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Friday, June 10, 2011

Foto Friday: Action

This week's theme for Foto Friday is action, which is actually something I'm quite horrible at capturing with my camera. My timing always seems to be off and all I wind up with is a big, sloppy blur. So I decided to interpret this in a different way and ran my own version of an action on a photo that I took during this past Sunday's on a whim road trip to Harpers Ferry (I promise to blog about it next week--I just haven't had a chance to go through and edit the rest of the photos yet).  Here's my edited shot, which I created in Picnik with the help of a free clip art image from Kitschy Digitals that I downloaded here.


And here's my original image so you can see where I was starting from:


Picnic doesn't really have "actions" like Photoshop, but there are several advanced features that can create similar results simply and easily once you get the hang of them.  For this particular photo, I did my version of a clean edit (adjusted the exposure, cropped the image) and then clicked "create" and then selected the "advanced" tab.  I  clicked on the "curves" tab and then selected "faded daguerreotype" preset and adjusted the fade to 10% so that a whisper of color peeked through, giving the impression of a hand-tinted image.  Last but not least I added the clip art image and played around with the settings until I was happy with the end result.  Not your typical definition of action, but I think it still works!

Be sure to check out the other lovely photos this week by clicking below; 
have a great weekend everyone!


6 comments:

Tonya said...

That is such a neat adaption of the original photo. I love Picnik! It's so much fun to play with!

Casey Martinez said...

BEAUTIFUL edit!! Love how old world that looks after editing!

Courtney K. said...

What a GREAT edit! It fits perfectly with the photo!

Ashley Sisk said...

Incredible processing. Definitely looks like an old photo.

Kim said...

I totally love that you interpreted the theme in a different way and put your own spin on it! That shot is great. It looks like it needs to be in a delicate gilded frame. That is exactly what it reminds me of.
Fantastic job! Thanks for joining in. :)

Sarah said...

Very cool. Great edit.

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