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.


Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Disappointing to Passable with Software

Night vision

a bit of exposure adjustment

HDR ish

Kearstyn designed this one, she is 6.

exposure and saturation

exposure and saturation/ drop frame

exposure and drop frame

holgoish and cinema

cinema and HDRish

over sharp, exposure, HDRish and cinema

slight exposure and drop frame

exposure and drop frame
I took these photos in a time of sever angst and depression, it was nearing dark and they didn't turn out so well, for some reason I kept clicking anyway. When I looked at them on the computer screen I was very disappointed. Then I decided to use what software I have available and see what I could do. I did all of the work on Picnik, I rather like the results. Tell me what you think.


  1. these are just awesome...I wish I had the eye that you do......i love you...As always...XOXOXOXO

  2. Thank you sweetheart. These were a great disappointment art the beginning , but also gave me a challenge, brought me out of my self pity in a hurry.....

  3. These are so very interesting... my favorite is the first one in green.. Sometimes what we think are disappointment art work can be beautiful to another... just proves that beauty is the eye of the beholder!

  4. Loved all of them..I love the colors, tones and perspective you capture. ~blessings

  5. Sparkle; thank you, you are right about that. I struggled with these but I was determined to create. I was astonished when I turned it all off and came back later. I almost didn't recognizes my own work, and I liked what I saw.

    Thank you Jessica,<3

  6. They are spectacular Jan! A total feast for the eye!

  7. Spectacular baby, nature photography is d best...i love them.


  8. great stuff .. what software is are you using and are you on a mac - cheers ?

  9. Thanks Tbaoo, this is just Picnik and I'm on a Windows PC.

  10. Yeah Picnik can do wonders. Anyways, you must have the eye to make it work for your benefit...and I should say you succeeded! Wonderful!!!


  11. I love Picnik thank you FherYmas for the compliment, My photos are a lot of fun for me.

  12. Wow, water and mountains???? LOVE THEM!

  13. On my way to my favorite spot we drove by the mountains with fog laying in the valleys. It was awesome to look at. I hopped out in the street to take a few shots. Then off to the water...

  14. Hello Jan.
    You certainly appear to be having a lot of fun.
    Love these!
    Thanks for sharing. Appreciate your visits too.

  15. I have often found that photos that were disappointing at the time I took them, could be tweaked with editing software into some interesting results. I remember one photo in particular, totally dark, and when I lightened it up extremely, there was an image of my grandson being held by his Gramps...and the look on Dunc's face was one that was precious...

    Here is the link to that photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/cathyjonesdesigns/5090016063/in/set-72157623599387653

    One thing about photography...it is always surprising! :D


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