The Piano
Last night, I was featured in “I Heart Friday” at Simplicity (aka Faith’s blog) for my photo, “The Piano.” I received so many wonderful comments on Flickr, that I thought I would share the photo on my blog. I also thought I’d respond to a few requests I’ve been receiving to include my Exif data and lens along with my photos. Here is my SOOC shot:

Lens: Tamron 28-75 mm, Focal Length: 75 mm, ISO: 100, Shutter Speed: 1/60, Aperture: f/4, Speedlite used at 1/4 power.
The Piano SOOC
For more SOOC shots, go visit The Slurping Life and Murrieta 365 at:

What is Exif data? Exif data is a record of the settings a camera used to take a photo or video. This information is embedded into the files the camera saves. There are a couple of ways that you can view Exif data (assuming that the photographer enables you to view that information) if they are not readily displayed. 

1. If the photographer uses Flickr to host their images, you can often click on their image and go to their Flickr account (I have this enabled on my blog). 
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You will be brought HERE. This will tell you everything you need to know about that image including (but not limited to): 
  1. Date taken
  2. Date uploaded to Flickr
  3. Camera used
  4. Exposure
  5. Aperture
  6. Focal Length
  7. ISO Speed
  8. Flash usage
  9. Processing Software used
  10. Lens used
2. Another way to view Exif data is to download an Exif viewer add-on to your browser. For example, I use Firefox…therefore, I downloaded this Exif Viewer. I don’t always have the best luck with this method, but it does allow me to view Exif data on photographs that aren’t linked to Flickr if the photographer has allowed those properties to be viewed. 

Your next question is going to be, “how do change the permissions on those properties?” Honestly, I’m not sure…but if I find out, I’ll let you know. Also, if the photographer or blogger has right click disabled on their blog, neither of the above approaches will work.

Alright, with all that said…here is my final edit, and the photograph that was featured on Faith’s blog. I did not record my steps, but I know that I included a texture by Kim Klassen (I’ve included her link below…she offers FREE textures every Friday, so be sure you sign up for her newsletter). I also applied Pioneer Woman’s Seventies action and lowered the opacity so the effect was subtle. I’m really pleased with the outcome.
Everyday Beauty - The Piano
I hope everyone has a great weekend. I haven’t caught up on emails or blog reading yet as we’ve decided to have a pretty lazy Saturday…and I’m about to get ready for the wedding this afternoon, but I will have Scavenger Hunt Sunday posted at 1 am EST. I hope to see you there! Now, go check out more from Kim Klassen!
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