I love photography and have just started learning about photo editing on Picasa so I thought I'd give it a try!
For me, the beauty of this photo is the story behind it. A Daddy getting some time with his daughter outside of the hospital room, away from leukemia and in the midst of some pretty cool celebritities. The first thing I thought of was the phrase "Lost in the moment". At the time of this picture Brent got to be a proud Daddy holding his little girl.
So, with that in mind, I started to tinker.
The photo felt busy to me so I cropped it down closer to the group. I toyed around with taking out the OU logos but in the end felt like they told part of the story.
The people seemed a bit washed out so I played for awhile with different settings but landed on changing the photo to Sepia.
The people seemd to get washed out so I sharpened the image.
Finally, I wanted to really focus on Brent and Abby, that the moment was about them and their joy. I wanted someone looking at the picture to see them first. So I softened the photo.
I really enjoyed doing this, mainly as a gift to Brent and Abby. If you do not know about their story you can read about it Here. Brent is the creator and owner of Mr. Linky (which is a really cool blogging tool). He also hosts a radio show, 'The Mind of Brent' and publishes Serious Life Magazine.
This photo will be in the next issue of Serious Life!
Be blessed Riggs family because you are a blessing to me!