Sunday, March 20, 2011

More editing

Doing the before and after challenge the other day got me in the mood to do some more creative edits. That also translates into my weekend didn't go according to plan. Yes I did do a little (and I do mean little) bit of cleaning, I did work on some craft projects, even finished one. Mostly I laid around, took naps and did a whole lot of nothing. It was rather nice.
So today I'm going to give you a couple more edits I did.

This was taken in the back yard. Just as I was taking the picture the bird started to fly away. Couldn't have worked out better.


now I have a before and after. I was outside enjoying the warmer weather yesterday and just thought the sky looked rather pretty. 


The textured overlay that I used in all of these was one that I got from Shadowhouse Creations. Amazing stuff over there and he generously offers it all for free.

30 comments:

Tanyia said...

Ohhhh Ann, I love the second after... that should be framed it is beautiful! OH AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY TOMORROW!!!!!!!!

all in caps so EVERYONE SEES THAT TOMORROW IS YOUR BIRTHDAY!!!!! <3

Jean said...

Ann, These are lovely images. The first one with the "bird in flight" is my favorite!

Jean said...

WHAT??? It is your B-Day tomorrow???

Happy...Happy Birthday! Hugs and more Hugs!!!-D)

Bossy Betty said...

Happy Birthday to you a day early!

Love these edits! Very creative.

Ann said...

Tanyia, shhhhh...lol I already have a post scheduled for tomorrow saying it's my birthday.

jean thanks and thank you for the bday wishes too

bossy betty, thank you very mcuh

Sandee said...

Yes, we all know it's your birthday tomorrow. Too late.

I love the last shot a lot. That really spiced up the sky.

I'm glad you took a lot of time for yourself this weekend. That's important to do now and then.

Have a terrific day. My best to Duke. :)

Grace said...

I like the second photo very much...

And Happy Birthday ♡

Miawa said...

Very cool! I like

Ginny said...

They are all beautiful, but the first one is my absolute favorite, quite stunning!!!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Ann, They are all GREAT --but my fav is the middle one...

Thanks for sharing your creativity.
Hugs,
Betsy

BeadedTail said...

I like the mysterious look of the first photo. Great capture of the bird!

Sometimes weekends are meant for naps and laying around so glad you were able to enjoy it!

Philippa said...

Great images, Ann - the textures are great and you should be really proud of these! Hope you have a lovely day tomorrow - Happy Birthday!

FishHawk said...

I really hate adding to the chorus. For you already have more than enough, "Wow, great picture, Ann!;" "TOO CUTE!" and "Oh how I wish I could do the things you do," ringing in your ears, but the first and third images here are nothing short of truly outstanding. Yeah, it seems to be getting worse.

Jen said...

How gorgeous! Free?? That is my most favoritist word! I'm off to check that out - and thanks for sharing ;o)

Russ aka Grampy said...

Happy Birthday Ann. Tanyia told your secret. She didn't say how old you were. I'll leave it at that. The first and last pictures are my favorites.

Marg said...

I like the second one too. I like that pink hue in the sky.
Happy Birthday tomorrow. And I will even wish you another Happy Birthday on the real day. Take care.

Catherine said...

These look terrific Ann!
xo Catherine

Out on the prairie said...

Fun computer images, it can get reall fun it looks like. I forgot the challenge, I went out to Portland to babysit and hang out for the weekend.

Sandra said...

all three are simply gorgeous, edit or not edit, beautiful shots. i love trees against the sky and you had the perfect backdrop, God painted you a picture to capture for US. i love playing with photos, what PHUN

Donna said...

Wow!!!! Love these Ann! I'll have to go check out his textures...
And you Deserved a work-free weekend!! Glad you took it!
hughugs

Ann said...

Happy Birthday, Ann! Gorgeous pics - I especially love the middle one with the flecks of pink.

Sandee said...

♪♪Happy Birthday to you,♪♪
♪♪Happy Birthday to you,♪♪
♪♪Happy Birthday Dear Ann,♪♪
♪♪Happy Birthday to you.♪♪

Tammy said...

Happy Birthday!

DSS said...

Ann - I have to tell you that I had the most bizarre dream Saturday night while we were away. I woke up with the distinct knowledge that both Louis and Duke had escaped, and were on a trek together. Somewhat like that Disney movie.

They were safe, together, but we didn't know where they were and we were both terrified. And somehow we knew they were together.

Perhaps a few too many Mint Juleps were to blame?

Ann said...

sandee oh well. the down time is a definite necessity

grace, I always seem to like looking at the sky through the trees

miawa, thanks

ginny I rather liked that one myself

betsy thanks, sometimes I like to leave pictures as they are and sometimes I like to go crazy...lol

beaded tail that first one was actually a rather dull looking picture except for the bird and I wanted to sort of highlight it a bit

philippa thank you very much

fishhawk I'm seriously beginning to worry about you :) but thank you

Jen yes, free. He's quite talented and very generous. You should see some of his amazing work

russ thank you, that tanyia is a big mouth...lol

Marg, catherine, thanks

out on the prairie sometimes I lose all track of time when I'm playing. Babysitting huh. haven't done that in ages

sandra he's a wonderful artist and so generous to share his backdrops for our entertainment

donna you really should. he has some tutorials there too

ann thank you and thank you again :)

sandee, tammy, thank you so much

dss oh my that sounds like some dream but I can just imagine the adventures that Louis and Duke could have together :) Just how many mint juleps did you have...lol

Lin said...

It's your birthday???! Well, Happy Birthday, my friend and pally :)

I love Shadowhouse creations. It is one of the few places I go for layers. :) Can't wait to start my class!

Antonella said...

Oh, this is beautiful!! I love all the photo work you have been doing!
Hugs, antonella :-)

Ann said...

Lin well, yeah the 21st was and thanks

Antonella thank you very much

Tammy said...

These are such gorgeous images, Ann. I would love to learn how to use photoshop or something similar. It seems so difficult.

Ann said...

Tammy, thanks. It took me a while to get the hang of photoshop but once I figured it out, it is so much fun

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