This challenge was a real challenge for me. 🙂 The subject was to be a picture taken in February. Well, as I was incapable of moving throughout most of February, it wasn’t looking promising.
A few good snaps of a cat visiting in the garden – taken by the other half, not me. 😦 A few blurry snaps taken of the dogs in the front garden – taken by me, but I only took a few (as I wasn’t in any shape to be out there) and none were good… So onto the pics I’d taken inside. Ack – all grainy as I’m not keen on the flash.
However I took a series of pics as my boy was checking out this lamp. I don’t know why he suddenly found it so interesting, had it for years, although I have just moved it from the hallway to the piano in the livingroom. He was really curious about it – this was the first pic in the series – he then sat up, sniffed it, stood up, sniffed it, before trying to stick his face inside it. 🙂
Below is the original:
Edited using Paint Shop Pro X3
After cropping I whacked down the brightness and the contrast.
Then I used Topaz Clean on the background (so the wrinkles in the curtains don’t show that much! Guess who doesn’t iron curtains after they’ve been in the wash? 🙂 ), and then added a little blur.
Posted for Sonel’s Photo-Editing Challenge: February Choice – http://sonelscornerphotochallenge.wordpress.com/2014/03/02/photo-editing-challenge-february-choice/