I am someone who enjoys taking photos, my subjects are random, from bugs to babies. Photography is therapy for me, I have no real knowledge of the art, I am learning a bit here and there. I use an inexpensive camera.I simply love taking shots of interesting or beautiful things I see. I love the adventure of attempting to get the perfect shot. Please enjoy these photos and share them with your friends. For me the ultimate success is knowing someone may be amazed or made to smile.


Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Changing What Was: Month 3

Every month Anna Sides @http://othersideofanna5.blogspot.com/2012/01/changing-whats-real-month-3.html#more  will be show casing  a series of photos starting with the original and then several altered by soft ware. There will be a mr.Linky tool on her sight so that we can all check out each others photos and fun. This week I have chosen a photo of my daughter Rebecca and my grandson, taken a year ago as he awaited surgery. They are both laying heavy on my heart right now, it felt good to work with their photos.

Sunless tan, airbrush, soften paint by hand for focal.

sharpen 11,clarity21%,black&white blue,soften 30%, vignette size 70-strength 40%

clone,soften,focal black and white, vignette 100%

exposure-30%,clarity-21%,airbrush strong,holga-ish standard,cinema scope 

exposure -40%,clarity 11%,airbrush2%,Holga-ish 59% fade, %? grit

Film grain 100%, black and white/blue,frame/border

So there you have it .
Come on and join us, we have fun with this and sometimes get great results. which is your favorite, I have a tendency to lean toward the cinema scope. But my very favorite of these is the second to last  one. 


  1. Sounds fun, Jan. I bet all those models, actresses and others will be put to shame when we start airbrushing our pictures.


    Joy always,

  2. They sure will. Thanks Susan.

  3. Great pictures..and the effects are marvelous.

  4. cool effects...super sweet capture!

  5. Hey Jan! These are wonderful! I love the softness of the first one, but I also love the cinemascope. It was really neat how you did the 'before & after' with each photo. Thank you so much for participating!
    And thanks for reminding me about the linky tool! I completely forgot to put that in...duh :P Then, when I did add it, I had to re-format everything because blogger wouldn't let me put it at the end, it kept coming up in the middle of my post. Go figure. I will add your link, and again, thank you for joining in :)

  6. Hello Jan.
    I love what you've done with these. It's interesting to see the before & then the after to compare. I find myself smiling along.
    Great job!
    Thanks for sharing. I appreciate your frequent visits & comments too.
    Best wishes, my dear.

  7. Anna; thank you, I have a lot of fun doing this. Loves to you. Jan

    Andy; Thank you, I love playing with it. I love visiting your blog, you have managed to teach me to appreciate the romance genre a little better. I now read the ladies poetry with a different prospective as well. <3, Jan

  8. i hope these are members of actors equity ? great work :)

  9. I like the next to the last b&w grit. Looks like you had fun with this one Jan, hope it makes your thoughts of your daughter and grandson lie a bit easier on your heart.


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