Thursday, October 18, 2012

Enjoying fall while it's still here (and a before-and-after photo edit)

I've got some house and decor related posts planned for the next couple days/weeks. I'm also going to be making some design changes to the blog. It's feeling a little stale. In the meantime, let's just enjoy fall while it's here. In Minnesota, we don't have long before bitter winter creeps in.

For the photo people:
These  photos taken with Sony a65 camera and borrowed Sigma 105mm lens.

Same settings for each pic:
ISO 100

Interesting to note that you can get beautiful bokeh backgrounds at f3.5

For processing, I used the exact technique that I wrote about in this post: Fast and subtle editing technique step-by-step

And here is a before-and-after to demonstrate the processing. First pic is straight out of camera. Second is after editing in Photoshop. 


Sara @ Russet Street Reno October 18, 2012 at 8:01 PM  

That is an impressive before and after! I wish I had photoshop, I have to make do with picasa and other free options.

Brittany Sprague November 15, 2012 at 11:11 AM  

I had checked out your blog a few years ago but hadn't visited in a while and I'm glad I stumbled upon it again. I'm excited to be following along!
Awesome pictures. Looking forward to future posts.

kristi.w. November 15, 2012 at 11:14 AM  

Hi Brittany! Thanks for the comment. I appreciate it! :)

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