Once Upon A Dream

focal length: 34 mm
shutter speed: 1/160
aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 800
flash: none

Melody prompted us to share our dream-like photos. I shot this yesterday and although the focus was off, I like the slightly blurred effect. It looked “dreamy”. Well… almost.

Here’s SOOC (straight out of camera):

To get from the SOOC to the final image, I cropped just a bit to get rid of the wood piece at the bottom left corner. Then I increased exposure and contrast, adjusted the tone curve, added some white vignetting and decreased the vibrance a touch. You can see the values in the screen shot below from Adobe Lightroom.

Lightroom Screenshot

Et, voila! Dreamy! Well, it is to me at least.

Laura is a Vancouver wedding and portrait photographer. Visit laurahana.com.