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.


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


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

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

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

  4. Happy Birthday to you a day early!

    Love these edits! Very creative.

  5. Tanyia, 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

  6. 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. :)

  7. I like the second photo very much...

    And Happy Birthday ♡

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

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

    Thanks for sharing your creativity.

  10. 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!

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

  12. 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.

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

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. These look terrific Ann!
    xo Catherine

  17. 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.

  18. 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

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

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

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

  22. 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?

  23. 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

    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

    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

  24. 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!

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

  26. Lin well, yeah the 21st was and thanks

    Antonella thank you very much

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

  28. 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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