Monday, 27 April 2009
Friday, 24 April 2009
Edit 5 close up
Now what did I do with this gorgeous baby?
I was thinking about 'scrapbooking' the photo, or clip-masking, or texturising - but at the end of the day a baby is just as a baby should be - smooth & fresh and unadulterated beauty (milk spots and all) - that is so fleeting and so absolutely in need of capturing for time immortal. I just didn't want to 'change' this baby in any way, it was just the photo that I wanted to edit - a little ;)
Wednesday, 22 April 2009
Monday, 20 April 2009
I seriously don't like ANY of the pictures I have taken of myself, but this was probably the best of the bunch, so much as I don't expect to win any fame for this one, it's here and I've not missed an entry - and you get to see my face. In the sunshine you don't see me without shades and a hat (hence the shady forehead). We have an expression in our house - "if you don't like what you see, just look at the flowers." It's a long story, but I recommend you do just that for this one ;) !!
This was taken when my 3yo and I were messing on the sofa one afternoon,when I was practicing working with no flash indoors (for no-flash week). It's not as crisp and sharp as I would like, but I still love it! I usually HATE pictures of myself, but this one just seems to encapsulate me when I am happiest - messin' with my kiddos :D We were both laughing together so much over something very silly! :D
Friday, 17 April 2009
I'd done lighter, so I thought I'd try darker! Problem is I 've no idea what I did!! It did involve faded LOMO, vibrance and some desaturation - I know that much. I vignetted the edge and then added a clip-mask frame from HERE. I quite like it but not as much as the first edit.
For fun I thought - "well it's a bit blurry - let's play with that," so back in paint.net I added the zoom blur with just his face in focus. I liked it! It made him look like he was walking through a warp-tunnel!!
Sunday, 12 April 2009
I was all out of 'flowers' in her hair spring shots (just didn't have any good enough). And then I remembered the sparkly bunny ears we got given a couple of years ago, so decided to pose a few shots in the garden - in front of this gorgeous blossoming bush - it turned out well :)
Thursday, 9 April 2009
OK - Here is my original shot (right at the top) and all my edits of it following. This is the daughter of some close friends of ours - isn't she beautiful! I spent hours on this and am actually quite pleased with the results, BUT there are always things that can be made better, so I'd like to hear what you think and what you would do to make these even better. Is there something I am missing?
Monday, 6 April 2009
Looking through the entries this week I see that many have chosen to enter sibling friendships. With 7 children I have a mountain of those shots (gladly), but I wanted to challenge myself to find one that was NOT of two of my children, but of one of them with a best friend (they do each have one). As it turns out I don't have too many - note to self - must take more!! I have a fair few photos of their friends but not with them in too!
Sunday, 5 April 2009
Ok - I know the description for this week is my FRIEND (x1) and I, but this truely was the best photo I have of myself with any of my friends (I'm the one in the middle), so I'm hoping you will forgive me having two friends in the picture! I'm usually the one taking the photo and hiding behind the viewfinder!!
Friday, 3 April 2009
We began with beautiful girl in a blurry picture this week, but I hope you like my fixes (not sure I do though!!) :D
Here are my steps - all with freebie programs!
Open file in Paint.net
Sharpen whole shot 7 points
Reduce noise 0.10 and 0.10
Save and open up in Picnik