We all know how much I adore the Pioneer Woman. Well she’s introduced a new photography competition on her site called Edit This! where you get to edit one of her SOOC (straight out of camera) shots however you want to. While this may read like a foreign language to some of you, the following visuals should help:
This is the photograph currently being used for the competition in its raw, SOOC form:
PW's SOOC shot
While we can all agree that this is a beautiful shot as it is, PW is asking us to edit to our heart’s content. So, for my first edit I am pleased to present:
Painted Horses for PW Edit This!
For the above shot I used my own “cartooning” action plus a few others to tweak. I am pleased with how it turned out, mostly the texture and colour balances.
Since we are only allowed to enter one edit per day this next one will have to wait until tomorrow. I have had a lot of fun with this and I hope people like it.
Stormy Horses for PW Edith This!
So, there you have it. Two entries for PW’s Edit This competition. I am excited to see who wins and, if they share, what actions they used!
Go on over to her site and check out the competition. It’s fun!
p.s. I triple dog dare you to try typing out “Edit This” a few times without anciently typing “Edith his”. Although I suppose it could just be me…
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I bet you’ve all been wondering what on Earth I’ve been doing with my time? Apart from squirrelling away the last of the hot chocolate marshmallows so I don’t need to share, that is.
Well, I’ve been messing about with Photoshop some more and I have to say I am pleased with the results. I took these Straight-Out-of-Camera (SOOC)shots on Thursday morning at my work. I park my car next to a dessicated hydrangea bush every morning yet for some reason had never snapped it before. This day was different.
I am going to post the SOOC shots first followed by the results of my photoshop tinkering (including the name of the action I used and where I got it from).
Urban Acid & Rich Colour Landscape
For this shot I used two actions. First I applied the Urban Acid action found HERE (number 70) and followed with Shay’s Rich Colour Landscape (number 56 on the same page).
For this shot I stuck to just using the above mentioned Urban Acid action. I love this action for landscapes requiring a little roughing up. It doesn’t work very well for portraits in my limited use, however, if you’re looking to add that certain mystique and a bit of danger, then Urban Acid is for you.
Lomo - no vignette
For this one I used my tried, true and absolute favourite action: Lomo. There are four options with this action depending on the size of the border you would like in the finished product. I chose to eliminate the border all together for this shot.
For fun I thought I would leave you with an example of my own action. I call it Allison’s Cartoon Action and it’s meant to turn a photograph into a handmade (painted/drawn) work. It’s crude, but fun. I hope you like it.
Allison's Cartoon Action
So that’s what I’ve been up to. Enjoy!
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