June Challenge: Crop Your Photo… Entry #10 I Lost My Head

This photo crop came to be, simply because I had some extra time on my hands and decided to play with a photo in the ribbet editor.

I had this photo from the White Rock Farmer’s Market. It was a quick snap as I was just trying to capture the flavor of the market and the things you might see there like… jewelry, bags, belts and other craft items.

I Lost My Head (Original) Photo by Fay-la-la

I Lost My Head
(Original)
Photo by Fay-la-la

Fortunately, it was sharp enough that I could cropped into the most interesting part of the photo… the head, but it was still a blah photo with the distracting color of the blue tent behind as well as that pole coming out of her head. So… I took the pole out. But… it still needed something.

I Lost My Head (Cropped Image) Photo by Fay-la-la

I Lost My Head
(Cropped Image)
Photo by Fay-la-la


Time to play! I tried black and white, but that did not appeal to me, so I did selective coloring and then embellished it with the flowery graphic in the lower right corner, a grunge frame as well as text… and this is my final image.
I Lost My Head (Final Cropped Image) Photo by Fay-la-la

I Lost My Head
(Final Cropped Image)
Photo by Fay-la-la


All in all, I think it makes for a more interesting and quirky image.

June Challenge: Crop Your Photo… Entry #9 Grand Opening

Our next entry is from Lorraine…

“This is the photo I submitted for the CWPC May 2013 Flower Challenge,
titled ‘Grand Opening’.

I often crop my photos to improve the composition for various reasons.
Sometimes it’s to crop something out that is distracting, and sometimes
it’s just to reposition the subject for better composition.

I sometimes struggle with getting my focal point on my camera to be just
where I want it. Although I have made some improvement in framing the
image when I take it, I still find myself often needing to crop. Thank
goodness for cropping!

When I received this challenge for cropping, the first thing that came to
my mind was this photo. I cropped this photo for several reasons. The
subject was too centered (probably because that was where my focus point
was). I also had that bright flower coming up from the bottom of the
frame and the window at the top which both needed to go. It was one of
my favorite cropping jobs that I have been able to do so far and just
wanted to resubmit this for this challenge.”

This rosebud was taken at the Rockwall County Historical Foundation Museum.

Grand Opening (Original Image) Photo by Lorraine

Grand Opening
(Original Image)
Photo by Lorraine


Grand Opening (Cropped Image) Photo by Lorraine

Grand Opening
(Cropped Image)
Photo by Lorraine

Just sitting here with a cup of coffee…

Just sitting here with a cup of coffee when I suddenly realized I missed two birthdays… and I was mortified when I realized it!

Now you all know that I like to include a birthday greeting on the blog of those who have submitted their bios to be published .  I try to look through them frequently to be sure I am getting all of them  posted but I messed up and I express my sincere apologies to both Melanie and Lynda.  Mel’s birthday was May 4, and Lynda’s birthday was July 1.  Please accept my apologies and I certainly hope you both had a very happy day!

A belated Happy Birthday to Melanie and Lynda!

A belated Happy Birthday to Melanie and Lynda!