4.25.2009

before & after :: beach edition

Three little shots straight out the camera (SOOC) of the cutest little girl in the world. Spoken like an unbiased mother, I know. Portraits on the beach are a little cliche, however, this was an actual snapshot while on vacation in Key West. Completely, unintentional and absolutely great. The timing was just right. We happened to be there at dusk, while the sun was setting which provided a fantastic background. I love shooting at this time of the day. 

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no.1 I love that look!

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no. 2

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no. 3

Well, the photo shoot wouldn't be complete without a Picnik. Eventhough, I absolutely adore the expression on her face in the first one I'll pick no.2 for this editing session. It seems to be telling a better story...it's more photojournalistic.

For this next session you'll need the updated version of Picnik for a minimal charge per year. It's worth it because the effects are great. Come on, whip out the wallet.

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no. 1 :: polaroid with a grey vignette @ 63/18/19

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no. 2 :: cross process no fading

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no. 3 :: Reala 400, no fading

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no. 4 :: ortoni-ish, no fading and no vignette

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no. 5 :: orton-ish, no fade with vignette @ 60/12/65

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no. 6 :: infra-red, fading the effect to 65%

Each effect on Picnik has a "fade" option. You'll see a set of sliders that you can either keep the effect at 100 percent of its power or fade it for a softer effect. If you're wondering what the numbers mean after the vignettes, they stand for strenghth/size/fade. 

Looking back at my work, I still love the shot SOOC. I would possibly add a very light vignette if at all and hang it on my wall. But, if I were going for a more artistic look, I still would chose my all time favorite, the polaroid. So, there you have it our second Picnik in two weeks. Have yourself one and let's see what you've done. 

6 comments:

  1. I really like picture no 1, but that is interesting how everything in the picture changes. I am lucky to get any photo posted so I am not brave enough to try that site. Maybe someday though.

    God bless. And totally avoided the fishees today. Okay I did glance at them, but no counting. Sigh.

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  2. That IS the cutest little girl in the world. Oh my!

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  3. You are so not biased!! She is so freakin' adorable!!! As always...love the photos! Because of you...I checked out Picnik AND did the membership!! Hope all is well down there!

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  4. I love your photos...and your daughter's pretty cute, too!

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  5. Adorable pictures & adorable baby! I'm lovin the sunshiney look of #2 :o)

    One question though if you don't mind... can you tell me why you prefer Picnik over Photoshop? Just curious!

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  6. soooooo sweet!!!!! k had that little top.....love it. and what sweet weeeee girl!!!!!!

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Thank you.