Thursday, October 7, 2010

Pixel Perfect Blog Hop

Welcome to this week's blog hop! This past weekend, my kids, husband and I were at a Family Rrtreat sponsored by our Air Force base. We had a fantastic time and I even got the chance to go off by myself for a little while and take pictures. Nature/landscape photography isn't really my thing, but here is a shot of the lake where we were staying.


I knew that I needed to liven up the colors a bit but I also wanted to try something I don't usually do. So, after the usual changes in ACR (exposure, contrast and vibrance) I opened the image in PSE 7 and tried the Action: CoffeeShop Cross-Processing. I played around with a few of the layers (contrast boost, blue and green to really play up the water and the grass.) I think it's a bit over saturated with the colors, but it definitely shows off the land and water!
Let me know what you think!? And stop by Pixel Perfect for more edits and to pick your favorite for this week!

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  1. Oooo....I'm loving the blue of the water!!

  2. Wow - your edit is exactly what this photo needed!

  3. Beautiful edit! Love how you brought out the colors.

  4. I like over saturated landscape photos! I think you did a great job with your edit.

  5. I love it, the bright blues and greens make it seem very post-card worthy!

  6. I don't think the colors are overdone. I would have done the same thing.