May 8, 2012

Edit Me 2012 Week 18 Winners!

Thanks again for another great week here on the Edit Me Challenge Blog! We love interacting with you guys via Facebook and Twitter! By the way, I love that Edit Me is International. Our judge this week lives in beautiful Australia! It makes me happy that this challenge connects us with people all over the world!

Our guest judge this week was Kaylene Maalste from L'INSTANT and Gum Nut Photography and Digital Art. Here's a little refresher on Kaylene...

Gum NutI am retired and live in Berri, Australia with my husband and bossy cat. I have always been interested in creating, in my early days it was playing around with beading, paper maiché, mosaics, quilting and embroidery. I always felt that I needed to focus my creativity into one if not two mediums and I have accomplished this with Art Quilts and photography. My surrounding countryside is full of many different landscapes, in fact sometimes I do not need to even leave my garden. I love taking photographs and then playing with them in my editing software (Photoshop PSE 10) and several great plug-ins.  I cannot draw so the computer screen has become my canvas. I participate in challenges that have given me the opportunity to develop my editing skills.  I use a CoolPix L120 camera (basically a point and shoot), and I am looking forward to the day I can move up the camera ladder.  My husband is very supportive and has grown used to me asking him to pose for me, and coming to an abrupt halt when we are driving so I can take a shot. 

Be sure to check out Kaylene here and here to tell her thank you for judging this week! 

Now here are Kaylene's Top 3:

Jennifer from Fotoplicity.
This edit is intriguing in how the use of the different blending layers has brought a touch of drama to the photograph and also given it depth and perspective. Bravo.

Seeing Beauty by Amanda.
One of the goals of Edit Me is to make the photograph belong to the editor. Amanda has accomplished this by adding warmth to the image through adjusting the tones, and also the cloning out of the fence etc. gives the viewer an uninterrupted view of the wheels. Well done.

And our overall winner is:
K*handtke  from clicks and keys.
This edit had me coming back more than once and the reason is that the edit draws the viewers’ attention to the wheels and the large reflection in the river. This was also accomplished by lightening the bottom of the photograph and drawing out the colours in the wheels. Excellent.



  1. Thanks for judging, Kaylene! Your comments are thoughtful and helpful.

  2. Congrats for the top 3! I agree, Kaylene you gave such thoughtful and useful comments. These were three of my faves, too!

  3. Thank you so much for choosing my edit in your top three. I am honoured!!

  4. These are all gorgeous edits! Love 'em!