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Going on a Picnik

I don’t do much with photo processing. I use the software that came with the camera to adjust things and convert my images from RAW to JPEGs. I use Photoshop to resize and occasionally do some post processing but that’s about it. But the other day I took a photo of foliage at our town graveyard and I thought this photo could use some fun processing.  Enter Picnik.

Graveyard 3

Here’s the original photo.

Graveyard 3 with Halloween Texture

And here’s the photo with a Halloween texture.

Graveyard 3 with Ghosts

Here it is again with some ghosts added for eerieness.

Graveyard 3 Lomo-Ish

I like it with what they call a Lomo-ish effect.

Graveyard 3 Gritty

And it’s pretty cool with the Gritty effect.

Graveyard 3 Orton-ish

Here is it with the Orton-ish effect.

Graveyard 3 Cross Process

And probably my most favorite of all, the Cross Process effect.

I definitely had fun with this and I think some of those processes really enhance the photo for the better. Which one is your favorite?

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  1. I love the ghosty one, but I prefer the brightness of color in the Lomo-ish one. The Orton-ish one seems blurry to me- said from one who’s waiting for her new glasses – so it could just be me.

  2. That is so cool! I love the addition of the ghosts. Very Halloween! I find it amazing what you can do with a good photo software program!

  3. They are all great, but my fave is the one one with the “ghosts”! My 20 year old daughter got me onto “Picnik” awhile back. What a neat site and most all of it is free!! I really like that 🙂

  4. I’m not much of a camera nerd, so I enjoyed them all. Of course, you started with a pretty spectacular photo in the first place!

  5. I might need to play around with that program, too. My fave is the first one in the post, but I like the last picture, too. Nice work and thanks for the tip.

  6. While I love the spooky Halloween effects, my favorite is the cross-process … really gives the photo an “old” feel, like you ran across it in a drawer full of memories!

  7. the gritty onereminds me of days to come, when the leaves are ready to fall off the trees, and it starts to “s”

  8. I like them all, but I especially like the tree (bush?) in the background that looks like a giant bat taking off over the graveyard. I can see it best in the Orton-ish effect one.

  9. I like the Halloween texture the best, because it’s spooky and interesting but also because it’s immediately evident the image has been altered. The others, I could kind of see “falling for,” like thinking they were the original. I struggle with the line between photography as art and photography as a documentary truth. It’s the historian in me.

  10. I love playing with the Piknik effects. The one with the ghosts is really cool and fitting but I really love the way the Orton-ish one intensifies the colors.

  11. Lomo and ghosts. I need to get my camera out more often. My mental camera isn’t as good as it use to be. 🙂

  12. Maybe it’s just me, but I liked the original. That said, the added ghosts in the graveyard is a nice touch.

  13. Love that Orton effect, it really ramped up the contrast. One of my friends has been playing with little “toy” cameras like LOMOs and Holgas, and really enjoying the results.

  14. Geez, they’re all pretty cool… who could pick? I’ll have to tell my boyo about picnik, he’s a big gimp fan (and at not quite 15 does some pretty amazing things with it).

  15. I often love lomo-ish, Orton and cross processing effects. It always depends upon the photo. With fall colors it seems you just really can’t go wrong, it just depends what kind of story you want to tell 🙂

  16. Love the Lomo-ish one!

    If you have photoshop or even elements you can install the same actions – and most are free! Google ‘free photoshop actions’ and you’ll get links AND instructions! (that’s how I do most of my post processing – free actions!)

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