January 11, 2011

Rainy Day

OK, so actually, it's very snowy here.  We're supposed to get 3-5 inches by 6:00 this evening.  No, the title refers to the photo I am going to share with you (actually, I guess I'll be sharing three separate edits of the same photo...).  Maybe I'm already wishing for spring, and that's why I was inspired to work on this particular photo, yet again.  Whatever the case may be, it was a fun project to work on.

Rainy Day
This is actually the most recent edit of this photo.  I took this photo over three years ago on a photo outing with my Dad and sister.  It started to rain, and she was prepared with her cute umbrella.  I was thrilled to get the shot, it was so pretty.  Unfortunately, this was taken with my first ever digital camera, a Nikon Coolpix L6, a tiny point-and-shoot.  It was a Godsend at the time, though, since I couldn't afford anything better.  It was tons better than the little hand-me-down film camera that I had had before.  Definitely a step up.

Since it wasn't the best camera ever, the photo was a bit noisy.  Luckily, noise can be solved easily with texture!!!  It just blends right in.  (Part of the reason I love playing with textures in my photos.  It hides a lot of mistakes.)  And so, for all three versions, I have added texture of some nature.

If you are curious, here are the previous two edits of this photo:

In the rain
In the Rain, revisited
As you can see, I changed quite a lot in the third edit.  I desaturated everything, tinted the photo to a blue-green color and changed the umbrella to a red color to contrast with the background.  I added a lot more texture this time, and kind of went nuts with it.  I did a quick search for quotes about rain and found that perfect one in a couple seconds (got to love Google).  The quote, by the by, is from Rachel Carson, who I know nothing about, but she gave us at least one good quotable quote.

Anyway, that's that.  I hope you enjoyed my rambling post of repetitive photo edits.  :)  Until next time!!

1 comment:

  1. Oh I love the photo! Your pictures are wonderful, very fun to look through. Don't you love running different actions on your photos. That rainy day picture would look good a lot of different ways. How fun! Lisa~