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8/29 HNC - Photo Manipulation


8/29 HNC - Photo Manipulation

(1) As we drove past the gorgeous scenery on Going to the Sun Road in Glacier National Park,
(2) we didnít stop very often to take pictures because we had a long hike planned that day.
(3) With each of us carrying part of our lunch, we set out. Dad was in the back, taking pictures of our behinds. When Mom complained about the unflattering perspective, he moved to the front.
(4) I was nervous whenever we crossed small streamlets.
(5) We hiked past three lakes, always climbing up.
(6) The path grew narrow at times, with steep drop-offs.
(7) We went past many small waterfalls, and hours after we had started, finally saw Grinnel glacier, which was slowly melting.
(8) When we looked back, we were awed by the lovely view of the three lakes by which we had climbed. It was such an amazing experience that Harry and I took our three boys back years later so they could share in the memory, too.

Photo changes:
All of the foreground photos are 40 years old, so I tried to make them brighter and closer to the original colors. I really changed the picture of the three lakes, but still couldnít capture the blue-green of the lakes without it looking fake.

The background photo is a stock photo that I expanded to fill my two pages and altered a lot so it didnít compete with my older, less sparkling photos. I used a couple of papers from various kits (see below), changed them to B&W and/or re-colored them, then used them on overlay or multiply.

Reflections Of The Heart Value Pack (frames,modified; berries, fastener, leaves, paper mini 3 used as background overlay) by Jen Reed
Swim Like A Fish Paper Biggie(paper 15 used as background overlay) by Jen Reed
Butterfly Kisses (both alphas, gold paper behind title alpha) by Jen Reed
copyright-free background photo of Glacier National Park
Fonts: Desyrel, Bookman Old Style Semi-Bold, Arial, Arial Bold



    This is a wonderful 2-page layout. The photo of the 3 lakes on the RHS is awesome. Your work on the photos to keep them clear and bright really shows, they too look great! I really like how you used the background photo too and softened it as you mentioned. What a beautiful trip and wonderful journaling!
    Fantastic layout Sue! I really liked your journaling too. Wonderful job with today's challenge!
    What a gorgeous two page spread and photos! I enjoyed your journaling and I really like how you used one of the photos as a background spread across the two pages. Your work on the photos look great! :)
    Amazing photos! They look fantastic -- all the hard work obviously paid off. I love the arrangement and the beautiful photo as background. Mostly I love your journaling. It's a wonderful remembrance of a great experience!
    Fabulous photos! What a sight! Wonderful 2 pager:)
    I love the way you put the one photo in the background across the two pages. Lovely arrangement of the photos. Stunning two pages.