Deserts and Beyond

Deserts and beyond...places in and around the southern California deserts and beyond. Photo taken at Canyon Lake, in the Superstition Mountains of Arizona, December 2011. A few minutes later, after the sun disappeared, these cliffs were their normal color. They were only golden for a short time and I'm glad we were able to view them in their glory.






Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Picmonkey photos of Montezuma's Castle

Okay...I googled PicMonkey and found a couple of sites that told me how to "save as you go".  Apparently I wasn't seeing the "save" button at the very bottom of the page.  MAKE SURE you use a full screen when using PicMonkey!!!  Phew!  Now that I found the "save" button, I tried a couple more edits (see below)...I'll try to explain each one.  Just make SURE you DO save a copy of your original photo!  I accidently, on PicMonkey, replaced my original (ACK!), but I had already saved a copy of it using befunky, so I still have it (phew!)...The second photo is one called "papyrus".  To me, it looks grainy and fuzzy and I don't like it AT ALL.  PERIOD.  Ugh!  The next one is "frost".  Now, I kind of like this one...After "frost" is "paint"...again, it looks too dark.  The final one is "smudge"...again, I kinda like this one, but, really, I'm not sure I like ANY of them!  If you wish to try out PicMonkey, here's the link:    http://www.picmonkey.com/  You begin by clicking on the square that says, "Edit your photo"...you will upload one of your photos.  Then, go to the sidebar and choose the editing option you want.  The top symbol has basic edits.  The second one down, with the lab bottle, has the effects that I showed you here, lus others.  JUST MAKE SURE you save your original photo BEFORE you get started.  I renamed mine after the edit and added a ".jpg" to each one to remember it.

5 comments:

Russ Krecklow said...

Leave 'em alone...they're fine the way you take 'em. You don't need to worry about any other "effects". You have a good eye, a good camera, a good lens...trust yourself...you've got all the proper elements in place.

Teresa said...

I actually like the last one the best (besides the original, of course)

☆☆Mumsy¸.¤ยช“˜¨ said...

I like what PicMonkey has to offer, and like you, I don't like to sign up or pay money to join.

You may want to check out this software Pixlr.com/editor/

It is a very neat program, free, no sign up, and no download..

Stephanie said...

Thanks for the picmonkey info! I LOVE montezuma...got a chance to see it back in the 90s. Great shot - all of them!

Stephanie said...

Thanks for the picmonkey info! I LOVE montezuma...got a chance to see it back in the 90s. Great shot - all of them!