Playing with Editing Tools

Wellll, I am having trouble grasping the concepts of Photoshop Elements.  The good news is that I’m going to take a Photoshop class at the end of September, so maybe there’s hope.

But, in the meantime, I played around with some pictures I’ve taken recently, in the editing software that came with the camera.  This is kind of addictive for a new photographer!

On a boat trip around the lake:

And as the sun started to go down:

Are your eyes crossed yet?  I hope not.  This is just too fun.

19 Responses to Playing with Editing Tools

  1. Amy O says:

    Sandra, Beautiful pictures. I really like the Black and white one.

  2. Linda says:

    These are beautiful! I’m jealous.

  3. Danielle says:

    Oh My hat…..I dont think you need to take any type of class. I think you should be giving lessons…

    What amazing beautiful photos, they would make great blog headers…

    Well done x

  4. Sandra says:

    Amy — I really like the black and white one too. I thought it was a pretty picture SOOC, but when I tried the b/w, it just seemed better somehow.

    Linda — Hello? YOU”RE jealous of ME? YOU’RE one of my inspirations! You take beautiful photos — and have for many years. You just think mine are great because you’re soooo surprised! 🙂

    Wow, Danielle! Blog Headers? That’s very flattering. Thank you!

    And, I don’t think anybody’s going to ask me to give lessons , but it feels really good for you to say that, especially since it took me so long to “get” photography. Thank you.

  5. Jo Beaufoix says:

    Wow, those photos are gorgeous. Thanks for your lovely comment on my post at Bloggers Annex by the way. I really appreciated it. 😀

  6. TZ says:

    my favorite is the one of the bridge!

  7. TZ says:

    oh and, just wanted to say, I loved you last few posts too….sorry, clinicals and school have started…so i’m not as regular on my blog reading as I’d like to be…but hey, I could tell you all about mood disorders and ocd if you’ld like 🙂

  8. Sandra says:

    Jo — thank you for visiting. I did really like your Blogger’s Annex port — that site is great, isn’t it.

    tz — when I have a little time (some year) you can tell me all about mood disorders and ocd! LOL Thanks for taking the time to comment — I know how busy you are right now.

  9. Candy says:

    WOW Sandy, these are GREAT!

  10. marivic says:

    Beautiful photos. You are a talented photographer already. After your photoshop class I bet you’ll be posting even more amazing photos. I enjoyed this post. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Sandra says:

    Thank you, Candy. I take that as a special compliment, because you were the first person I knew who “edited” your photos. Hope I can keep up with you when we take the class!

    Marivic — Thank you so much. I HOPE you’re right! Thanks for stopping by.

  12. charrette says:

    Your photos are gorgeous! I’m a graphic designer, and photoshop STILL baffles and eludes me most of the time. Good luck with that class. Maybe I should join you! 🙂

    Thanks, btw, for your comment on my post on the Bloggers Annex today. Nice to “meet” you.

  13. Sandra says:

    Thank you so much for your encouragement, Charrette! It is so nice to hear that someone much more knowledgeable than myself also has problems with Photoshop! If you lived in NE Indiana I would certainly love for you to join me in the class.
    Nice to “meet” you too!

  14. love these pictures.
    it makes me want to get outside and enjoy life!

  15. Sandra says:

    Hi, Megan — Glad you liked them. When I look at them they remind me of that nice, leisurely trip around the lake at the end of the day. Great memories.

  16. Hilary says:

    I’ve been working with Photoshop occasionally for more than a decade and a half and probably only know about 5% of its ability. You’re doing great!

  17. Sandra says:

    Thanks, Hilary. I have great hopes for the upcoming class, but I’ve been told by other people too that Photoshop is NOT an overnight “learn.” And I’m NOT the fastest learner, so keep good thoughts for me,.

  18. Jackal says:

    I really liked the first image in this series.

  19. Sandra says:

    Thank you, Jackal. I was just amazed at how clear the clouds were reflected in the water. It’s my favorite too.

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