Making Improvement

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© Andrea Petersen

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I wasn't totally satisfied with my self portrait on my previous attempt and I followed up on Regenia's suggestion to clone out the streaks of light that were on my shirt from the sun coming through the clouds at the same time as my self timer went off...I thought it might look better also if it were cropped on the right side ..which I decided to do here..

16 responses

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins   gave props (1 May 2012):

    Yep! Regenia had the right idea. This looks great!

  • Deb Exteen

    Deb Exteen (Deleted) gave props (1 May 2012):

    Right. I'm coming from the other version and after reading about the cloning, came to check this one out. Really nice here. The shirt looks vibrant. Great SP photo altogether. As usual...

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (1 May 2012):

    Regeni's tip on cloning the unwanted lights out and the crop did improve on a photo that was already pretty darn good. I love the color in your blouse and the pink hat is wonderful : )

  • JanElle

    JanElle   gave props (1 May 2012):

    You did a great job with the clone tool and the crop.. although I still think they`re both very beautiful images and the colours are simply amazing!!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (2 May 2012):

    Oh yes!!! You removed the distraction of the hot spot and now all I see is a very beautiful portrait. Exquisite lighting. Flash is a wonderful outdoor portrait tool.

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (2 May 2012):

    A very pretty portrait, nice work on the cloning ( I have no idea what that is)... clever girl!

  • Maurie A

    Maurie A gave props (2 May 2012):

    The improvements work......such a great SP, Andrea.......... oh, I've missed you guys ;~)

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   gave props (2 May 2012):

    It certainly worked!! Well done! I also like the closer-in cropping.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (2 May 2012):

    Thank you all for the comments...I love that tree and the blossoms and wish it
    would bloom longer...but when the wind blows as it does it takes so many of the blossoms off ...It makes a pretty background for taking pictures.

  • Linda Houghton

    Linda Houghton   gave props (2 May 2012):

    Another awesome SP!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield   gave props (2 May 2012):

    I really like this one better...you did a great job with Regenia's suggestions! I love the colors in the blossoms, which is very complementary to the colors you're wearing.

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (2 May 2012):

    what a wonderful pose. Those colors a perfect for you.

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (3 May 2012):

    How nice our friend Andrea!!! she is younger day by day. God Bless!!!

  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross (Deleted) gave props (3 May 2012):

    Fabulous processing job, Andrea! Regenia is the one to go to if you have a concern about a photo!!! This is so gorgeous....very well done!!!

  • Ioana Caravan

    Ioana Caravan   gave props (3 May 2012):

    I love your self portraits! This is great as well!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes   gave props (5 May 2012):

    A bit of cloning and cropping transformed this image into an eye-catching winner. Really brought the focus on you and those gorgeous blossoms. Love the complimentary colors.

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