IN THE MEANTME---I was going to share something that I actually CAN control and something that I actually DO have a little knowledge of. If anyone is looking for a quick and easy way to enhance your photographs and you do not own Photoshop, then I would suggest picnik.com. You can get a whole battery of photo enhancing for free. For an additional $20something per YEAR you get even more photo enhancing abilities. They are quick, easy and oh-so-fun!
Here is a photo of my daughters that I cropped to show just them (and the table!). I then put the primary focus on the girls and blurred all the edges. I also toned down the color.
People think I "fixed" the log the kids are on, but this was actually a log my children stood on at the edge of the lake. That part is really true. I did enhance--or downplay--the color some and do some blurring of the edges. I love this picture!
In this one I enhanced the color. I wanted the wheat field to be very golden. I blurred the edges and I actually cropped a sixth person from the picture, since I only wanted my chlidren in the picture!
Here is the same picture and I used the "60's Look" idea. (Same dorky Robot picture tho!)
Now you see him.......
Now you don't. The magic of cropping!
I really am trying to get this blog thing down. Stick with me while I figure it out. In the meantime, check on Picnik.com and look at all the great things you can do!