You see, I have TWO different "carnivals" (is that the right word? I'm so out of the bloggy loop) I want to participate in today. And I simply cannot decide. So I am posting twice (!!) in one day. Don't get too excited now.
First of all, I Heart Faces is having a constructive feedback thingy today (not sure that's what they call it exactly) . . .
and I would really love to get better at taking pictures. And they have some GOOD picture-takers over there. Sounds like a winning combination to me.
Here's the picture I took this morning. This is SOOC (I just learned today that means "straight out of camera")
Now if I knew anything about my camera, I could tell you the "settings" and sound more intelligent than I actually am. But since I don't really have a clue, here's all I do know: the little letter at the dial on the top was "P" and the ISO was 400.
Clearly I am a marvel of photography expertise.
Now here's the same picture with a few changes in Photoshop.
I started by cropping it a little. Then the image felt a little warm to me, so I used PW's 'cooler' action. I lightened slightly, and ran CoffeeShop's "little perk" action.
And then I uploaded the picture and it looked almost the same. So I changed the coloring to make it a little 'edgier.' Because if nothing else, I like to give off the illusion of being cool.
Clearly I need help.
I was talking about with my picture. Geez.
*Edited to add: sorry my edit is awful. I was trying to hurry and post this because i thought "oh no they can only take the first 50 to link up and 500 people entered the contest this week!!" But clearly I had time, and this is no excuse for poor photo editing skillz. . .