MOC-How are you doing so far?

Discussion in 'Chatty Pad' started by rach3975, Jan 5, 2020.

  1. cookingmylife

    cookingmylife Pizza would be my last meal, except ...

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    I'm ready for a break...plus I just got my car back after 2.5 wks ?!?!? for a scratch on the side door so I'm ready to get back into trips to the charity shop in the ongoing decluttering saga. Otherwise, I'm up to date.
     
  2. chastml

    chastml Shock me, Sinead O'Rebellion

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    I'm 8 behind. I don't know if I'll get caught up before the end of the month, but I'll try!
     
  3. djp332

    djp332 Dude. They're on your head ...

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    I was sick for 2 weeks, but managed to stay current. Then my sister came and we went to Disney World for 2 days. We shopped, went to the beach, ate out, did sister things for a week. Then my brother came to visit for a week. I was so behind, but I managed again to get caught up.

    I think one thing that is on my side is that my husband is in Pittsburgh for the winter, so I have no one else bothering me and wanting me to do things while I'm scrapping.
     
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  4. elseepe

    elseepe I'll follow the sun

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    I'm amazed that we're heading into the final week. It has been a blast. I can't believe I am all caught up. It has seemed a little easier this year, or maybe I'm just not stressing as much over it. It's been super fun, even those layouts that force me outside of my comfort zone to try something new, or scrap in a different style.
     
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  5. honeyandcheese

    honeyandcheese Clipping my way through life

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    I'm 5 full layouts and 2 half-layouts behind. The silhouette challenge is really throwing me for a loop.
     
  6. julianz

    julianz Well-Known Member

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    I've done 21 but I've decided that, unless a challenge comes up now that really appeals or will teach me something new, I'm done.
     
  7. gonewiththewind

    gonewiththewind I choose joy.

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    I got mine on accident. Walking by my daughter's unlit room, the cat was on the bed in front of the window. I closed her door so that the light was only behind the cat and voila! Maybe you could do the same thing with an object, a pet, or a child? LOL Sometimes the pets and children don't cooperate though. Ha!
     
  8. honeyandcheese

    honeyandcheese Clipping my way through life

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    That's awesome! I love happy accidents. :dance

    Did you use a phone or a "regular" camera? My DLSR has been out of commission and I can't seem to get the settings right with my phone and the photos end up with too much detail. If you've got any phone camera tips, I'd love to hear them!
     
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  9. Cherylndesigns

    Cherylndesigns All glasses should be bigger than 1.5 oz

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    Thankfully, even with major computer issues, I've managed to stay afloat. I'm caught up.
     
  10. gonewiththewind

    gonewiththewind I choose joy.

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    I used my phone camera. I have a Google Pixel 3XL. It was so smart that it kept wanting to turn on "Night Sight" and I was like noooo, I don't want you to fix this. LOL

    My first round of photos after I found her in front of the window were taken with my daughter's bedroom door open. There was still too much light coming in from the hallway and living room, so I shut her door and that really got some dark conditions and I was able to get a good silhouette but there was still too much light on her and a lot of noise/grain. I then brought the image into Lightroom and increased the darkness values. You can do that in Photoshop by going to IMAGE>ADJUSTMENTS>LEVELS and then moving the sliders to increase the blackness.

    Hope that helps!
     
  11. A-M

    A-M Not a lot of hustle in my hustle anymore

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    Co-incidences!..... I just had a chat via conversations with Rebekah and said if needed to she should use Levels in her software. she was concerned it was not allowed.
     
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  12. gonewiththewind

    gonewiththewind I choose joy.

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    @honeyandcheese @A-M

    Adjusting levels to increase blackness is a minor edit in my opinion. I still had to take the photo to get the silhouette. However, let's confirm with Courtney to be sure I'm not overstepping here. LOL I might be having to redo my layout.

    @bestcee

    Just for comparison, here's my original:

    2020-01-14-(33).jpg

    And here's the edit:

    2020-01-14-(33)-3.jpg
     
  13. bestcee

    bestcee Lorelei and Rory are my neighbors

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    I agree. Adjusting it minorly like this is still trying the silhouette concept. As you can tell on Cheryl's, it's a minor adjustment. The silhouette is still there, the levels just brings it out more.
     
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  14. bestcee

    bestcee Lorelei and Rory are my neighbors

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    So, with my phone (Android) I touch the brightest part of the photo, where the light is. Like in front of the TV: I touch the tv. The camera adjusts for that light and silhouettes whatever is in front of it.
    Hope that helps!
     
  15. cfile

    cfile My bags are packed for Platform 9 3/4

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    :( so sorry to hear this Julia.. you are only 10 down. You can do it.. it really is neat to complete all 31... I have participated and completed every one ... it was MOC6 that I ended up winning the Polly spot. Regardless... finishing is a great accomplishment. WHat can we do to make you excited to continue to the end?
     
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  16. Aussiegirl

    Aussiegirl Why yes, I CAN help you get to Disney!

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    I am officially behind! We went to my dad's this weekend to celebrate his birthday (2 hours away, so we spend the weekend there). I "looked" at the challenges on my phone to get an idea of the challenges, but no scrapping when visiting family. I've worked on catching up today, but I'm feeling rushed, and not sure if I'm liking my pages. But they are more memories scrapped...so they will have to do. Now to wait to post them since they are for releases.
     
  17. honeyandcheese

    honeyandcheese Clipping my way through life

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    Thank you so much, ladies! Hearing I could adjust a bit like that was HUGE and I finally got my layout done! :beat@gonewiththewind, @A-M, @bestcee
     
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  18. AJK

    AJK But I don’t want to go among mad people!

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    I'm caught up. It is hard to believe how fast this month went! Wow. It is easy for me to stay caught up because my mornings have a block of free time.
     
  19. AJK

    AJK But I don’t want to go among mad people!

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    I didn't realize that! Cool tip!
     
  20. julianz

    julianz Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for your encouragement Christa. I finished MOC the last 3 years. Some challenges are pushing my 'sharing limits' and whilst the organisers have kindly offered work arounds, it got me thinking about why I'm doing this. I've been scrapbooking for a very long time and I realised I've drifted a long way from the original reason I started, and I need to return to that. Doing online challenges isn't achieving those goals. Very few, if any, of my MOC layouts will ever be printed. So challenges that teach me a new skill are still up for grabs but I think I need to focus on some projects that tell stories and actually get them printed.
     
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