Friday, 25 March 2011

Day 109

Today I had a Picnik! My shot for the day is this close-up of our veranda deck. I processed it in Photoshop first, making all the basic adjustments such as brightness, contrast, levels, curves, vibrance and saturation, and then applying an unsharp mask. I then uploaded it into Picnik's web-based photo editor and played around with some of the effects. I forget which ones I used, but I combined about half a dozen of them.

For comparison, here's the SOOC (the image straight out of the camera):

I also played around in Picnik with a couple of my old 365 shots, which I thought needed a bit of added 'oomph'. I'm very pleased with the results I got. I've added borders to them, but that was just in the spirit of experimentation to see what they looked like; I won't keep the borders.


  1. Great closeup. I really like the feather after.

  2. Wow! What a difference between those two first photos! Amazing what you can do ...
    I actually like BOTH flowers! The 'after' feather is lovely.

  3. Lovely. Aren't the colours in that feather incredible.

  4. I have to smile when you talk about not remembering what steps you took! I am constantly doing this, and then I will get something I like, and forget how to reproduce it!!
    Love the editing you did on these!

  5. That feather is too cool!