Photos Before and After, My Favorites

Hello and thanks for coming by today. I love to write so I’m very glad you clicked over! I post every day at 1pm central. I also love taking photos (take a look at my galleries here). With photos, just like with words, there’s some editing that goes on with the original image. Every once in a while I don’t change the image at all, but then other times I adjust the brightness/contrast or change it to black and white. And beyond that, there are inspirational moments where I get a little crazy (for instance, the Halloween images I posted yesterday or these before and after bird photos), so I thought today might be fun to share a few of my favorite more-heavily edited photos, the ones that are manipulated into something different from the original photos. I’ll add a little description of each one, too. First you’ll see the original, then followed by the edited version.


Seahorse. I’ve never found a seahorse on the shore before until a little one washed up one summer day. I took a few photos and then, in a moment of surprise and confusion, realized my beagle ate it! RIP little horse of the sea.


Jesus. This image comes from a cemetery statue. If you’ve been following the site for a little while, you might have picked up that I like taking photos at (and visiting) cemeteries. Towering over those resting in peace was a tall statue of Jesus and I thought it would make a great photo.


Rings of Color. It was Independence Day and I was practicing with light and a longer exposure. Not all of them turned out as cool, but this is one I kinda liked a lot. It was one of my nieces using a sparkler in a circular motion.


Foxy. This was a crazy moment. I was taking photos of an alligator and all of the sudden noticed there was a fox sitting a lot closer than I ever thought a fox would be to an alligator. And sometimes, regarding the editing image below, too much of a good thing is an even better thing.


Palm Branches. The original photo was from a park in central Florida. Not a whole lot of editing but I thought it would look interesting to use extreme levels of brightness and contrast with additional color.


If you have some art to show, I’d love to hear about it! What’s your favorite type of image to edit and change?

Thanks for dropping in!

-Out of the Wilderness

Published by Ben Wilder

Since 2005, I've called Nashville home. I'm the leader of the pack, which includes an 13-year-old beagle and an 11-year-old blue heeler mix. My days include writing, video editing, and other fun activities. Thanks for checking out my blog, I hope you enjoy it!

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