The Before, then the After, and some of the Inbetween


The new software I got for doing videos is really fun to play with and one of things I have been enjoying is recording the screen when I am processing an image. I did a long recording where I talked out loud what I was thinking and what I did to the image.  If you want to view that there are instructions at the end.


This is how the image looked when I started working on it.  I love this building, it is very grand, though it is one of those buildings that the insides were taken out so they could rebuild it.  I don’t know how much of the interior remained, I suspect it is just the facade and the foyer.  Though, the foyer is pretty amazing, I love going in there and just looking.  It is quite breathtaking.

Then the image ended up looking like this.


Not a lot of difference, but I did try to get rid of the people that were in the foreground a bit.  I like the lighting in it, and I like comparing the before with the after, it is quite nice to see how an image can be transformed.  I think the first image was more a snap of the outside, whereas this one looks more in keeping with how they want people to view the building.  Elegant perhaps.

Here is the video I did of it.

That is the sped up version.  The long version goes for just over 30 minutes.  If you would like to see the full version so you can see what I did, then you will need to press the buy now button and pay the $3.  Then I will add your YouTube name or email address to the video and you will have access to it. Please think of this as a way of helping to support me so I can continue doing this for you.

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  1. This is great. You did a fabulous job and made it a “Leanne” photo with the colors. And I love that zippy video! Great idea to sell the long version.

    1. Thank you Laura, I love seeing the sped up versions, they look so funny. Oh well, we will see if it is a good idea, time will tell.

  2. Hi, Leanne. Loved the sped-up version. Don’t know how you did it, but it was fun to watch. I definitely want to see purchase the long version, but when I clicked on Buy Now, it took me to a very strange PayPal page that I had never seen before. Unfortunately, I can’t figure out how to get you the money. Any hints??

    1. Thank you Stacy for letting me know about this, I will check it out, it is weird, every time I do one of these they are different. hang on, will see if I can work it out.

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