So, this is a little different. I didn't have enough time to do a big post, and yesterday I didn't post a blog at all. Shame on me. So, today I thought I'd show you sort of a process of how I edit. I realize now that this would have worked better had I taken screen shots during the process, but I didn't realize I was going to do this till afterwards. So I apologize!
So this is the beginning image. I could see it had potential, I just knew I needed to put some time into it.
I took out the plant directly behind my grandma because I thought it was distracting.
If you notice the walker in the bottom left corner, it's sticking up in the frame so I removed that as well.
I made a copy of the post on the left side and flipped it so I could put it on the right side. I did this so it would look more symmetrical.
I brightened up just her, but I left the background as it was, because it has a sort of nice glow to it.
Then I Gaussian blurred the background so it was out of focus, and i sharpened just her, so she became the main focus.I'm sure now that i've explained it you can probably see all the little mistakes I made because you'll know where to look for them. but I just thought I would give you a little insight into how I do things.