Christmas Card 3

Just some fun with brushes and a photo taken with an open shutter and a moving camera!  Processed in Photoshop Elements 6.

Camera settings: Canon Rebel EOS T1i, F/11, 4/10 sec., ISO 1600, focal length 41 mm.  No flash.


This is a sister photo to one I had taken just before starting this blog.  I had fooled around with quickly moving the camera in an arc while taking photos of our Christmas tree lights.  Luckily there is a January theme that fits the bill!

On Auto, the settings for this photo are:  ISO 1600, F/5.6, 1/8 sec shutter speed.   This was fun to do and I loved the colorful outcome.  I did very little to this photo other than adjust levels and do a little burning.  Do you guys have the same problem that I have?  I find that my photos are a little too light after sizing for the web.  The lower resolution must do it?!   Let me know what you think!  Have a great week.


Saw this old roadster in Cambria, CA.  Though I would love to drive it, too. . . I think it is pretty masculine!   I think of most things as pretty much gender neutral, but this does look like a man’s car.  I cropped the original, adjusted levels and sharpness.  I used a white soft brush on a separate layer to take out distracting cars, street, etc.  I then applied Topaz Simplify watercolor.  Burning brought back the rich color and framework of the windshield.

A big Hummer or pickup might be more masculine, but I figured most men would have liked to have seen this car under the Christmas tree!   Have a great day, everyone!