Sometimes I do get to places just when God's ready to have somebody click the shutter. - Ansel Adams

Friday, July 31, 2009

Fix it Friday #22

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Original
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My first edit
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My second edit
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My third edit {*new*}
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Slight adjustments in ACR:
-white balance, exposure, clarity, fill light


Photoshop CS3:
*1st edit
-Cropped to 8x10
-Curves
-Texture
-B/W layer
-Dodge/Burn
*2nd edit
-First edit with a b/w layer added
*Third edit
-First edit with more texture and an antique action


Photo credit to Vika Jones.


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Some fellow 07.31.09 Friday-Fixer-Upper's:


Head on over to:

AJ's blog Endless Light Creations to see a *truly* beautiful edit on this image!! I just love it so much that I have to link there so others can see how great of a job she did!

I also really like Tiffany's edit here on her June Makes Six blog. She did a wonderful job and it really does look like an old time photo and something you'd see in a 'history of our town' book or something from like the 1800's.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Our Wedding Anniversary!!!

Three years ago today, we were married ♥♥♥

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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Sometimes...

Sometimes I do get to places just when God's ready to have somebody click the shutter. ~Ansel Adams

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Saturday, July 25, 2009

Something Special Saturday

A tutorial to find the gray point in your photos:
An Easy Way To Find Neutral Gray

Friday, July 24, 2009

Fix-it-Friday Week 21

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•Original
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•My edit
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-Cropped
-Corrected color cast
-Lightened eyes
-Removed some extra color casts that remained throughout the face
-Sharpened
-Blurred background


•My second edit (all steps added onto my first edit)
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-Slight skin smoothing
-Removed blue/cyan from his hair and suit
-Dodged/Burned background and areas of face
-Boosted eyes a tiny bit more


*Photo credit to: Cayle Ngo

Thursday, July 23, 2009

We shot a Peacock.

Not like that, you sillies... with our cameras! Unfortunately, he was shy and was running away up the hill from everybody. So we weren't able to take too good of pictures. My husband got a better one than I did and I really like his (he was ducking his head in mine *lol*). The peacock also had his his feathers down, so we weren't able to see them all spread out. He was still pretty though.

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Louisville Zoo, Kentucky
June 25th, 2009

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Sometimes... you just need to sneeze!

I took these pictures on my husband and son's birthday this past January.

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How I don't share personal photos... well, I figured I could this way as long as I blurred pretty much his whole face. I just wanted to show his gorgeous eyes. I'll have to share a photo like this of my daughter soon as well. Her eyes are as blue as his are brown.

If you'll notice, in the first picture, you can see his little mouth open. That was mid sneeze. The second one was the after, but I would totally spare even my closest family and friends from seeing that *lol* It's the funniest thing ever though!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Lay Down.

Here's a photo of my little boy earlier this month playing on his Daddy's lay-down. It's what he races on the weekends.

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My husband won first place weekend before last! Or, maybe it was the week before that.. I'm confused about which Saturday it was, but he got a pretty trophy that our little boy has claimed as his own! It now sits on my desk so he can see it on a daily basis instead of going to the garage with all the other trophies.

The "Mr. Perfect" isn't my husband's racing name. We just haven't painted his over it since getting the lay down two years ago. We're slow when it comes to the little things... we'll get there eventually though ;)

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Sorry for the lack of updates. I recently updated my browser to Firefox 3.5 and have had nothing but trouble out of it since (growls!). I couldn't log onto to Photobucket (and a lot of other sites), except once in a blue moon, without the browser crashing and I got tired of trying and losing all of my tabs. A few nights ago I uninstalled a bunch of silly tool-bars I had and things have been running a lot smoother since then. So hopefully I'll be able to update more regularly.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Win a *brand new* Tamron lens

Jodi Friedman, of Multiple Choice Photography, is having a lens giveaway on her blog with help from Tamron USA.

Jodi says:
"The WINNER chooses from the 18-270mm (for a crop sensor Nikon or Canon) or the 28-300mm (for a full frame Nikon or Canon)."

So head on over to her blog to read about how you can enter the contest.

Good luck to all of the participants!


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Monday, July 6, 2009

Flowers & a bee.


Two more.
Louisville Zoo,
Louisville, Kentucky.
June 25th, 2009

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Slightly different editing applied.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

New layout...

...and hopefully the last, because I really like this one :)
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