Wanna see something cool?

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I took this picture at Hain’s Point back in April. The statue is called The Awakening and I really loved this shot of Kyle.

 

But what makes this picture really cool is the fact that it originally looked like:

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See those annoying kids in the yellow in the background? I took them out using Photoshop Elements! How cool is that? They really ruined the picture, so I decided to try my hand with the clone tool for the first time. Basically it lets you pick a portion of the photo to copy over another…so I copied the mulch and the background buildings and tree to cover up the annoying people.

 

This really saved the picture, because cropping the people out would have thrown the balance completely off.

 

Yes, I am easily thrilled. Especially when it comes to cool things that save my photographs…

 

~Stephanie

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I am a homeschooling mom to two sweet, energetic boys although I am probably not exactly what you would expect (definitely NOT your stereotypical homeschooler, if there is really such a thing). I support progressive political causes (yes, liberals can and do homeschool!) and I have found a spiritual home in the Unitarian Universalist Church. I have no real idea of how I want to use this blog, but will probably focus on homeschooling, things that I am learning from my boys, personal thoughts and opinions and maybe some liberal politics thrown in, who knows!
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2 Responses to Wanna see something cool?

  1. That is so cool! I’m actually quite photo-challenged – my visual cortex doesn’t register the coolness factor of pictures or color. In fact I have to ask my hubby if I match, and I have a photo guru who tells me what pictures I should put in my mags.

    And even I thought this was a waaaaay cool picture! Great job Steph! You managed to impress a photo-blind person :P

    So, you going to submit this to the New Yorker?

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