Project 52- Re-edit

Hello!

This week's theme is "Revisit or Re-edit".  I LOVE this theme for a couple of reasons.  First, it forced me to take time to look through some of my old work.  This is a fantastic way to learn because you can see things that are wrong with an image that, either you never saw before, or just didn't know how to fix them.  I have definitely come a long way, but have such a long way to go.  I know I have said this before, but photography is a journey and one that I am thrilled to take part in.  :)

Second, most of my old work is of my own babies.  Even before this project, they were my most reliable models.  As some of you may know, I lost my heart dog Buster to cancer last July.  I miss him so incredibly much, but I get so much joy from looking at images that I took of him.  I was able to go through folder after folder of images of him when he was healthy and happy.  It makes my heart almost want to burst with happiness!  <3  

The image I chose is one that I remember thinking, "I like this image, but I'm not sure what's wrong with it."  My eyes knew before my brain did that something was a bit "off".  This was taken in March of 2014. 

Here is the image SOOC (straight out of camera)...

I knew the image had potential, so I gave it my best shot...

Looking at it 4 years later with a fresh set of eyes, I immediately knew what was wrong...my babies look PINK!  That means my white balance is off.  Sometimes you can use white balance to create a certain mood (like warmer or cooler), but that was not my intention here.  I want their white fur to actually look white!  I noticed several other little distractions that I thought would improve the image if I removed them.  They also had a strong green color cast under their chins that I tried to remove, but ended up minimizing it instead.  I did a slight straighten and crop and here is the result...

So, there you go!  If you have any specific questions, please feel free to ask!  Next up, check out Tim Evans Photography, photographing people and pets throughout south Mississippi.  Thanks for stopping by!

~Kelly

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