I am someone who enjoys taking photos, my subjects are random, from bugs to babies. Photography is a kind of therapy for me, I have no real knowledge of the art, I am learning a bit here and there. I use an inexpensive camera almost always on auto focus. I have been using some software lately to enhance, usually this is only when I shoot people. 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.

CLICKING ON EACH PICTURE WILL ENLARGE THEM.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Changing What's Real-Month 4

Every month Anna Sides hosts @http://othrsideofanna5.blogspot.com, will be show casing a series of photos starting with the original and then several altered by software. There will be a Mr. Linky tool on her sight so that we can share the fun.

I have done several different photos of Henry for this month. I had forgotten that I used a photo of Henry last month. This Month on Valentine's Day Henry will turn 3 years old. I felt it as appropriate to put something together to honor this little boy who teals the heart of everyone who meets him. Henry is beautiful, sweet and innocent and has Severe Cerebral Palsy.

Redeye; esposure,darken; matte, light red, strength 70%

           Redeye,focal soften, reverse, focal pixelate; doodle; stickers; vignette red, 20%fade.

Newsprint; exposure-10%,contrast+10;dots&dots,dot size 2;fade17%, hardlight.

      crop;exposure-10%,shadow 13,contrast 13,vignette green and black

teethe whitener;airbrush,fade20%; stickers
No work on this one...Henry's 2nd Birthday.

Now I would like to present to you the Red Rose of Valentine's Day. A gift for each of you, to show you the love I have for you.


boost 55%;soften 98%;fade33%

texture,subtract2

holga-ish, blur edges 46%,grain 98%, fade 35% 

hsl filter, hue 44.7,saturation 20.17, lightness-2.3; cinema scope 

adjustable threshold, black-.34,white .65 darken

Hypnotic

           Happy Valentine's Day to you all.
                                         May you find love and light;
                                                        on this lover's day.

37 comments:

  1. Damn the effects f rose bud was awesome...I want each f them...just lovely...
    Your experimentation s kool Jan..


    Love
    Mani

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    1. Thank you Mani, I loved doing them.

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  2. All of the photos of Henry are just precious! He is so handsome :) The roses are incredible Jan. I really like the one that came out purple, using the adjustable threshold. Great job and thank you for participating this month!

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    1. I liked that one too, but I think my favorite of the roses is the hypnotic. I lost it for a minute after I got it done, almost missed getting on here....Thank you.

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  3. psssttt...don't forget to add your link so others can see your beautiful work Jan :)

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  4. Beautiful photos Jan and I love the effects that you have created!

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    1. Thank you, enjoyable endeavor I must say.

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  5. Henry is just the cutest boy <3 I love what you did with the effects and I really love the one that you didn't change. The rose is awesome too, so many beautiful effects from one picture. Just stunning.

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    1. Thank you SJ, Henry is so lovable, I love working with his photos, makes me smile and cry all at once. the roses were a lot of fun, took me hours to do only because I kept getting embroiled in the experimentation....

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  6. Ohhh my gosh, the sweetest boy ever! Wonderful photos celebrating him.

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    1. Thank you, I think we'll keep him...lol

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  7. Hi Jan I really enjoyed this. It is a lot of fun to play with our images, isn't it lol!!!
    I do not know if it was mentioned but your take on the rose looks like a pair of lips, very appropriate for Valentine's Day


    http://jpweddingphotograpy.blogspot.com/2012/01/beautiful-ladies-of-ocean-drive-in.html

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    1. Thank you Jim, no one had mentioned that and after hours of working with I didn't notice until you mentioned it. Thank you for that.

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  8. Jan fantastic work - esp with the rose!

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  9. WOW ... those effects you used are impressive! Henry's smile is beautiful ... love the one where he is smiling cheek to cheek and his eyes are closed (too cute).

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    1. Thank you, Henry's smile is so engaging.

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  10. what's not to love about the sweet babies, right? i really see your artist's eye developing in the work you're doing with the image of the rose, in particular. thank you for sharing! XO

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    1. Thank you Linda, not sure if it is artists eye or figuring out software, lol. Picnik is closing so I get to start all over again, getting photo shop elements. We'll see how I do next month, lol.

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  11. Fabulous photos and wonderful touches! This is what creativity is!
    -Portia

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    1. Thank you Portia, I am so glad you back.

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  12. Playful and artistic! Wonderful...these images makes me smile.

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    1. Thank you FherYmas, I am glad you smiled.

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  13. Awesome, awesome, awesome, Jan! Loved all the different effects you have created here.
    And, thanks for the glorious red rose!
    Blessings!

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    1. Thank you Martha, I like to play!!!

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  14. Beautiful pictures with and without the enhancement... Henry is quite a lovely boy!! Thanks for sharing!!

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    1. Thank you David, Henry is a very special boy.

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  15. First of all let me say that Henry is adorable. And I loved the way you treated the rose, especially the purple one. Brilliant Jan! You are so talented!

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    1. Thank you Rimly, Thank you for the compliments on Henry and my work. <3

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  16. you know my favorite images are of Henry..I love him looking up at the balloon.....As always......XOXOXOXOXO

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    1. Thank you Bonnie, Henry is a love. Love to you. <3<3<3

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  17. Hello Jan.
    Henry is a real cutie!
    Love how you're experimenting...it's amazing all the different results you can get.
    Keep on doing what you love (smile).
    Thanks for sharing.

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  18. Thank you Andy, I have been having fun with it but I also miss the natural candid shot. Next blog...<3

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  19. The rose is amazing!!!! Great Valentines gift.

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