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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

A horse, of course

Now these photos did require a bit of editing of the sky, and let me say, so far as I can tell, layer masks aren't very easy in Lightroom, where is my trusty magic wand?

As usual, I'm not really one for instructions users manuals, I'm more of a figure it out as I go along kind of person.

So far it's been working out okay with the camera, over the past two years I've had people in through both the internet and in real life show me all sorts of things, like white balance settings and flash power settings and what that weird button on the lower left side of the lens does (depth of field preview).

So that's what I'm doing right now... figuring things out and asking for help!

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The Rundown
Horse Print Top H&M - Skirt TJMaxx - Motorcycle Jacket Target - Shoes Me Too - Belt TJMaxx -  Monica Ring c/o Poshlocket - Ring Gift Kohls - Nail Color Essie Big Spender
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46 comments:

  1. Sunsets are looking good! I love this outfit, it's definitely badass/rocker. I want a jacket like that so bad but I just can't seem to find one. There were some on sale at Target for $12 but none in a size I could work with :(

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  2. My co-worker has that horse top, and it is just as cute in person as it looks in your pictures.

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  3. Loving the sky...it is perfection!!!
    And yea, I'm more of a learn it myself kind of person too...and google :)
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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  4. I love the horse top. I want it! That skirt looks great on you and I must say that these are some of the most stunning photos I have seen of you. Very pretty!

    http://theclosetintervention.blogspot.com/

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  5. Wow, these photos are amazing! The view is stunning and you look gorgeous!

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  6. Your photos have really become outstanding. We've been thinking about investing in a good camera and I'd have to say that it's probably worth it.

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  7. The pictures are turning out beautiful! I too got a new camera and am learning how to use it!

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  8. Breathtaking Lyddie!!! You look awesome girl. :D Pretty in leather!
    http://sassyuptownchic.blogspot.com/

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  9. Wow, the photos are looking amazing! And every time I see you modelling that horse print top and I am reminded how much I want one.

    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  10. wow, the pictures are really nice! I had to google what Lightroom was because I had no idea, the last picture is my favorite, it's so romantic, perfect for a postcard! You look sexy in this outfit!

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  11. Yeah, I'm useless at taking photos and at editing them, but I do know when photos are well done and yours are gorgeous! :)

    Love this outfit, especially the shoes!

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  12. Well what you're doing works because your photos are always gorgeous! You seriously live in such a beautiful place!

    Loving the tougher jacket paired with the more sophisticated ensemble!

    xx Melina

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  13. Wow! These photos are magnificent! I think you did a fantastic job.

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  14. Sorry, but I stink at photo editing (which is why I don't do it to my photos) and I've had my camera for five years or so and still don't know what all the buttons do. Plus side is that I love your horse print blouse!

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  15. i love your outfit, but my goodness the sunset in the background is so beautiful i am distracted. love!

    High waisted printed pencil skirt GIVEAWAY HERE

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  16. Such pretty pictures! Love everything about your outfit!

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  17. Thanks for you comments!

    Wow what a stunning background, teh sunset is beautiful!

    The doll on fashion

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  18. Loveeeeeeeeeeee, and what that shirt, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  19. My favorite photo is the last one. Great great pics!

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  20. very cute! i just discovered your blog and LOVE it!

    XOXO, JESS

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  21. The pictures turned out fabulous. So pretty. I absolutely love your skirt! Love the moto jacket too :)

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  22. Really fabulous, classy look! Love the horse print!

    http://styleservings.blogspot.com/

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  23. Love your outfit and your blog! Following.

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  24. love the shirt xxx

    www.southmoltonststyle.com

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  25. Lyddie, your pictures always turn out soooo good. That sunset is so dreamy! And I really really really LOVE that top. I mean, I really REALLY love it.

    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights

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  26. The last photo is oh so dreamy!

    I absolutely adore the way the leather jacket toughens up the horse-print shirt. I'll definitely have to use these photos as inspiration for the next time I style mine :)

    xx
    thistimeisacharm.blogspot.com

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  27. Ahh what a beautiful afternoon ----
    gawd every time i see you wear that shirt (twice?) i beat myself up for not getting it.

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  28. love the horse print. so cute and original!

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  29. well the editing worked, the sky looks brilliant. You dont look so bad either :)

    User manuals are for wussies

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  30. I'm totally jealous that you got this horse top, cause I wanted it but they only had a size 4 by the time I got there :( This outfit rocks the horse, I mean house.

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  31. What a gorgeous background! These are stunning photos! The skirt is great, too:)

    So glad you had time to check out 4scarlet.com. Stop back by and follow me back if you feel compelled:) XO

    real budget, real busy, real body fashion:
    4scarlet.com

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  32. Gorgeous photographs! You are doing a fabulous job :)

    -Myisha
    www.BohemianSpiritJewelry.blogspot.com

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  33. The pictures look fantastic. I love that skirt.

    Stay Beautiful,
    Ren
    http://rosesarerenfashion.blogspot.com/

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  34. I so love your horse top...wish I could have scored this one!

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  35. what great photos
    you are doing a great job
    the outfit is a winner
    love everything about it
    brett

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  36. Phenomenal photo of the sunset. I could stare at that for a bit. I love horses as well, just bought a horse dress= happiness! You look beautiful.

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  37. Gorgeous shirt. we got our first H&M here in Florida and I am already their best customer.
    They carry cute things, like your shirt.
    You look gorgeous.

    http://styleidnet.blogspot.com/
    http://styleidcloset.blogspot.com/

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  38. Awesome effect Lydia. I've heard great things about Lightroom

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  39. So, I haven't a clue what you're talking about when it comes to photo editing, but man your photos are gorgeous! That last picture is stunning!

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  40. love the outfit! i saw this shirt in tj maxx but didn't get it bc i wasn't sure how to style it. a++ to you!!

    ~nic

    ps the sunset is just stunning!

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  41. Lovely work withthe sunset and the outfit is so rocker chic!

    Living-thesuite-life.blogspot.com

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  42. Fab outfit. That skirt is super and I wish I had it ... haha

    Re using LR. Have you tried using the graduated filter tool?
    This is excellent for toning down too bright skies.
    Also there is lots of free LR podcasts on iTunes where many of those type of problems are dealt with.
    There is also a LR blog (http://lightroomkillertips.com/) which is excellent if you are new to LR.
    I like

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  43. ... I'll just finish my sentence :) .... I like your photos. You do a fantastic job and you pose so well, your photos are super.

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