April 25, 2012

Edit Me 2012 - Week 17

Welcome back, friends, and hello to our new followers! This week we have a gorgeous photo for you to edit that just screams Spring! And a pretty cool prize for our winner, too! Don't forget that you can follow the challenge on Facebook and Twitter for even more editing fun! Now then, on with the show...

Our guest judge this week is Diane from Butterflies In Time Photography. Here is a little bit more about her...

Hi, My name is Diane O’Connor and I share my photography work at Butterflies In Time Photography.  Truth be told, photography is not my main profession (not yet anyway) but I do have a never-ending craving to be creative in everything I do.   Although I only began to seriously delve into photography in 2011, my husband encouraged me long before this to do “something creative”.  Well, after much contemplation, I bit the bullet and here I am and I absolutely love it!  I truly am a diehard photo-enthusiast who takes pictures of everything (and I mean everything!), wherever I go.

Be sure to visit Diane on Facebook or her Photo Challenge Page to thank her for judging this week! Here is the photo we have for you to edit:


And how about a great prize for this week? Anyone who takes photos of children could use one of these, and I am so happy to welcome back Happy Acres Farm as our sponsor this week!

Jessi from Happy Acres Farm is offering this week's winner their choice of lens blings. The photos above are just a few of the options! View the full selection in her shop!

A little bit about Jessi:

I am Navy wife and mother of 4, I am a photographer. This all started from me making something for my best friend and fellow photographer to help get the kids attention. From there I started my etsy store and facebook page and it has really been so much fun!!

You can also find Jessi on her photography website and facebook!

Last but not least. here is a review of the challenge guidelines:

This challenge is all about taking a photo and making it your own with the editing program of your choice! It is also about learning a little bit from each other, and exploring new styles! There are no restrictions (unless specifically stated within the post for the week), but we do ask that you share a little bit about how you arrived at your finished product.
  1. When you link up, please use your edited photo as the thumbnail!
  2. If you use the mouseover code or right-click protect your images, you need to either add a copy to the flickr pool (preferred) or it will be assumed that you agree to allow us to use a screenshot of your entry if you are a winner!
  3. The judge for the week will choose the top 3 edits from the entries, and the overall winner of the 3 
  4. If you would like to post multiple edits, specify which one is your choice for judging. Only one photo is eligible for judging, and it must be clear which one you are entering.
  5. Don't forget so share your editing steps, or some tips and tricks so we can learn from each other!
  6. Don't forget to use the #editmechallenge tag when you share your posts on Twitter. 
  7. The linky will open at the time of the post on Wednesday, and close the following Saturday at 11:59 PM (central time).
  8. Winners will be announced the following Tuesday.
  9. Don't forget to visit the other participants, and leave some comment love! As usual, the more you participate the more feedback you will get!
So, there you have it! Have fun, and can't wait to see what you come up with!

Edit Me


  1. What a beautiful image! Thanks, Diane. And I love the lens blings! Thank you, Jessi!

  2. Oh WHAT A gorgeous photo to start with .... Cant wait to see what everyone comes up with! :) and THank You Jessi! :) love those things! so super cute!

  3. Those lens blings are so cute! I love them what a fun prize.

  4. I'm working on being Number 30...... will i make it..... nope...kids come first..... man.....

  5. Thank you Diane for the wonderful image we had to work with. What fun that was! All of the images were just gorgeous and each a winner.