Saturday, February 23, 2008

Weekend Snapshot




This is a photograph I took today after a bit of snow yesterday. This is the view outside my home office window.

Below is another photograph I took back in 2005 from the same window. I edited it in a photo editing software. Can you see what I did?

First I got rid of all the electrical cables (unfortunately in my neighborhood electrical lines are above ground - it's an old neighborhood). It took me a long time to erase them all.

Then I added a flare. It looks like the sun is coming through the branches of the evergreen across the street, doesn't it?

Then I used a filter to add some noise to the picture.

What do you think? I'd love some feedback...

theteach


18 comments:

Sandy Carlson said...

Mary,
I love what you did. You're good at what you do. What software do you use? I like the way you brightened the day, too.

crazy working mom said...

Wow, what a great job you've done. Looks like you put a lot of time and effort into this photo. :)

Great job. I love it.

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

I couldn't do this. How awesome. Great job. Have a great day Teach. :)

Gandalf & Grayson said...

You also got rid of the van! Clever!! Now, can you replace it with a Mercedes?

WillThink4wine.com

MamaArcher said...

WOW you did a great job!!!! It lets you see the view you wish you had.

**"Liza"** said...

ohh wow this is awesome! i love the second one by the way.wonderful entry for this week theme.Have a great weekend..;)

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byrningbunny said...

Very cool. I felt like I was reading Highlights magazine and looking for all the hidden pics. lol

I'm jealous of your talent.

I FINALLY posted my message in a bottle. I don't have any of your talent with photoshop.

napaboaniya said...

Wow, those are pretty good edits. Removing all the red eye reductions in all my daughter's photos drives me senseless at times already :P

I'm really glad you like the sand written name :)

Mimi Lenox said...

The second pic is amazing. The bubbles remind me of The Wizard of Oz. A beautiful witch is about to step out of the bubble?

I stopped by to tell you that.....Your message bottle is now afloat in the vast blogosphere ocean. You are Message In a Bottle #13.

Message In a Bottle #13

Mimi Lenox said...

And Message #14.

Message In a Bottle

Simone said...

It looks good.

I am learning that you to to be careful not to edit too much as other parts of the picture can lose their quality. That is where layering in photoshop helps - but I still have not gotten the hang of it totally.

Anonymous said...

Delightful. Delovely. Looks kind of cold though. Brrrrrr. :D

- Anne

Maddy said...

Well thanks for the walk through - I thought it was just too early in the morning and I needed to clean my bifocals! Maybe I need some software too, or perhaps just a kick up the hard drive.
cheers

the teach said...

Thanks everybody for visiting! Esp. Anne, I thank you here, because I can't visit you. :D

julia said...

The flare adds a lot of interest to the photo. And the missing electrical lines give the true subject its due. Nice job.

Travis said...

I like both photographs. But the re-touched one reminds me how much these photoshop programs have to offer.

I've got so many old photographs that can use some help. That's my summer project.

Roger said...

Great photos Mary! Nice touches on 'em!!

Hey it's Amy Shipp said...

Great job, I am impressed! I love what you did. :)