Thursday, April 14, 2011

Good To WOW Week 14–Faith Part 2

I always get so anxious to get my post up that I feel rushed to finish my edits.  I tried to slow down a little today and played with a few versions of my photo. 


Slight adjustments in Adobe Camera Raw (my first time so I didn’t go too crazy with the adjustments):GideonPrays

Clean edit and crop:GideonPraysCleanEdit


Clean edit with text added and a corner rounding action:GideonPraysCorners

Clean edit with radial blur added.  I moved the starter point of the blur (wondering if there’s an official name for that) to where his hands would be.  I then brushed over his hands to remove the blur there and added text.  (Probably should try this one with the cropped version.)GideonPraysBlur

Clean edit with a B&W gradient map and a second layer of a brown gradient map and text with a soft light blend mode:GideonPraysChocBW

Finally, I started once again with the clean edit (without the crop as you can see) then applied Pioneer Woman’s Vintage action, removed some of the vignette and added text.  Apparently this one is my favorite because when I look at it my throat tightens and a tear comes to my eye. 


Yes, it must truly be my favorite because this particular little “angel” has been a stinker all morning and in fact starting kicking at my laptop with his feet just as I finished this edit – and I didn’t throttle him.  I may need to make copies of this photo and plaster them all over the house today.

I can’t wait to see the other “faith” photos and am about to click the button. 



Ashley Sisk said...

Super sweet - I love your clean crop as well as your last edit. Very sweet.

Cedar said...

Love these! I like the last one best, also.

A trick I recently learned that you might already know is that if I lower the opacity on the vignette layer I don't have to erase as often. Just didn't even think of it as an option until recently so I thought I would pass it on.

Susan said...

Nicely done. I like your clean edit and the B&W. I think the last one would look great as a canvas.

Allison Hoffman said...

I love the simple beauty of your clean edit and crop - touching moment! can we keep them frozen like that??

Jill Samter Photography said...

i like the clean edit and crop the best. then the B&W edit :-D

JM PhotoArt said...

Such a Precious picture! Love how you captured so much emotion in him!

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

It doesn't get any sweeter than a child praying! Beautiful job!

AJ said...

Beautiful edits...such a sweet photo!

Sarah C. said...

Such a precious photo. :) My favorite edit is the last one - I like the darkened edges and the scripture verse.

Anonymous said...

So ridiculously cute! I especially love the black and white one.

Marfa said...

Such a sweet photo...was he really praying? Was that before lunch or dinner? Looks like he's sitting at the table.