In my last post I stated that I wasn't dazzled by the Vancouver opening ceremonies but I completely forgot about the fantastic performance of Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah by K.D. Lang (click to watch the video) of Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah. I've been a fan of hers for a long time. She is an incredible singer/songwriter with a voice like no other. For those who have never seen or heard her before, this was a great venue to showcase her amazing talent.
A.T.C. 365 Challenge update
Daughter #1 wanted to get in on the action of rating the cards so for the month of March, we will be switching to an A.R. format (Ashlyn Rating). So after each description it will show a Ashlyn's rating for that day's card on a scale of 1 to 5, 1 being the worst and 5 being the best.
Update on Daughter #1's Room Redecoration
As promised from my last post, here are some pictures of the room with the second coat (the dark purple) that we put on the paintable wallpaper.
Here's what the new walls look like together with the new comforter, which was the inspiration for the new color scheme. It's a reversable comforter that is all black on the other side.
Visual Poetry Photomanipulation Week 4 with Susan Tuttle
I just completed my assignments for my last week of this great class. It has been a fantastic experience and I've learned so much. I can't wait to apply some of the techniques learned to some of my other photos.
Lesson 1 this week was called "The Significant Object", and it was about how to apply a selective recolor to bring color back to an area or object after a color photo has been turned to black and white to draw the eye to one place or object. I had taken a previous class in some digital photo techniques, but Susan's method was much easier and I think provided more dramatic results.
Lesson 2 this week was called "Faux Midnight" and it taught us to create a photo that gives the subject the appearance of being night time with a moonlit illumination. I'm not sure I was entirely successful in the application of this lesson, but I was happy with the photo results even if it didn't exactly come out like the lesson intended. I definitely didn't take the photo as dark as I needed to in order to achieve the true faux midnight feel, but I liked the dramatic change in the photo.
Lesson 3 was called "Landscape Atmosphere" and taught us how to create mood and atmosphere in landscape photos.
Here's the before photo
Here's the after photo
This class has been such a great experience and I highly recommend it to anyone who has a basic knowledge of Photoshop Elements. Susan Tuttle is a great teacher and if your interested in learning more about her you can read her blog here or you can visit her website here. I can't wait for more of Susan's classes.
To see more photos that I've changed using some of Susan's techniques or to just see some of my other photomanipulation work please feel free to visit my flickr page.
Well that's all I have for today. Comments are always welcome so please feel free to drop me a line. Thanks for stopping by and come back soon!