Monday, August 4, 2014

Gerbera daisies and some photo fun...

(edit-desaturate, PicMonkey tranquil 50%, Kim's just a touch texture, lighten 30% opacity)

Now that I'm "out of the closet" about not owning any photo editing programs, 
(I guess I was embarrassed and felt like I was a photography phony since I don't own Photoshop or Lightroom),
I'm including a brief description under each photo of how I edit my photos using PicMonkey.
( I subscribe to their inexpensive "royale" upgrades.  I think it was $33 for a year.)
When I did own Photoshop, before switching over to my Macbook Pro, 
I took a great online course from Kim Klassen on using textures.
For Lightroom owners she is offering a complimentary course on Lightroom beginning next week!

I received these beautiful gerbera daisies from one of my daughters for my birthday
and enjoyed photographing them.
It's a lovely way to keep the memory of the flowers long after they fade away.

 (edit-desaturate, Kim's 1301 texture, screen mode, 30% opacity)

Aren't they lovely?

(edit-desaturate, PicMonkey's tranquil, 40%, Kim's cora texture, screen mode, 20% opacity)



still following,

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27 comments:

  1. I like the different perspectives and enjoyed reading your processing steps.

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  2. I really like the second photo! <3

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    1. Thanks, Brandee! I'm sure excited to meet you face to face at Jumping Tandem!

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  3. Your photos are always so gorgeous...just figured you were a photography pro...which you are!
    Mary Alice

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  4. Thanks, Mary Alice! I just haven't invested in a new copy of photoshop since I switched to my Mac computer.

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  5. I never tire of Gerberas....I was thinking today that I should go back through my photos and put together a photobook of just Gerberas! :-) Their centers are always fascinating to me, not to mention the great variety of colors. (As I commented before, I use PicMonkey frequently, although I seem to have way too many editing programs...no Lightroom, though.) Your photos are truly lovely.

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    1. Thank you, Evelyn! I tend to be more creative minded than technical minded so it works for me!

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  6. I've heard plenty of good things about PicMonkey - so glad you found it. The gerbers look so pretty - good work!

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  7. I had a good writing friend recommend PicMonkey. :) I like it and my favorite picture is the last one. The purple is just exquisite! Blessings, Elizabeth~~

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    1. Julie, I'm more creative minded than technically minded so PicMonkey is a good fit for me at this time.

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  8. Those Gerberas are so pretty !
    Lovely editing !
    Have a nice week,
    Sylvia

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    1. Thanks, Sylvia! I appreciate the encouraging comment!

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  9. These are so lovely. Who cares what editing program you use. It's the end result that counts.

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    1. Thanks, Marilyn. That's encouraging!

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  10. What a beautiful birthday gift. The flowers are wonderful. Your photography and your editing is stunning. It is the person behind the tools that does the creation. And, you do.

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  11. You do know how to compose beautiful images, whether or not you use certain tools. I've saved birthday and Christmas money gifts to put toward photography, but sometimes it's seemed like it takes a long time to add up. I do think your artist's eye is much more important than anything you can buy :)

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    1. Sharon, I've gotten my camera and lenses for Christmas and birthdays, so I totally relate!

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  12. Oh my, those are simply stunning shots. I love daisies of any kind and the color of these are luscious! Great composition and edits!

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  13. Beautiful! I love the way you use textures and effects to make your wonderful photography 'pop'! I'm just beginning to learn the basics of picmonkey. I haven't subscribed to Royale yet, but think I may soon.
    ~Adrienne~

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  14. What a lovely color to begin with. Your edits are really great.

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  15. Gerbers are one of my all time favorites. Don't you feel free now, coming out about PicMonkey ;-)

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