At our home, the gathering was on Sunday, giving me the next day to recover from all of the busyness. With the exception of doing a few loads of laundry, I spent most of the day recharging my batteries, snuggled in a chair on the deck to read a book, then later on a couch to watch the Toronto Blue Jays defeat the Texas Rangers.
In between, however, I also took some time to go through the photos I took on Sunday. Covering everything from mealtime to the fun and games afterwards I did my best to record the time for present loved ones and posterity. There was the family at the dinner table, the candid shots of besotted adults cuddling babies, father and son playing catch, and the card game finale.
For the most part the results were fine, not works of art perhaps, but adequate. With some lighting issues, a few, however, failed to make the grade.
Fortunately, image editing programs can improve many mistakes. Here are a few tutorials on enhancing and retouching photos in Photoshop:
How to Enhance and Retouch
Enhance Colours With Photoshop's Photo Filter
Improve a Photo in 2 Steps with Screen Mode
Easily Enhance an Image
Fixing Exposure With Shadow/Highlight
Darken Overexposed Photos With Multiply Blend Mode