For those that didn't have a chance to see it:
|SOOC ISO 100 f/1.8 1/200 sec 50mm|
First I did my usual edits...fix exposure, take down saturation for this photo, noise reduction, sharpening, and a creamy white vignette. My theory was it would create something soft in keeping with the sweetness of my little boy praying (even if this shot is actually posed.)
This time I brought up the exposure with an adjustment brush in Lightroom only on his face and the wall leading towards him and noise reduction. Then I took it to Elements, ran a soft layer--masked off of his face and hands, used Pioneer Women's Black Beauty to convert to black and white, and saved. Back in Lightroom I added the dark vignette and cropped a tiny bit. The seat of the rocking chair was kind of glowing through the vignette so I used an adjustment brush to lower its exposure and brightness.
So now that I am caught up for last week...though no one is keeping score...here is my photo for today.
And just to make this post really, really long because that is my favorite thing to do, here are a few more snapshots of our thanksgiving...the ones without brother-in-laws, sister-in-laws, aunts, uncles, and cousins...it is a blessing to have family.
|Wednesday extended family dinner at a local Chinese restaurant -- Thanks Uncle B and Aunt H!|
|Thanksgiving breakfast with Oak's extended family here at our house...No one will play w/ me!|
|My Dad's Sister sets a beautiful Thanksgiving table|
|Pie and whipped cream...the left overs made a perfect breakfast for me Friday.|
|Time to go home...jammies for Sunflower and a coke for Oak to prepare for the hour long drive.|