Beyond Beyond- Day 19
My whole family left today, and I’m alone in a very empty house- which will go on the market soon. Endings and beginnings.
I’m strangely un-busy and am using the time to edit and organize the 1700 PLUS photos taken over the last two weeks during my daughter’s family’s visit, as well as catch up on my blog and last week’s assignment for Beyond Beyond.
One of our Beyond Beyond assignments was to use a beach photo taken by Kim Klassen and edit it however we wished after watching a video on using the tone curve to bring out different tones in the image. I decided to use one of MY recent beach photos, which is similar to hers except for having my grandson and son-in-law in it. I attempted to make a cold day at Bodega look sunny and warm by adding magenta and yellow with the tone curve, as well as some split toning.
Another part of the lesson was using layer styles in Photoshop. I added a sepia layer (at reduced opacity) to this photo of Henry and then added type with a metallic style added to echo the metallic background. The photo reminded me of an illustration in a children’s board book, so I used a primary looking font.
The main part of the assignment was to create a photo using your own style. I thought the above photo showed my background as a first grade teacher; however, clean editing (often in black and white) is really my style for my family photos. So I decided to go with a family photo for the assignment.
My daughter was at a conference all day Friday, and my husband was working- so I had the kids from the time they woke up until bedtime. We did laundry, worked a bit in the yard, blew bubbles, and then it was time for lunch- a PIGGY PICNIC in the backyard!