Thursday, February 25, 2010

Before and After...

We spent Saturday in downtown Vancouver. I'm not sure what I was thinking, but I left my 50mm 1.8 lens on my camera. That was my first mistake. I really missed the zoom capabilities. I had heard about the chain link fence around the Cauldrons, but didn't think about the 271 kazillion people that were going to be downtown on a Saturday. Needless to say, there were not many photo ops with the massive crowds and 7 children in tow! Oh well, you win some and you lose some. I lost.

So here is my shot. Almost all of them are pathetic. I'm sure the sweet lady in this picture was happy when I clicked this one. Isn't her little girl cute?
The tree adds a special touch too. Not sure why I didn't move over a bit.
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Usually I don't even bother editing pictures that aren't that great to begin with. It's just too time consuming. But I thought I'd give it a try. I decided to crop the life right out of the picture. And then use that handy cloning tool and clone out that tree. CLONE. What a strange word. I rarely use this tool. It was late when I was working on this so please excuse the crooked crop.
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**Edited with Photoshop Elements 6

Pixel Perfect has some great before and after photos today!

I'm hoping to get to my "final Olympic post" at some point today!
I'm sure you will be waiting with baited breath.
Or not!

9 comments:

lovingmylife said...

Wow! That's quite the edit! Great job. How did you get the branch out of the there?

Geerts said...

Great edit!

Julie said...

Loving my life, I Cloned it out :)

loki photography said...

Considering what you were starting with, I think you did a great job!

3LittleMonkeys said...

Wow...amazing shot. It must have been neat to see it in person!

Arizona Mamma said...

Really, will you bottle up your talent/knowledge and send it to me?

Lisa said...

JULIE! I am here like every other day, in case you AREN'T addicted to sitemeter and tracking your visitors. :) Just thought I would pop in to say hey and I love you and also I'M SO JEALOUS THAT YOU WENT TO THE OLYMPICS. Hope you are having a great, great day, Miss Julie! Love to the Gang! And hey, good photos! You are quite the camera whiz. Come teach me how to use mine!!! Bye for now, my friend!

Pixel Perfect said...

Great work with the cloning! I love that we can do that these days!

Tracy said...

WOW!!!! GREAT JOB!!! That cloning had to be tedious.

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