Monday, October 24, 2011

Plan B...

I did have other plans for blogging today and this week.  I was going to post a delicious autumn recipe, one that I haven't made for ages, but that deserves to be dug out.  I was also going to do a post about vanilla.  And maybe some gift tags.

But the kids are on holiday from school.

And so all of that has gone out the window.  Between fixing Lego speedboats and listening to new compositions on the piano - all day long and of course with the damper and played in ff- I don't think any of that is going to happen.  It may happen next week when they head back to school.  Or it may have to wait another week after that while I recuperate from the coming 10 days.

In the meantime, I have been trying to get some work done and have been working on new photos for my alter-ego shop, Atelier & Cie.  I do love learning my way around a photo and love seeing an ordinary photo take on a new life.  So I thought I would share that with you today instead.  While waiting for calm to return to the house.

Original photo: Nothing special.  Just a pretty white amaryllis I photographed at Keukenhof this past spring.  Photo is dark and background completely unappealing.  But I'm glad I took the photo anyway...

And a few tweaks and layers later, the new, updated version:  Softer, lighter, more appealing colours and best of all, a bit of sparkle!

Far from an expert, but the results are definitely more promising than the starting point.  At least that's what I think.

When I get a little more practice under my belt, I'll put up an easy tutorial, but I don't think I'm quite ready for that at this point.

1 comment:

henzy said...

Much better than the starting point for sure. I have one child and I hardly get anything done.. I can only imagine with 3.. can't wait to see what this recipe is that you must share.. always looking for great new ones.