I was inspired after reading Cindee's post on Deidra's site called "6 Tips for Taking Better Pictures." I had heard of several of the apps and sites she recommended for editing photos, but had really never spent much time exploring or playing with them.
Another reason this topic intrigued me is that I'm taking part in an online (in)courage group whose focus is all about discovering art in your life. Our challenge this week was to try our hand at another form of art outside our usual area. For instance, some ladies in the group are paint and paper artists, some are photographers, some are fiber artists, etc. Since I'd been doing a lot of crocheting lately, I figured it would be good for me to try something else for a bit.
This is a gorgeous Wednesday at the start of summer, and I actually had some free time this afternoon. So I grabbed my little Sony Cybershot camera and headed outside in the wind and the sun so see what I could see. As I walked around the front of the house, nothing caught my eye. I even said out loud, "Everything is so ordinary." But, I would not be denied finding shots that showed the everyday beauty that surrounds me!! I first ventured over to the upper pond and took a couple pictures there. With the wind, it was so pretty to see the grass and the trees moving and blowing.
As I finished up, I realized truly, yet again, how incredibly blessed I am to be surrounded with this God-given beauty every day. Honestly, beauty really is in the eye of the beholder.
All these pictures were done with just the basic editing tools on PicMonkey - very cool site, no registration needed, just upload a picture and go!
I know there are many other sites that have great features as well that I can't wait to try on another day. Plus, I want to play with the camera on my phone and some mobile apps to see what other fun things I can discover.
What are your favorite editing sites and apps? What hints and tips do you have to share?