Mar 16, 2012

Welcome Back!

After neglecting this blog for a year, I'm looking forward to starting some new challenges. The first of which I'm hoping will help me organize shots of the family that I've been wanting to print and frame!

Apr 11, 2011

SOOC Sunday

OK, so it's not Sunday, but it feels like one.  Woke up to a thunderstorm and now it's quiet and gray.

Week 3 of 52

Except for Christmas, we rarely get a photo of all of us.  
Thank you, Dad, for thinking of it.  Even if it is so "casual."  Those are best anyway.

Apr 7, 2011

Good to Wow - Shoot & Edit - UP


Texture:  warmsun by Kim Klassen

The theme for this week's Good to Wow was "up."
It's a beautiful day here and I thought I'd head out and take an "up" shot, but my battery needs to be charged!  Then, I remembered that a couple weeks ago, I had snapped some shots of our first spring buds.  
I googled "spring quotes" and found this one...fitting for the day this photo was taken.

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Apr 2, 2011

Good to Wow - Edit - Green


Now, that's GREEN!  While I like the perspective of this photo, the quality of focus was off and the table looked more "blue" than reality.  This edited version is still not a great sample - I did a real hack job of cloning out stuff in the background (I kept forgetting what layer I was working on).  But I love how adding a layer with a green fill (blended) bumped up the green.  Again, I did a rushed job of erasing out the filter on all parts but the table.  It was easy to do the balls, though, as the brush "fit nicely" over them.


I just loved this photo of my son playing in the mud, but it was a bit washed out.  I applied a soft light blend and Ashley Sisk's "Nice and Easy" action and adjusted hue and saturation.  I backed it off on the orange in his boots a bit and in the yellow gloves.  Love how the mud looks shiny and gushier!

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Picture Me - Week 2 of 52

For my pics of Me this week, I got a little silly at 

The following is supposed to be a "1994" image - the year I graduated.  
I assure you my real 1994 photo had flat hair, very flat.  This style had gone out a few years prior...that is to say there really is a freshman or sophomore photo of me like this - though I would have aspired to bangs like this, mine were still a little flat.

These two below remind me of my mom's yearbook photos.  I'm going to have to find the comparisons and upload them.  It's amazing the resemblance (especially the one of 'me' holding camera)

Finally - it's really eerie how much the "me on the left" looks like my brother in his high school track photos in this one! 

Mar 29, 2011

Texture Tuesdays

Softened edges, applied texture (Kim Klassen's "warmsun")
with soft light blend mode, adjusted hues, removed some blending from sled and face.

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UPDATED:  I've been looking at the image above and I'm just not totally pleased.  I opened it in Photoshop again and added the original file under it as a layer.  Then I erased the top layer to reveal the center portion of the image again.  Much better.