2009-08-25

WW: Up a Tree

I wrote this big story about how I used to use Photoshop, then I didn't, then I finally got it again. I reread the story...it was boring....and mostly pointless.....so instead I give you this...


Here is my I Heart Faces shot from this week (Nostalgia theme...here is my post about it)

I received several questions on how I got the shot....

Here is what it looked like straight out of the camera (SOOC)


this is actually a very short peach tree if you look at the SOOC shot you can see the ground at the base of the tree
the fork in the tree is actually about 4 feet up. I stood on the ground on the opposite side of the tree from Tommy and leaned over it.
The fact that it was dark hid the ground below him (mostly), and by standing at such an angle over Tommy I was able to really create the effect that we were both perched precariously.


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And just so Jack doesn't feel left out here is another shot from the same day first as posted then SOOC...enjoy!!

As posted (here)

SOOC

Amazing what a little cropping and some creative editting can do!!

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21 comments:

  1. hours of the night!!

    so, you were standing in the tree - right?

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  2. Great pictures! I am trying to learn Photoshop Elements and love the things I can do with it.

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  3. i love editing photos!!

    my ww: http://mcclurefamilyspace.blogspot.com/

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  4. Very interesting and fabulous photos!

    Happy WW!

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  5. Great shots! He does look like he is way above ground!

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  6. THose pictures are great! WHat a cutie pie! Happy WW :)

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  7. I had NO idea that pictures could be altered to be so special. Wow!

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  8. I know exactly what you mean! My favorite part is editing and turning a simple looking picture into something so much more eye popping! I love your creative side. :)

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  9. Yup, a tutorial is definitely in order. I will try the downloadable actions like you said, but I have a feeling I will still need some help!

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  10. They are wonderful photos! You did an amazing job editing them!

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  11. Great job with the editing. I need to get more creative and step outside the box!

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  12. Great shots and cropping. I especially love the blueberry picking shot. That is a classic.

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  13. Seriously amazing shots and editing!

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  14. I'll say. Great job. THanks for showing us that...cause I was one of the one wondering:)

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  15. Those turned out absolutely amazing! Love the effects...now you're making me want to play with PhotoShop more than I do, because right now I just do the very very basics...who knew it could be so fun? ;)

    Happy WW! :)

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