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Creek by Addi


First my mom taught me how to use her Nikon Cool Pix camera. After I got the hang of it, we drove around to take random pictures at a park, in our neighborhood, and even at a cemetery. 

Once we got home we uploaded all the pictures on to our computer so we could see them better. I had to decide on a good one to manipulate.  When I saw the one I took at the covered bridge park I knew that was the one that I wanted to manipulate. It was of a tree that was partly green and partly orange. Part of it had begun to change into the colors of fall, but the other part was still hanging on to summer and staying green. 

My mom has a photo editing software on her computer called Digital Image PRO.  This is the program that I used to manipulate it. First, I adjusted the color to make the oranges brighter.  I also auto adjusted the light and exposure. Next, I sharpened the image.  The hardest part was choosing a filter to use on my picture.  I experimented with many different filters until I found the one I liked the best.  The filter I ended up using was “Lite

Screen”. This filter that made the picture lighter and made it look as if you were looking at the tree through a screen door. I liked it the best because it made you feel like you were sitting inside looking out the window at the world changing. 

The last thing I did was added an orange frame around the picture. A feature on the program let me click on an orange part on the tree and then make the border that very same shade of orange.