Saturday, February 5, 2011

before and after

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Pin It I've been having some fun trying out my new Florabella LUXE II actions, so thought I'd post a before - middle - and after.
Obviously (!!) the bottom of the 3 is the SOOC image *yuck*. It was late in the day, just as it was getting dark, during rain (we were under cover) and with almost no available light.

The middle image is my clean edit using levels and curves, and skin retouching/softening. I didn't mess with the colors or tones because I planned on running an action next.
The top image is my edit with Florabella "Pollyanna - city girl" run on it. Seriously, I think I tried all the actions from the set on this image, and I liked them all. It was extremely hard to choose which one to go with!! I decided on one that was a little more dramatic than soft, because I think it suits this particular image best.

This image was definitely not shot in the best of circumstances, and was right at the end of the session. But I liked it so much, I thought it was worth saving! And it gives me some good practice editing a tough shot.  Surprisingly, not really much time had to be spent on this one to go from blah to beautiful!

All the way down at the end, is the same image with a texture applied to give it a more painterly look.

Image with texture


Lisa said...

LOVE seeing the before and after images, and the final edit is really beautiful!
I bought the actions as well, but have not played with them yet, so I enjoyed seeing your edits.

Georgianna said...

Gorgeous, Sylvia! I remember when you first shot this – it was a really gloomy day but you still captured beautiful images. How great to know you can salvage even the tricky ones with your wonderful editing and then Shana's terrific actions. Life savers for Northwest photographers! :)

Have a great weekend. xo – g

Brandi said...

Beautiful! It's amazing what a talented photographer (such as yourself!) can do with a photo I'd probably cry over. So inspiring!

I just bought the Vintage and Color & Haze actions from Florabella earlier this week, and it's so lovely. I'm having a lot of fun playing with them.

Jazzy E (hivennn) said...

Stunning. x hivennn

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