Thursday, December 30, 2010

Before and After Blog Hop: Holiday Bokeh


Its time once again to participate in Pixel Perfect's Before and After blog hop! I'm glad I checked my blogs early today instead of late! Usually I read about it on Friday morning and by then its too late!

So, I took this picture of a hershey's hug a few days before Christmas. I was really just messing around with my camera by trying to duplicate some bokeh from my Christmas tree lights that I had seen on the Pioneer Woman's blog.

You guys know I'm editing challenged :P I typically try to get it exposed correctly in the camera and only use basic Picasa to sharpen and adjust contrast. I just learned how to do levels adjustment on GIMP. And use the unsharpen mask, too! I'm on a roll!

Here's my image after adjusting levels, sharpening, and adding texture. Subtle, but different.


Go check out all the other Before and After images! :)

10 comments:

  1. Very subtle edit. Nice shot! I love the bokeh!

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  2. Great shot Jess! and Nice Bokeh! Way to give the nifty 50 a workout!

    but it looks like you might have some dust on your sensor in looking at the Bokeh.

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  3. Love it!! The Bokeh is great and very festive!

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  4. cute idea! Great bokeh!

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  5. Love the texture on this! Great job!

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  6. Looks great. I used the same Kisses to play with capturing Bokeh.

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  7. This is a fabulous shot!

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  8. Love this. Great edit!

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  9. Great! I love how your edit just improved an already cool picture.
    One of your commenters mentioned dust. My bokeh is doing the same thing. Wonder how you clean it?

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