But...we've been crazy here, so I'm just now linking it up. Here's the original image, given to us by (Caroline - Frogmum).
Girl in the foreground: "I can't get this swing thing to work, can you??"
Girl in the background: "Wait, wait...I think I might have gotten it!"
Girl in the foreground: "Oh no! Someone's watching us, tehehe. I think they might have just taken a picture of us!!" (Insert more giggles)
I have no idea what the actual story was...probably not that, but that's what my imagination was saying :)
Here are my edits:
For me, this photo seemed to have a tiny bit of haze already captured in it, so I tried to edit to enhance that look. First, I cloned out the wall/steps from the bottom of the photo. Then, I adjusted my basics like the levels...increased the blacks a teeny bit & decreased the mid-tones. I also added a little contrast & bumped up the brightness quite a bit. I did a fill layer (Overlay @ 20%) in a nice peachy tone to warm it up a tad, then 2 gradient exclusion layers @ around 20% (one at the top right corner & one at the bottom left corner) at a really light lavender for a bit more haze. Went back & bumped the brightness down a little & cropped. Finished with sharpening.
For this photo, I started with the original & decreased the saturation (well, actually I cloned out the wall/steps first). From there, I made it a little brighter & I actually decreased the contrast this time. I darkened the blacks & lightened the mid-tones...and also increased the output # to 12. I did a fill layer in a light gray (overlay @ 47%), another in a smoky gray (screen @ 24%), and finally another in a chocolate brown (normal @ 10%)...this was to get the gray color I really wanted.
Finally, I used Florabella's (center fill light) to brighten up the center of the pic. Last steps: crop & sharpen.
Thanks so much to (Caroline - Frogmum) for letting us use your photo! For more cool edits or to join in on the fun, go to Fix-It-Friday!
PS: Happy Tuesday :)