Friday, May 2, 2014

Tranquil Reflections

My soon to be ten year old granddaughter took this photo the other day and asked me to edit it for her. She thought with a little work it would be just right to offer as a card in our gift shop. She sat with me while I was editing it and told me exactly what she wanted done. She wanted it to look like a worn olden day photo with the the appearance of worn edges.
This is the original straight out of camera shot. Seems I forgot to switch off the viewing window and she was having a difficult time keeping the camera level. Since I wasn't with her she figured I could straighten the horizon for her....LOL
That and getting rid of the foreground distraction were the first things she asked me to do.
After that she wanted the photo changed to sepia and a brush stroke added to the entire image. Next came the texture overlay which she wanted only on outer edges and heavier in each corner. All in all I think the result is beautiful and have added it to the note cards available in our gift shop. Don't worry, commission from the sales of this design will go to her. :D
Note Cards available here.

I hope you have enjoyed Sissy's reflection as much as I have. To see even more beautiful reflections be sure to visit Jame's Weekend Reflection.


Roan said...

The end result is a keeper!

Jim said...

Beautiful indeed.
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NatureFootstep said...

your granddaughter was right. It became a great image. It is fun to learn she had such a great idéa and knew what she wanted. And it came out that way. :)

Margaret Adamson said...

She has a wonderful 'eye' for design, composition and colour. Well done. Great edit.

Dawn Saros-Kirk said...

Beautiful! What a wonderful hobby for a 10 year old. She has a good eye.