Thursday, October 21, 2010

Orange Lights

Beth over at her blog I should be folding laundry has a photo challenge every Thursday and this weeks assignment was "orange." Now of course I thought of doing something halloweenish with pumpkins but then I saw my neighbours orange Halloween lights out on her window so I took some pictures of them instead.

This first picture I absolutely love! I added texture and color to the back ground which I think made it turned out to be pretty cool.

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But then I saw this one in my files (since I always take a billion photos of the same thing.) and I loved that this didn't need a whole lot of editing. All I did was boost the color a bit.

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Same with this one. I asked the hubby which ones he liked and which one I should choose for this weeks theme he said this bottom one. but I just feel like the other two are way better.

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I am also linking up to Monica's blog for the Before and After.

so here's my before shot I want to use.

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I using my PSE8 I cleaned it up fixing the contrast levels and color. then I added the boost action from PW then I selected just the light blub its self and went and adjust the levels to brighten it up more. I then added a texture that I found on the internet not sure exactly were on the internet though. then I used the lovely action from PW to soft the background. it had a little green color to it so I went back into my levels and change it to were it would be orange. then I sharpened it reduced the noise and then selected just the light and sharpened that. added an edge burn and was done.

what do you think?

36 comments:

  1. Oh, I LOVE it!!! You're making me want to get our Christmas tree up already!

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  2. Ahh!!! I LOVE THIS PHOTO! I love the angle, the closeness, the colors. I love everything about it.

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  3. You are so creative...I love them all!

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  4. so pretty, love the orange twinkling lights :)

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  5. Your before and after are great!

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  6. Oh how I love macro - and the editing is FAB. Great job!

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  7. That first edit is stunning! I love it!

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  8. Beautiful - love the first one and thanks for explaining the edit. I like to hear how people achieved such great results.

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  9. ooooo now I am excited for Christmas, love them all, great job!

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  10. I never thought a fairy light bulb could turn out so pretty - your edits were inspiring :)

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  11. I like the first and last ones best. Wait, aren't the first and last the same picture?! ;)

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  12. my favorite is the 2nd one. Great job!

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  13. I love that you can make a tiny light bulb look creative and beautiful. Very nice job!

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  14. The photo that you edited is my favorite, I love the color and texture you chose, it makes the photo pop. Technically I have to agree with your husband, the third photo is the best. They are all great shots - I read your posts and remind myself I have to get to grips with photo editing.

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  15. Very pretty.....I love beautiful shots of the ordinary :) Very cool!

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  16. I love that first photo! The color and texture in the background are perfect.

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  17. oh I love the first shot - great job!!

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  18. Those are such pretty shots!

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  19. Excellent job! I now have "It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas" in my head :)

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  20. Very pretty. I would have to say the second one is my favorite.

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  21. Such a cool idea! I love when people take something that doesn't seem very interesting and make it the coolest thing ever :)

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  22. I do like the edit. I like your second shot too with all that bokeh.

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  23. OK Audrey, color me impressed!!! These might just be my favorite "orange" pics I've seen all day. No, they definitely are! FANTASTIC! May I steal (and then politely link back to you) come Christmastime? LOL! This is fantastic!

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  24. So awesome! I love your creativity! Great editing too!

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  25. I love the bokeh touch on your edit. It's enchanting!

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  26. They are all great! I do think the first one is my favorite.

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  27. They are all great! I do think the first one is my favorite.

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  28. That first edit is stunning! I love it!

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  29. Oh, I LOVE it!!! You're making me want to get our Christmas tree up already!

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