I'm renovating my blog (again). You will see a few changes in the coming week. So please bear with me :)

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Looking Out

Looking up from my desk to find unexpected raindrops smiling at me 
~ makes me smile, makes me happy~


My sweet bloggy friend over at Bonnie5 is hosting her first *Touch-up Tuesday*
and in that honor I'm going to display the SOOC and then walk you through the steps of my editing
This is not the photo I originally planned for this but I'm all into vintage and antique look these days so the bright and happy photo idea got chucked!

This is the original that I took yesterday afternoon. Hmm, pretty boring, right?

  1. I brightened the picture in Photscape
  2. Adjusted the color temperature more towards yellow
  3. Added sepia filter
  4. Added film effect - cinema high
  5. Added clip frame 02
  6. Splashed the watermark and DONE!

Go check out other entries and join the fun!


  1. Gorgeous photo, I love the sight of rain sliding down windows. It always makes me happy, too. It makes indoors feel more cozy.

  2. This is a great shot! I love rain too

  3. Love a rainy day. A million years ago I lived in a house with a tin roof and my favorite thing in the world was to sit there and listen to the drops coming down...

  4. I love this....there aren't many things more peaceful than a nice rainy day spent sitting by a window reading a book.

  5. Oh my goodness...LOVE it! I'm totally into the vintage look too lately. This is fantastic! I'm in love with that film effect you used; it's giving your photo such a cool look. I don't have that look in any of the actions I use, so I'm off to research, because it's awesome! Thank you so much for joining in! :-) Have a great one! ;-)

  6. I need to learn how to do that!

  7. hey, Congrats! theres an award waiting for u on my blog. Plz come n grab it coz u deserve it!

  8. Wow....nothing like beautiful raindrops...love the effects u used...great great picture :)


  9. I love editing photos!! That is one amazing shot!

  10. Great capture. It's moody. I really like your edit and your header is SO cute!

  11. I love both the mood & the cinema effect in this photo! I don't have anything like that in my repertoire & NOW I want it!!! Great Job! Btw, thank you for commenting on my entry. It's really nice to hear others words of encouragement. :)

  12. I can't say that the rain (especially with sooo much of it around here lately) makes ME smile too....but I LOVE your photo!

  13. Amazing editing job! Thanks for telling us how it was achieved.I am a novice in photo editing and i love the chance to learn.

  14. This is a cool pic! I have no clue about photoediting and just have paint as the only software I can use on my PC right now. lol

    Thanks for visiting and the oh so sweet comment. Um yea, not 7lbs but around 35 pounds so far gained! LOL It's all in the clothes I'm getting pictures in and the distance from the camera hahahaha I'm busting out of the pants I had bought with my first little one and am on to XL maternity wear. sigh. But who cares! I'm going to eat some ice cream now and not worry about it. ha! Thanks again for visiting! Love your photography!

  15. Gorgeous photo. I love the moodiness of it. And a few unexpected rain drops make me happy, too!

  16. I love how it turned out! Can almost hear the raindrops..

    Have to say, I love me some Photoscape!! :D

  17. This is beautiful! I love rainy days! Especially rainy mornings! You really captured a lovely moment!

    Mama Hen

  18. Great job! Amazing photo!


  19. absolutely lovely!!! the composition is great .... before and after :)

  20. THank you for visiting my Blog yesterday!
    You've won a new follower!
    Your little ones are just adorable!

  21. You are really good at what you do. Very nice touch up!

    I love rain too!

  22. Love the rain shots. Thanks for following me. I'm following you back.

  23. Thank you for visiting my site today. I love this picture, it's just beautiful!

  24. Hey there..happy Friday! Just thought I'd peek on your site for more "goodies." I just love your pictures, and thought I'd stop by. Hope you had a great week! :-)



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