{food for thought}
Be joyful always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances,
for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus. {1 Thessalonians 5:16-18}

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Shoot & Edit :: Week 2 {Good Morning}

mmmmmm... best part of waking up Ü
but it's a bit dull like me in the mornings,
so here is my shot from Tuesday...
how i brightened it up & then made it pop!!!
{Raw Edit}
Raw Edit
here is what i did in {Adobe Camera Raw}...
white balance: daylight
increased blacks
increased brightness
increased clarity
increased vibrancy
increased saturation

{Lustrous Pop Edit}
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and since i don't really have time to sit & play with editing right now {gotta get the oldest bean off to school} i decided to
try a new {to me} action, called Lustrous Pop from The Coffeeshop Blog {fabulous site that offers free actions!!!}
i tweaked the brightness & contrasts a bit & viola... i really do LOVE it! the rich dark tones in the coffee grounds &
bright pop of the background are just beautiful :)

so there you have it three solid images & two fun new ways to edit. i am just loving learning more & more about editing in Raw,
so many fantastic ways to ever so slightly tweak your color, clarity & vibrancy in an image.

more shoot & edit:

pop on over to Ashley's blog & link up for her part of Shoot & Edit...
& thanks for all the great/helpful tips Ashley & Jill!!!!

Be back this afternoon for You Capture...
theme this week {circles}!

Happy Thursday all!


Mom to 9 Blessings! said...

Awesome job with your edit! Love the 3rd one!

Kathleen said...

Wow! Great job! Actually, your SOOC was so good too! :)

Lexi said...

love these edits!! so very warm and love the color pop!

Michelle said...

Wow! Your sooc was awesome - and you defined and popped it just enough to be even better! Great job!!

(now I wish I liked coffee!)

jillconyers said...

Love the details and the fabulous texture of your final edit. Oh and yes...this is the best part of waking up :)

Winn (aka Koreen) said...

Great edit... so rich and dark and contrasty... all my favorite things. Plus? Coffee!!! :)

Ashley Sisk said...

Beautiful edits - I love the soft tones in your ACR edit but I love how you've captured the detail in your final edit. Nicely done.

Brooke said...

Great edits :D I like the RAW one in the middle, I think :D Although, they are all good!

love and life ♥ said...

Gorgeous edit! Everything pops so much more & you can really see the detail! Love it! xx

Joni said...

love these. i really enjoy how i can see all the details. great job with your edits.

A. Rogers photo said...

Great color and detailed food shot!

Mommy2Four said...

I love the richness in the browns.....great!

Tara said...

Great SOOC shot and wonderfully done edit! Love it.

Linda said...

I like the texture in the last edit but I like the raw edit too.

allisonhoffman said...

A great shot SOOC, I love all three!!

Kimberly said...

Love both edits, but I think I prefer the raw edit. But you gotta love free actions!

Karly said...

I love all the photos, especially the last edit. Not sure if it's coffee or chocolate, but I'm going to assume coffee and pretend chocolate because I have a hankering for some cocoa!

julie said...

GREAT "good morning" shot...LOVE the final edit

Faith said...

Love your RAW edit! :) Great shot.