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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Shoot and Edit - Looking Up

I never got around to editing last week!  It was so busy around here.  My kiddos finished school, we had field day which I volunteered at and then there was the holiday with friends over for a fish fry.  GO, go go.  Fun times.  Summer is in full swing here.

So, this week the theme for Good to Wow is "Looking Up".  Here are my interpretations SOOC:

This is my daughter looking up towards the sky while the kids were slip 'n sliding away.

Here she is again with her buddy.

This time I was the one looking up.  Sweet Wy's mommy was holding her up towards the sky and I got down and aimed up to take a picture of her sweet face.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Shoot and Edit - Chalk Drawings

So, I know I'm really late in posting this week but I had some issues with Blogger.  I have a separate account for my stationery business and it wouldn't let me log out.  It's a little difficult to post on this blog when I can't log in!  Anyways, here is my SOOC for chalk drawing:

On Sunday we were at a birthday party and part of the favors were chalk so first thing the kids did Monday morning while getting ready for school was go out back and draw!  Perfect for the theme this week. :)

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Shoot and Edit - Rain Edited

This week my edits are pretty simple.


 Layered with soft light at 50% then added a KK texture and removed it from the flower.



Florida Action




Sunday, May 15, 2011

Shoot and Edit - Rain

Yea!  I'm finally with it this week and posting ahead of schedule!  I looked up the theme last week so I could be ready to snap away, but when I saw the theme "rain/umbrella" I was a bit discouraged.  We've been in such a dry spell here in Texas.  But, Wednesday evening the rain came.  I had no idea what to photograph though.  I walked outside and saw a potted petunia sitting on the patio under the roofline and the rain was just trickling onto it.  It looked so pretty so I snapped a few photos.  Then my two year old saw me out back so he followed me and started playing in the rain.  I took quite a few pictures of him but I couldn't get the settings right.  They're mostly blurry. :(  He had a ball though.  My daughter thought he was nuts!


My 18-200mm lens was on so I started with that but then I ran in and switched to the 50mm 1.4...

I just think the picture is funny.  He thought he'd be able to climb up the slide in the rain.  Not so much!

See you Thursday for edits!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

shoot and Edit - Mother's Day Edited

I've actually always wondered about those gradient maps so thank you, Ashley, for this informative tutorial today!  I think I'll definitely keep this in the hopper for days when I'm lazy or maybe in a hurry. :)  I do actually like the feel they give the photos.

Cropped, Nice & Easy and 1 gradient map

Cropped, Florabella Highlight Protection, 2 Gradient Maps

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Shoot and Edit - Mother's Day

I hope all the mommies out there had a wonderful Mothers's Day!  I had a nice day although it was busy busy.  My daughter is in the choir at church.  She performed in the 8:30 service so no breakfast in bed for the mommy!  Then their end of the year musical was at 3:00 so there was so afternoon nap or pedicure either.  But, I got to spend it with my kids and watch my sweet girl sing on stage with her friends.  What blessings they are!

Here are my SOOC shots:

Thursday, May 5, 2011

shoot and Edit - Growth Edited

Happy Thursday to you!  Today I just did a quick edit and followed Ashley's steps then added a texture and took it off the jalapeno.  



Monday, May 2, 2011

Shoot and Edit - Growth

The prompt actually stumped me this week.  I was busy over the weekend that I didn't even pick up my camera with the exception of a few shots at my daughter's soccer game so when today rolled around I thought what am I going to snap for growth.  I thought of the jalapeno pepper growing out back.  It's my first time to try growing one and my husband told me over the weekend that the pepper looks good!  But, today not only was it a high of like 49 degrees but it rained ALL day.  49 degrees in Dallas in May?!?  I waited and waited for the rain to stop and finally around 6:30 it stopped but it was so cloudy and gloomy.  Not the best for picture taking.

Here's my SOOC of my first jalapeno pepper!