Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Today's the day, let's live it up, I got my mind: it's made up

Today my brother's, the eldest that has traipsed across the world with his family, movers arrive.  He and family arrive later this week... how strange it is to think that for the first time in so long he will be living only 20 min away, instead of Bahrain, across the country or who names it.  So if for no other reason: Today's going to be a good day. 

Anywhooo and onward to the editing challenge!



To start I brought up the light and high lights some.  I messed with the white balance a bit.  Then I was off to mess with color levels (Saturated them a bit) and added just a tinsy bit of "glow" effect.  Then I did a B&W through filtering through a deep blue-ish purple.  All done with Picasa, google's free image editor.

(Again, this is not my shot but provided so that the edits are on equal playing grounds. )


  1. You did a great job on this edit- it's such a lovely photo.

  2. That's great, that your family is all going to be close to you. I'm very attached to my own family, so I can understand why today is going to be a good day. :)

    I love the softness of your black and white edit. The faint blue tones really make this a unique edit!

  3. Breathtaking edit! It actually drew my eye in from the thumbnail collection.