Fix It Friday - Week 4

It seems lately I am suffering from addiction... It used to be the weekly photo contest over at I ♥ Faces. Now these clever girls are having a "Fix It Friday" blog where each week you can download an image of their choosing and try to edit the image to make it better. This week's image comes from Jen, My Mindless Musings. To me, the exposure was looking really good to begin with, and thus the challenge, how do you take a really nice photo and have it be a standout, especially when there are oodles of talented photographers participating and posting their edits each week. Interested in photography? You cannot possible visit this site and NOT learn something nifty and useful in just minutes! Watch out, it might just be YOUR next addiction.

Here is my take on the image:

I have to give credit to Pea Head Prints who was the first that I noticed to flip flop the image horizontally. I borrowed that idea as well. In my head I knew right away that I wanted to crop to a square, and well, given that the photo was a close-up, it wasn't possible with the original image to achieve the composition that I wanted. In the end I decided to "draw" more head, so part of the head in my image is make believe. I showed it to my husband and his crtical eye couldn't locate what I had done, and at the end of the day his pat on my back is enough of an ego boost for me.


McKay Family said... at February 27, 2009 at 3:01 PM

Love the flip-flop...must learn how to do that!

Julie Rivera Photography said... at February 27, 2009 at 6:08 PM

Yeah, you have me fooled. I strained my eyes, fluttering back and forth trying to pick up the "built in" head and I cannot detect it. At all. I think the square crop looks great, too!

drewmark19 said... at February 27, 2009 at 7:10 PM

That's really cool. I cannot tell at all that you added to the baby's head. By doing so, I think you had more liberty with your crop. So inventive of you!