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What to do with that “shot”

By on February 24, 2014

This is the first image I see when I open up my photos of the Camino.  It is the first picture I took in Spain.  We had just got off the airplane in Madrid, found out way to the Subway and we were heading to the Train Station.  It’s a crappy photo.  I don’t know why I kept it and any other workflow would have had it gone in a second. But I kept it.

Must be because I love subways.  The city I live in, Hamilton, does not have one.  Toronto, “just up the road” has a pretty big one. So does Montreal where I think I first rode on one. At least the first one I remember.

Today I found something to do with it.

Until now most of my editing has been done in Lightroom 5. Today I opened  my old copy of Photoshop Elements. 2.0.  Yep, it’s very old.  Somewhere along the line I had a pirated copy of the original Photoshop but never quite put the time into learning it so never got myself a full version.  I only got PE 2 because I was studying web-design and I got it at a good price and enjoyed the course.

So, to make a long story short…. here are some photos of a crappy shot made artsy.  Hope you enjoy.

WP-24-Feb-2014-5the original “crappy” photo


Poster Edge (base filter)


Inked filter


Lens Flare filterWP-24-Feb-2014-3

Water Paper Filter

Please let me know what you think.  I might do some more creative stuff with some of my photos.  Do you like modified photos or is the raw stuff what you like better.

Thanks and Adios.

  1. Reply


    February 25, 2014

    I like the way the poster edge filter sharpened the photo. I do prefer retouched photos but then I’m a graphic designer and think everything should be retouched a bit . . . or maybe it’s because I’m not a very good photographer and my stuff always needs a tweak!! Glad you didn’t toss this photo!

    • Reply

      Jeffrey Everets

      February 25, 2014

      Thanks Tracy.

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