Clear skies, full heart . . . can't lose.
Coach Taylor got it right and I adapted it for my photography purposes. After watching the final season of FNL and finding myself in the pleasant world of happy endings, I edited a few of the Golden Gate Bridge shots from the movie tour. I was happy, the sky was happy, and all seemed right in the world.
I'm admittedly a dunce when it comes to PhotoShop. I tried Corel PaintPro for a while because we had the software, and I was able to make minimally better edits. Then I adopted a full Google approach to blogging and it changed the way I blog. I upload my pics to Picasa, edit in Picnik and pull into Blogger. Then . . . Picnik announced it was closing. BUT, all the functionality will be available in Google+. So, the next round of uploads that I do, I'll be uploading pics to G+, editing in G+ and then pulling into Blogger. I'm a huge fan because all of those tools are free. Music to my little ears.
Now, I edited these in Picnik, but remember that all of the actions are still available in G+. First, I'll show you the Straight out of the camera (SOOC) shot, then I'll show you the edited shot detailing which action(s) I applied. For someone without the bandwidth to sit down and actually learn/pay money for editing software, this is a super convenient way to bump up the power of my shots. Could I do better on my own with a little dedication and education? Maybe, but for now I'm content with the results.
Boost and Vignette Edit
CinemaScope and Sepia Edit
Anybody else using free editing software? What's your favorite action?