Photo Friday: Unexpected Loves

Welcome to Photo Friday sponsored by the brilliant and beautiful Calliope of Creating Motherhood. This weeks theme, Unexpected Loves, was suggested by Stephanie of Life After Single. One of my unexpected loves is photo editing. I’ve always loved taking pictures but, honestly, I never realized how much fun it would be to mess around with them and change up the style. In the past year or so, I’ve discovered I really love playing around with photo editing. Since I have NO CLUE how to take a picture of photo editing, I’ll show you what a difference a filter applied to a photo can make.

I started out with a photo of this kind of cool and funky manhole cover…

Then I selected these photos to use as filters…

and, then I added the filters to the original photo…

Now, head on over to Calli’s y’all and check out everyone’s photos this week…and, break out those cameras and participate next week.

13 Responses to Photo Friday: Unexpected Loves
  1. Wishing 4 One
    June 25, 2010 | 1:41 pm

    You got mad skillz girl. I love your TV idea too, you SO deserved to win my friend! Happy Friday. xoxoxo

  2. Strawberry
    June 25, 2010 | 2:14 pm

    Very cool. Photo editing is fun, although my patience for it can get short 🙂

  3. Kakunaa
    June 25, 2010 | 3:20 pm

    I so need to do more with the photo editing! I tend to be a purist and have a hard time fiddling with photos, but then they always look so cool. You rock my world, woman!

  4. Calliope
    June 25, 2010 | 6:01 pm

    very cool!
    (& being a TOTAL dork, so forgive me, but these are actually textures you are adding as layers- which are soooo fun to play with and you did a great job)

    My favorite lazy girl photo editing thing is actions- if you have not met actions let me know because it will freak you out in the BEST way

  5. waiting for baby
    June 25, 2010 | 7:35 pm

    Wow! What kind of camera do you have?

  6. Sheliza
    June 25, 2010 | 9:55 pm

    wow cool! I use the free site Picnik to edit photos but I don’t think you can do the kind of stuff you did unless you get a paid membership. Since I am the queen of free, I will have to stick with the basics!!

  7. Terry Elisabeth
    June 26, 2010 | 7:24 am

    Amazing ! I didn’t know one could do that. You can see here I know nothing about editing either…

  8. chicklet
    June 26, 2010 | 12:23 pm

    Nicely done! And I’m tempted by Calliope’s comment re actions – I’ve never used actions, just layers, contrast, and some good old cropping.

  9. Jessie
    June 26, 2010 | 10:57 pm

    I’m your newest follower. Please follow me back at


    <3 Jess

  10. Stacie
    June 27, 2010 | 2:15 am

    Pretty cool! You’ve inspired me.

    I have yet to fully understand Photoshop. It is on my list of things to do this summer, though.


  11. Quiet Dreams
    June 27, 2010 | 6:30 pm

    That’s amazing! I love it!

  12. Suzy
    June 28, 2010 | 12:49 pm

    I love this layering! Such fun.

  13. blueeyedtawni
    June 29, 2010 | 4:57 pm

    very wicked 🙂
    gotta love photoshop 😀

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