Wednesday, March 11, 2009

What Can I Say?

I'm bored.

It's 3:30 am, Levi is asleep in the swing because the little stinker adamantly refused to sleep anywhere else. As in, he fought going to sleep in his crib for two hours, despite a clean diaper and a full tummy. Even after putting him in the swing, he cried for a good ten minutes. Yeesh. He hasn't fought going to sleep like this for months. Hopefully tomorrow night will be better.

Anyway, to pass the time, I'm playing with, you guessed it, Photoshop. Again. I found my photos from Ecuador, which I haven't looked at for ages. So here we go. A photo I took of a cross in the old Hacienda we stayed in, with some beautiful pink flowers in front of it. First is the photo in full color.

Now we do the photo tinting again. Utilize the burn tool over the entire photo (darkens the photo a bit without losing any of the color).

Love it. I think I'll print this one...someday...

Speaking of the burn tool. Next is a photo I took of a native Mayan woman in a small market. I just think she looks so stately. So...I'm not sure what word I'm looking for, but she captures my imagination.

Unfortunately, the color is pretty washed out, and the statues on the table in the foreground kind of takes the attention away from the woman. Bring in the burn tool, run it across her and the statues in the foreground, without touching the great color in the tapestry behind her.

Suddenly she becomes the focus of the photo again. She looks even more like the matriarch that she first struck me as.

Burn tool officially earns a Yum.

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