Monday, January 31, 2011

I Heart Faces - Best face photo

This has definitely made me realize how FEW pictures I took during January.  It was so cold and the few times that we were out and about, I forgot my camera.  <sigh>

Here's a shot that I captured of Matt while we took down the Christmas decorations on New Year's day...

Another shot of his "don't take ANOTHER picture of me" face.  I remember when he used to smile...

Check out the other great shots at IHF

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

Tennis?  Ballet?  Not sure what this stroke is called! (SOOC - no time to edit this morning!)

Monday, January 24, 2011

I Heart Faces - Innocent Wonder

I love this week's theme on IHF.  It makes me think of my sweet niece, Em.  I have a couple of good shots of Em showing the innocent wonder that only a young child can show.  And I had a really hard time picking between a couple.  But I think I like this one....

It was taken last August, just as Em was turning two.  She was just discovering the wonder of airplanes.  She just loves airplanes and delights in showing you each and every one.  :)

Check out the other innocently wonderful photo's over at IHF...

Saturday, January 15, 2011

I Heart Faces ~ Fix it Friday #82

I'm super happy to do another Fix it Friday over at I Heart Faces.  It's another chance to learn more editing skills in PSE. 

Here's the original:

Here's my first edit.  I cropped it.  Then used EE's Georgia action and tweaked it.  Finished with PW's Boost action and tweaked it.

Second edit.  Flipped the image, tilted it, cropped it.  And then ran PW's Lovely action which I tweaked.  That's it.  I like it.  :)
Final edit.  Used my second edit and converted it to BW using one of PW's actions. 

Check out the other edits over at IHF...

Monday, January 10, 2011

Macro Monday

Here's one I snapped just the other day.  Of course, Matt wouldn't hold still so I didn't quite get the shot I wanted.  Oh well...

Check out some of the other Marco's here...

I Heart Faces - Smiles

I've taken a break from my blog but it's really nice to get back in the swing.  Here's my entry for I Heart Faces for this week....

I had such a hard time picking a photo this time.  I played with probably 4 different shots.  But I decided on this one.  Let me know what you think and then check out the other shots over at IHF...

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Finally back!

I seemed to run out of time every single day during the holiday's...did you?  It seems like we didn't do have the things that we normally do during Christmas time and I think I spent every moment that I was at home - painting!  Kat and Matt had asked for "new rooms" for Christmas which meant I was repainting and moving furniture for at least two weeks.  But we managed to get it done - on the 23rd!  Nothing like working down to the last minute...

Needless to say, I didn't have much time for the photography challenges that I had been enjoying.  I barely remembered to pick my camera up on Christmas morning.  But I did mange to catch some fun shots which are below...and all are SOOC (since I'm still not really caught up!).

Reading Kat's letter from Santa
Opening stockings
Opening stockings
Discovering the Wii that Santa left
Opening gifts with Emma.  Check out that tongue!
Look at my cell phone Kat!
Kat got a cell phone too!
Love this shot of Em!  Would really love to know what she's thinking!  :)
Wow ~ look Emma!

Mom - do I look silly?  Umm...YES!
What do you think HE'S thinking?!?

I'll get back into the swing with my camera this weekend.  I hope.  Cross your fingers!