January 26, 2011

Let It Snow....Let It Snow...Let It Snow...

When it started to snow today, my friend Lynne Powell Hill took some photos outside at her farm in Buchanan VA and they are awesome! I decided the colors were so perfect for me to have some fun and do some special effects on them so I could share them with all of you.

Photo effect details: In Picasa I went ahead and brought the light and highlight levels way up and the contrast way up. Then in Picasa Picnik,I went into  and used the following special effects: Winterized, snowflake frame (costume colors) , frost frame (costume colors) and then did some costume frame and matting colors. The last photo I added "texture" after I changes all the light levels. I think they turned out kind of like a winter wonderland fairytale....what do you think?

This last one I put a paper texture on the photo after I lightened it but as you can see the texture did darken the photo a bit. Thanks Lynne for sharing your beautiful photos with us on this cold dreary day!
oxoxxo Lexi and Chrstina


  1. Beautiful pictures!!

  2. those came out sooo nice! They look like paintings!

  3. Winter photos can be great, nice and crisp colours. I like what you did with them, especially the last one.

  4. These special effects are so cool. I need to learn how to do that. Fun!
    Blue Ridge Gal sent me over - she said you were in the Blue Ridge too so I thought I'd check you out. Nice blog! :-)