Lens-Artists Challenge #154 – One Photo Two Ways

This week’s photos are brought to you courtesy of the Google Photos editor. Being a scrapbooker as well as someone who uses my phone as my camera, I am big on photo editing and it is amazing to me how easy it is nowadays. I did all these edits on my phone with one hand while feeding my 9-mo-old at 3:30am. (Hey, I’ve got to stay awake somehow.)

I was skimming through photos of flowers from my yard and decided to do some editing to make some look extra special. First we have this shot of a quince bush which had nice color but was quite backlit. I cropped it, then used the Bazaar filter to make it pop more.

Next we have my weeping cherry tree, which I cropped, then Enhanced, and then added some vignette effect around the edges to give it even more focus.

Do you think the edits were an improvement? I’m happy with how they turned out. Do you guys normally edit all your photos, at least a little, like I do? Or are you more of a purist?

You can find more photos two ways at the original Lens-Artist challenge.

9 thoughts on “Lens-Artists Challenge #154 – One Photo Two Ways

  1. JohnRH July 1, 2021 / 12:41 pm

    Good photos, good edits. I’m generally a ‘naturalist’, though I often shoot in vivid mode, which makes sky and water very blue. I often crop a shot before posting, to bring more attention to the intended subject.

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    • Mei-Mei July 3, 2021 / 8:04 am

      That’s so cool, thanks for sharing your process. I feel like if I knew my “equipment” better (or had actual equipment haha) then I wouldn’t need to edit so much, except for maybe cropping as you said.

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  2. Tina Schell July 1, 2021 / 6:54 pm

    Lovely choices Mei-Mei, laughed as the thought of you editing one-handed while feeding!

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  3. pattimoed July 1, 2021 / 8:57 pm

    Oh, I remember those days/nights at 3:00 a.m.! Good for you–great multi-tasking! In both cases, I think your editing enhances the image. Nice work!

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    • Mei-Mei July 3, 2021 / 8:00 am

      No one understands multi-tasking like moms do 😂😂 thank you!

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  4. Madame Writer July 2, 2021 / 8:59 am

    It’s honestly amazing how just a little editing can pop the colors a hundred times more. I feel like usually when I edit my photos, it’s to make their colors brighter. These flowers, though, look amazing before and after!

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