Friday, May 28, 2010
Here is the original.I did an edit on the little girl’s skin to help smooth things out and cropped out the toes. I actually like the toes, but it seemed a little odd since it wasn’t her whole foot and it didn’t include the little boy’s toes too. Here is another edit I tried. I cooled the skin down and brightened things up. I actually like the clean edit of their little faces and added the PW lovely action to soften things up. I just thought I would play a little with these little ones…
If you have time…head over to iheartfaces and see how everyone else edited the same pic!
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
I ran off to run some errands last night and on my way I really enjoyed the cool skies. Isn’t that cool?! This was the pre-storm clouds that threatened on my way to town.
When I came out of Wal-Mart I had the joy of enjoying this wonderful view! I know it was just the Wal-Mart parking lot…can you imagine this with a prettier setting? Anyway, I still love the beautiful sky no matter where I am?!Even while I was driving the sky was still so pretty!!!
What a great night to be out! Of course right after I was done shopping and safe in my car, the rains finally came!! Glad to have made it into my car before they came.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
One thing that they did note is that they were definitely on their way back to the barn for milking…they were fun to watch though.
Monday, May 24, 2010
I always find it interesting how things look SOOC and then after I have messed around with them. Specifically when I am using 50mm lens inside where there lighting isn’t great and I never use my flash. When I take pictures with my 50mm lens I put the ISO up to 800 and snap away. If you look at your view screen or on your computer the picture right below is your first view of it…pretty yellow eh? You could almost question that I got the shot at all. I take the picture in raw so that when I open it from there I can cool the temperature down a little and it completely removes the yellow effect. Then I mess a bit with the exposure or brightness depending with what is going on with the picture I took. I have found that when pictures are taken and there is a spotlight on the faces of the people that I can pull down the exposure and bring the face back into focus. Anyway, the picture below now is that same picture with the temperature tweak and exposure upped a little to bright and clear up the shot. I am always surprised by what I can get away with in the natural light realm. It isn’t professional wedding photographer quality, but it does do what I am hoping which is telling a story…Here is that same picture with a black and white effect.Here it is as well with PW Seventies action (which is what I used to edit the whole lot from this series). Sometimes it is fun to just play with pics and make them fun…even if they look older, LOL!
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Catch this…still posting pics from March!!! We had a chance to dine at Biaggi’s on a trip to Trader Joes. I was sooo pleased to see that they had added a gluten free menu to the process. So wonderful to have them care about my needs!!! You know that life is all about me right?!!! Okay, I know it isn’t but on moments like this I feel like a princess! Not only do they have a gluten free menu, but they also bring out gluten free bread for you too!!! Lovely!Not that I needed the extra calories, but fun to get to have bread like everyone else!I know I could have ordered something fancy, but a gluten free pizza sounded pretty yummy!!! It was so good!Everyone else had delightful foods too! Ahhh, I love a good meal presentation!!! After a wonderful time shopping at Trader Joes and dining at Biagge’s it was back to the grind…once we got through the evening traffic that is. Thankfully this wasn’t bumper like it could have been!