Weekly Photo Challenge: Up

On August 26th, 2011, The Daily Post Photo Challenge theme is: Up. 

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To the top of the stairs.

Looking up the stairs to where my cat is hanging out.

Caught by a strand of web.

Hundreds of plant seeds were in the air the day I took this picture, continuing a delicate late-summer journey up into the cloudless sky. This one remained, caught by a thin strand of cobweb.

Here’s to hoping summer lasts forever.

25 °C/77 °F, outside today. Not a cloud in the sky. I laid down on the front lawn using the grass as a cushion for this shot. The single tree in our front yard makes for an OK sunshade.

July Memories

Final image.

For the first part of July, I traveled with my family to La Loche, Saskatchewan. Under the porch we found an adorable litter of puppies. Sadly the puppies’ mother barely acknowledged their presence. The puppy in the picture above was the weakest of the litter, and my favorite. He was an absolute sweetheart. His personality really began to show at the end of our stay.

My brother took the shot above. The first image is the original, and the second is the one I’ve touched up. I took out the reddish tint, and then evened out my skin tone, and smoothed my skin. Finally I touched up the eyebrows subtlety. It’s cute how we got a photo at the exact moment the puppy decided to yawn.

Touched up.

This photo is of me combing the beach for shells at Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal. The day was overcast, windy, and not so warm. I’m hoping August brings nicer weather for Canada.

The first shot again had a slight red tinge, so I removed that. I also evened out my hair, slimmed down my shirt, and tucked in the sides of my shorts that were slightly sticking out. I then finished off with the name of the place in the top right corner.

As always, click on the photos to see the full, much more clear version. More photos and edits coming soon!





And here is the result! I’ve touched up the photo of the girl in the last post, you can see a dramatic difference in her smile, and around her eyes. Her hair is also a tinge more red, and her skin tone is more flattering.

This is fun.

(P.s. Click the photo for a more clear version.)

Tall White Chocolate Mocha…and a photo.

Life isn’t complete without a daily dose of Starbucks. Drinking a White Chocolate Mocha right now as I’m posting this….mmmmm.

Okay so I found a picture of a girl on this website. Now to see what I can change (for practice! I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with this individual’s face or photo :))

First off, the lighting in this photo is decent, which makes it more straightforward to edit right from the start. The main points in this photo I’d like to fix would be her hair (lots of strays, unevenly shaped), the area around her eyes (eyelashes, the lines underneath), and her teeth (whitening).

Check back later to see the result!