Wednesday, March 10, 2010

The power of editing an image

One of the things I like to do from time to time is find an image that looks utterly hopeless and doing all I can till it becomes something amazing. I think it's a good exercise for my artistic ability.

Just a little history about this image. It's in Surabaya, Indonesia, at a stop light. Our musty, loud and hardly capable bus was waiting behind this group of bikers and I wanted a snap. It's a very common sight in that country. At times I bet I could see no less than 45 of these mopeds at a light. And sometimes carrying as many as five people, two parents and three very small children. lol. I know! Crazy, huh? So this image is important to me because it depicts what I remember so well. I will always love this image now.

Tell me what you think.

Original image. Less than amazing, huh? Well, watch this.


Finished product. Bet you didn't think I could do that. Something amazing! :D


Signing off for today. God bless your socks off,

Capture. Create. Discover.
Something Amazing!


  1. That is really neat! Very fascinating process!

    Benjamin G

  2. Wow, that is amazing! I visited your blog from Sarah's and love your photos. Pretty cool the talent you have for it. God bless.

  3. Thanks all.

    Ashley, you are a full time missionary? To where? That's awesome.

  4. Yes I am. Well, in the preperations stages to begin full time missions in Honduras. Right now I'm finishing raising support and will begin internship in June! I'm pretty excited and can't wait to get there!