Fun Effect in Photo Shop Elements.
What do you do with a perfect face? The background is already nicely blurred. Nonetheless, I cropped the picture to make a square in case Becky B ever has a Faces Square. Then I added a plastic wrap filter to keep her forever young and turn her into a doll.
- July Story Chat: “Sometimes a Miracle” a family medical drama by Gary A. Wilson.
- Writer’s Quotes Wednesdays Writing Challenge. There’s still plenty of time to talk about Vacations. If you entered Sunday Still’s Challenge this week you can double dip and post a link to your post on WQWWC #30: Vacations.
- #WQWWC 32 will be hosted by Terri Webster Schrandt of Sunday Stills. Thanks, Terri.
- PPAC #3 on Friday and is hosted by me this week. There’s still lots of time to play over at Cee’s blog PPAC #2
Thank you Lisa Coleman from Our Eyes Open – the Bird Weekly Challenge for designing my new ID card to give people when I’m out taking pictures at car shows and other public events.