I decided to play Fix It Fridays over at i heart faces today. Since starting homeschooling, I haven't had much time for this sort of thing. However Liam being gone for the morning and being stuck sitting all day with a sick baby on my lap gave me
an excuse the chance to play with this picture.
Here's the original, underexposed photo. Being relatively new to some of the semi-manual settings of my camera, I often make the same mistake of forgetting to change my settings when the light changes. I have dozens (if not hundreds) of this-would-be-a-great-picture-if-only-I'd-remembered-to-____________ type pictures. Not having
the money for the benefit of Lightroom, I'm left to my own devices (ie. Gimp) in order to fix photos like this one.
Here's my first attempt. In addition to lightening/sharpening/taking some of the read out, I decided to play a bit with the background color with this one. For no reason, really. I thought it looked groovy (like this wee man's surfer shirt) and like the ocean (that I imagine is what he's looking so intently at).
And a black and white edit. Cause things always look purdy in black and white. I added an slight sepia tone by adding an orange layer at, like, 3% opacity. Just to warm it up a bit. Cause beaches are warm. Logically.
So there you have it. What I spent my time on today between nursing, wiping eyes/noses/bums, nursing, rocking, nursing, designing my logo, nursing, nursing, nursing...
(While most people lose weight when they're sick, I'm pretty sure Andrew will have gained. He's been nursing like a newborn since last night. A feverish newborn. Poor babe.)
Speaking of the logo, what do you think? Better than on the lemonade stand pics? Thoughts? Opinions? Is it too pretentious??