Tuesday Photo Challenges

I absolutely adore light! I love flare! I love 5 pm on any given day because of the golden light it produces. I was taking a picture of my new drumset when the sun was just STREAMING through the window. Sun is LOVE and BEAUTY!


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Also for the Touch Up Tuesday and Shutter Love, my last year’s Bubbles Photo. Do you know how FREAKING hard it is to shoot bubble self portraits??? It was probably one of the most challenging self-portraits I have ever done and that’s considering I’ve done blowing fans ( that’s tough too), Avatar/Na’vi, jump and clone self portraits. And I still have to say bubbles is a bitch when you’re shooting yourself, because of all the multitasking you have to do with the remote and blowing bubbles at the same time. This was the only accpetable shot out of hundreds. I didn’t help that I look like a moron blowing bubbles. haha!

 

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What I did was some split toning in Lightroom ( yellow on highlights and blue on shadows), brightened it up, upped saturation, added some clarity, and touched up the background to look slightly darker with the brush tool.

AFTER

Touch Up Tuesday's at the Paper Mama

I also loved this shot below so much that I combined the two, and I think it really improves both the photos.

The Final Product. I hate how when I post bigger photos, they go way outside of the area where they have to be. So I am forced to post small ones. I will be redesigning the template even more to fit larger photos, since this is turning into more of a photography blog than I thought.

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19 Comments

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    Michelle
    January 11, 2011 at 5:05 PM

    Love the finished bubble shots! And that sun flare is amazing!

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    ali
    January 11, 2011 at 5:14 PM

    love the bubbles… very beautiful shots.

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    Jill
    January 11, 2011 at 5:17 PM

    SPECTACULAR!

    that sunflare shot is GORGEOUS and so are you!

    how are you feeling? any news?

    blessings,
    jill

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      E
      January 11, 2011 at 9:10 PM

      Thank you, Jill!

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    Love and Life
    January 11, 2011 at 5:20 PM

    Great photos! xo

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    LIzzi S.
    January 11, 2011 at 5:22 PM

    Your sun flare is amazing! And yes, bubbles are so much harder to shoot than you’d think!

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      E
      January 11, 2011 at 9:02 PM

      It’s not the bubbles per se that was hard for me. It was shooting a self-portrait while blowing bubbles. Yikes! The easiest is shooting kids’ bubbles…so much fun!

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    Ambrosia Clark
    January 11, 2011 at 5:30 PM

    Sun flare is my absolute favorite!!!
    GREAT job on it! I love your beauty shot! Its perfection!
    And you bubbles are really fantastic too =]

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    Faith
    January 11, 2011 at 6:43 PM

    I LOVE your flare!! So pretty.

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    Kristy Life n Reflection Photography
    January 11, 2011 at 7:05 PM

    Love your bubbles shots!

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    Jhen.Stark
    January 11, 2011 at 8:48 PM

    Whoa! That sun flare is definite LOVE! Perfect!

    And I think your bubbles shot is so very pretty! Organic and pretty!

    Thanks for linking up with In Love this week!!!!!

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    Angel
    January 11, 2011 at 9:02 PM

    You have got to be one of my favorite ladies to follow! I love all of your shots! Simply stunning :]

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      E
      January 11, 2011 at 9:06 PM

      AAAAwwwwww!!! You don’t know how much that means to me! 😀

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    Ashley Sisk
    January 11, 2011 at 10:26 PM

    That self portrait is genius! So worth all the shots.

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    Summer Crosbie
    January 11, 2011 at 11:36 PM

    Love your bubble shot! Love how you did the edit.

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    Elena C. :)
    January 12, 2011 at 5:15 PM

    Love the pics!
    + knowing you it was just a matter of time before you’d start posting more and more pictures 🙂

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      E
      January 12, 2011 at 5:41 PM

      Haha you’re right! Photography is a part of me and there’s a whole community out here. But I did resolve to write a Lot as well and I intend on following through.

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    Katie
    January 12, 2011 at 6:29 PM

    I just adore the bubble photos! They are so pretty and you’re such a doll! 🙂

    xoxo
    Kate

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    Stephanie
    January 13, 2011 at 7:30 PM

    Love the bubbles!! Very cute!

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