Stepping Out

In my last post, I talked about the importance of making space in my life for creative pursuits. Then I spent all weekend being sick with a 101 degree fever. Not quite what I had in mind, but I wound up using the time in bed to check out some tutorials over at Kim Klassen’s place. I treated myself to her Beyond Layers experience, a year full of inspiration, tools, tutorials, and community – and I spent some time browsing through the posts that are already stacking up over there. It was amazing to see so much talent in one place.

So I went through some old shots from our 2009 Hawaii vacation and picked one that was pretty uninspiring. I took it on Nick’s birthday from the patio at the Outrigger Canoe Club (and what a lovely lunch THAT was!) but the glare from the water made it impossible for me, as a novice photographer, to get a good shot. Here’s the original:

Not so great, right? But after working through some of Kim’s tutorials, and reading through some of what other folks were doing as part of the Beyond Layers workshops, here’s what I came up with:

Fun! What I love most of all is that I was able to salvage a photo that represented a really special day. Thanks, Kim! Looking forward to doing more of this.

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