In addition to Scavenger Hunt Sundays, Ramblings and Photos also hosts a weekly "Shoot and Edit" roundup. I edit only with Picasa - since it's free, my possibilities are limited and I have had reservations about participating in this activity. What have I got to lose, though, right? I'm not sure how well I'll be able to implement her tips and tricks, but I look forward to having some fun!
I learned too late that you're supposed to share your SOOC (straight-out-of-the-camera) shot first on Mondays, and THEN your edited version that Thursday. Whoops. Next time. ;)
This week's theme is, appropriately, Easter. I took a shot of some of the carrots Ryan picked out for the Easter Bunny. Here is my SOOC shot:
I wasn't sure what I wanted to accomplish with this, so I just kind of played around. First, I adjusted the contrast. Then I added some fill light and increased the saturation. Finally, I straightened it so that the carrots are a little more askew, but the lines of my placemat are a bit more perpendicular.
I'm on spring break this week (did I mention that already?! :-D) so I did have some more time to play around. Hopefully I can keep this up - I'm loving the challenges!