Sonel’s Photo-Editing Challenge : Trees and/or Tree Trunks


The photo above is the untouched copy. Using the Pixlr, I made the tree a little bright and added a little more green color to the leaves. The tedious task was to remove the pole on the right side behind the branches. Then, I decided to change it to black and white: tree-BW

I had a little fun of using the “paint” feature to convert it into a different version:


The last one was done by the Lightroom. I enhanced it with the “detail” feature and the radial filter…

tree-by lightroom

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47 responses

  1. I love each of these edits. I can’t seem to choose a favorite! :)

    January 16, 2014 at 6:48 pm

    • Amy

      Thank you for your kind comment, Linda :)

      January 16, 2014 at 7:07 pm

  2. Your photo editing is amazing!

    January 16, 2014 at 6:59 pm

    • Amy

      Hi Neihtn, I’m so encouraged by your comment! Btw, I just read the book review of your “Village Teach”. I’m so glad I had a chance to read it, great stories and excellent writing!

      January 16, 2014 at 7:10 pm

  3. All of these edits are fantastic! The original picture is perfect for this challenge. Really well done! :-D

    January 16, 2014 at 7:49 pm

    • Amy

      Thank you, Jackie! The Pixlr was easier and was free, the process was more time consuming than I expected :)

      January 16, 2014 at 8:38 pm

      • I can certainly relate to that! :-D

        January 16, 2014 at 9:03 pm

  4. Love this. The tree trunk is so interesting with all the different shapes on the trunk.

    January 16, 2014 at 8:36 pm

    • Amy

      It makes you wonder how all the shapes grew into one big tree… The tree was shorter than it looks on the pic.

      January 16, 2014 at 8:43 pm

  5. Great edits, Amy. I have yet to use Lightroom, it’s my next step in furthering my photography.

    January 16, 2014 at 8:40 pm

    • Amy

      The Lightroom is different… I’m learning bit a time. The last one above was a quicky touch, I used the edited copy that was done by the Pixlr, then copied to the LR.

      January 17, 2014 at 7:44 am

      • Amy

        Btw, I was experimenting the LR. I hope to learn more if I have time :)

        January 17, 2014 at 11:45 am

  6. All are lovely, Amy, but the last is my favourite. :)

    January 16, 2014 at 8:40 pm

    • Amy

      I like the last one too. I used the copy that was edited numerous time using the Pixlr, then imported to the Lightroom for a final touch :)

      January 17, 2014 at 7:46 am

  7. That is so neat, you were able to get rid of the pole.

    January 16, 2014 at 9:06 pm

    • Amy

      It looks a little better, but it took too much time to remove that little pole :)

      January 17, 2014 at 7:49 am

  8. How fun, your choices are great!

    January 16, 2014 at 10:46 pm

    • Amy

      Thank you, Lisa!

      January 17, 2014 at 7:49 am

  9. Sonel

    Reblogged this on Sonel's Corner Photo-Editing Challenge.

    January 16, 2014 at 11:04 pm

  10. Sonel

    Fantastic shot Amy and great composition too! What a beautiful tree and you’ve edited it so well! I love all the edits! Great choice for the challenge and thanks for taking part. *big hugs*

    January 16, 2014 at 11:07 pm

    • Amy

      Thank you, Sonel! I’m so encouraged by your comment. Appreciate your creative work!

      January 17, 2014 at 7:50 am

      • Sonel

        You are very welcome Amy and I can say the same of yours hon. Thanks. :D *hugs*

        January 17, 2014 at 11:32 am

        • Amy

          *hugs* :)

          January 17, 2014 at 11:46 am

  11. I just love the editing. :D

    January 17, 2014 at 1:26 am

    • Amy

      Thank you so much :)

      January 17, 2014 at 7:50 am

  12. Strikingly processed and presented,Dear Amy ! All of them have something different to say.Superb POV !!! Have a peaceful and creative weekend !
    Love, Doda :) :) :)

    January 17, 2014 at 6:08 am

    • Amy

      Hi Doda, Having seen your exquisite photos, I’m flattered by your comment. Glad it’s Friday :)

      January 17, 2014 at 7:38 am

  13. Forgive me to be blunt, Amy. You know how I am. ;) I’m not fond of the last one. I also think you didn’t need to remove the pole. But the other three, esp. seeing the transition, it looks so awesome. Boy, you have some options. I only use the computer to edit my images. You put my recent B&W post to shame. Really an awesome job!

    January 17, 2014 at 7:54 am

    • Amy

      I love to hear your advice, Rommel. And, I want to give you a big Thank-you! I was going to give a link of your b/w post here, then, I thought it was too risk (they’ll never want to see my b/w) :D

      January 17, 2014 at 8:10 am

      • Edit… You did pick the right image…

        January 17, 2014 at 8:13 am

        • Amy

          Both did… Thank you :)

          January 17, 2014 at 11:42 am

  14. Great job Amy! I really enjoy that third image. :)

    January 17, 2014 at 8:12 am

    • Amy

      It’s more like a drawing… :) Thanks, LuAnn!

      January 17, 2014 at 11:46 am

  15. Amazing theme from Sonel. Beautiful shot and editing @Amy :)

    January 17, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    • Amy

      It’s fun to re-touch the photo though it’s very tedious…

      January 19, 2014 at 4:42 pm

  16. I think I like the straight B&W image the best.

    January 17, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    • Amy

      I was surprised by the b/w image. Thank you for stopping by, Phil!

      January 19, 2014 at 4:43 pm

  17. I really like the second to the last one. Lovely photo, well done :-)

    January 17, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    • Amy

      Thank you, Ingrid! The spot was captured in the Longwood Gardens :)

      January 19, 2014 at 4:44 pm

  18. Beautiful!

    January 17, 2014 at 9:29 pm

  19. Love your editing!

    January 18, 2014 at 10:53 am

  20. I still prefer the first one! A beautiful picture, Amy. I hope you are having a nice weekend.

    January 19, 2014 at 4:41 am

    • Amy

      We drove to another town to have lunch, just got back… I like the green colors of the first one.

      January 19, 2014 at 4:46 pm

  21. Wonderful!

    January 19, 2014 at 8:33 am

  22. All of the pictures are great, Amy! My favourite is the one with the “paint” feature. It’s so shiny like a silk painting.

    January 20, 2014 at 5:35 am

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  24. I love the third one. It’s gorgeous.

    July 22, 2014 at 4:19 am

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