The Wilde Olive Blog: editing fun


editing fun

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

I guess I'm officially BACK to blogging since this is my 3rd (?) post this week...

I've gotten to do some editing this week just for fun and I thought I was kind of getting burnt out, but I think it's just being worn out these past few months. I seem to have a little more energy this week. Let's hope that sticks around a while!

Last week sometime, my friend Jessica asked me if I could edit a picture of her and her son, Asher. It is the sweetest moment captured, but a little blown out and little shaded in places.
I wasn't sure if I could really fix the blown out spots without it looking too gray, so instead I focused on removing the shadow to help even out the entire balance of the photo. I think it turned out pretty well.

It still has some blown out spots but I love the improvement and the moment captured is the most beautiful part. I went a little further once I got caught up and did a little cropping.

 Then I decided to try a little black and white.
I did all the editing in Lightroom.

After doing these edits last night I was kind of in the editing mood, so tonight when I came across the Edit Me challenge on My Reflection of Something I decided to participate. I haven't been doing many any challenges lately, so this one was fun!

Here is the original:

via ashleyplus3

edit by stephanie clark of behind the camera and dreaming

I also edited this photo in Lightroom, then moved it over to CS5 to add the quote. I used the Soulshine Preset: Holy Night, which is one of my favorites. I adjusted it some to get it just right but I really like the old hollywood postcard feel it gives the photo. Hope you like it too!

My Reflection of Something


  1. Hey! Beautiful editing. Love it! :)

  2. This is lovely! I definitely get the old hollywood :) So glad you joined in!

  3. I love what you did with the last picture. Great edit.

    I love your other edits too. Wonderful!

  4. Gosh I love them all - great work girl!

  5. Lovely quote and great vintage edit. :)

  6. Love the quote and great job on the edit too!


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