I am participating in the pixelperfect blog hop this week with this photo I took of my daughter a few weeks ago. I took this with my Canon Rebel using the basic kit lens that
tends to warp close up portrait photographs. Which did happen in several macro shots I tried to take. I like the angle I took this photo at. She was sitting on the hammock and I was slightly above and did not zoom in completely close, but then later cropped it slightly. I edited this using Adobe Photoshop Elements, tweaking contrast and temperature mostly. I was able to smooth out her skin using the band-aid tool, and tried to give her eyes a little extra sparkle by isolating them with the magic wand tool and correcting focus and contrast. I love how it turned out. It was taken in natural light and with a slight temperature push she looks like she is sitting on the beach on an island in the South Pacific, not in New England in the Fall amongst the leaves and soccer balls. Or maybe it's just the flower in her hair. :) http://www.pixelperfectblog.com/. See you there. Lovethatshot.com.