Tuesday, March 31, 2009

I <3 Faces...Pets...

This week theme is pets or a kids pouty face...So to start I choose this picture of our dog named Sammy...He is somewhere between 12 & 13 years old. He joined our family about 10 years ago when a family we worked with was getting a divorce and they couldn't decide who got the dog...So they gave him up. In our luck...He was already house broke. YEA...To see more peoples pets click on over to I ♥ Faces and see what you can see...

What is the color of your eyes??

I found this game over at "Spoiled Mommy"

First of all it isn't very easy trying to snap a picture of your own eye. Here are two renditions...The first one I just snapped a picture of me and cropped. I tried to get a lil different angle then just the straight forward shot like the one below. In the one below I just did a color focus on my brown eye didn't change the color by any means but isn't funny how the color very from the straight forward and the side picture. I'd say the below picture is more acruate. I have very dark brown eyes. AND I love them. So happy I passed this gene down to my three kids too.
So click the camera picture above and see what others came up with...

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Senic Sunday...

The words below are from Michelle over at "Pieces of Me". 
Sometimes we are so busy with everyday life that we forget to appreciate the beauty that God has placed before us. Scenic Sundays are about stopping and smelling the roses. And whileyou're smelling those roses, take a picture so that others can share in your appreciation for the beauty of His creation. So pretty please come join us for Scenic Sundays. Maybe we'll see things in a different light.

This week I am showing a gorgous picture of my Dad's Hollyhocks he grows every summer.  

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Senic Sunday...

Here's my first time at Scenic Sunday over at Miti's blog Pieces of Me.
This is a picture of the beach in mexico that I made into an egg. You too can do fun creative things like this at Dumpr. Check it out...There are all sorts of things you can do...Below is the orginal.

I <3 Faces...

This week at I Heart Faces has this picture called Dimpled Darling
This first one was done with "Picnik" . Started off using gritty then turned black and whit then brushed his shirt back to color ans lastly added vignette. Picnik is so fun. I really enjoy it.

This one I used Picasa. Started of using black and white focal then used soften twice.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

You Capture...Week 4...Shadows...

While out in a pasture today I noticed my shadow on the ground and decided to "Snap" a picture for this weeks challenge. Not a sexy picture by any means but kind of neat I thought...I did turn black and white then used soft focus. Using Picasa...

This picture below is too of a Shadow. The puppy's name was "Shadow". He is no longer with us so this a special tribute to him. RIP

To see more unique I ideas of shadows click on over to "I should be folding laundry" ...(I love that title) and check them out and be sure to leave a comment. We all love them. :~)


Monday, March 16, 2009

I <3 Faces ~ Green Theme

In celebration of St. Patty’s Day, we are having a green-themed week at I ♥ Faces! So with the GREEN theme I instantly knew which photo I wanted to use. This is my nephew in his motorcycle helmet. Obviously after riding through a muddle puddle or two. :~)

So as I was going through my pictures trying to find an adult wearing green...I found myself. So here is my entry.

I hope you enjoy. After I linked I realized I linked wrong. :~( So sorry. I'm a slow learner. I need to post then click my title then grab that adress. Whew. Next maybe time... I'm just trying to learn from others. So since I messed up there I'll post this picture too. Happy St. Patrick's Day. Please leave a comment.
Make sure to click the Icon buttons above to see more "GREEN"

Saturday, March 14, 2009

join the theme: {black & white}

we picture {this}

I am playing along and enjoying the talented photographers, at this great site called "We Picture This"
The photo assignment for this month on mamarazzi is "Black & White". This is my entry...a picture of my Husband and daughter walking to church on her First Communion morning.

Fix-it Friday...Cuite-Pie...On Saturday

It's Week #6 of Fix-It Fridays over at I ♥ Faces.
So youare to go to Flickr and down load the photo they have picked out and edit it some how. So this weel I choose to plau alomg.
This week's image, "Cutie-Pie", was submitted by Lolli from Life is Sweet. This photo of her sweet daughter, Necco, was really very beautiful SOOC (straight out of camera) but she was interested in seeing how it could be made even better through some quick editing.
So here is her original...

I choose...Can you guess? YUP...Picnik as my tool to edit. I save s few But this is my favorite.
What do you think?

Don't forget to take a look at what other folks have
done with this lovely photo this week

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

You Capture...Week Three...Texture

Found this site a week or so ago called "I Should be Folding Laundry", I just started laughing at the title because that is so me...You should see the pile...Well so I decided for Texture to take a picture of the laundry, towels to be exact. My washer broke on Sunday and it is now Wednesday and the "Fix it" still hasn't come. Aaargh! So I will be folding lots of Laundry soon.
This is the rocks in my mantle...Kind of neat.

But my Favorite is of the log pile for the fireplace.

To see more texture pictures click on "I Should be Folding Laundry" and check them out.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

I <3 Picnik...Can you tell?

The orginal photo...taken by my friend Kim. I like this photo cause you can't tell how chubby I actually am. :) Hehe...So I thought why not lets edit it and see what I can come up with. So here goes....

In the first rendition I cropped, then added the Focal B&W next Saturation. Last couple steps was vignette and finally a lil text...

This is called posterize with just two colors and a frame added. Reminded me of a sillohette.

Thena I wanted to try NEON...with a mirrored frame.

Then I thought why not turn sepia color and matte to soften the edges a bit.

Same photo as above but added the framing and a lil quote...Just so unreal what you can do with just one picture...

I <3 Faces..."Creative Crop"...

I started last week but some how messed up the link so here goes round two.
Before...Someones hand in the way...Darn it!

I can fix that...Like magic...Poof...Crop!

This is one of my FAVORITE pictures of my Daddy. I love his BIG brown eyes. I inherited them from someone. :)

Before...my daughter on Christmas morning just opened a present. Nice hair lil princess.

After...cropped that cute lil face and saturated just a hint...As you can see...I passed on the BIG brown eyes too. :)

Don't forget to head over to I ♥ Faces and check out the rest. You'll be amazed!

Monday, March 2, 2009

More Picnik...


This is the group of Freinds that headed to Mexico in January...Finally finding some time to mess with them.

Used Effects-Black & White...Then Sandbox-Circle Splash...Then the mirrorred frame. Then reversed the effect on us to make it look like the lines are from behind us...

Same photo-Started over and started with Effects=HRD-ish. I adjusted the scales till found what I liked. Next added Vingette a couple of times. Tried to make look like some one painted us. Then in the Premium package there is a new frame called Refection so tried that, and added the text.

While on FaceBook tonight I came across this picture of my nephew...My first thoughts were...Ahhhhh!

Then I thought...I could create this...

I turned this picture black and white and with those gorgeous BLUE eyes I had to turn them back to BLUE. Then added the SandBox Splash Circles again. Then reversed the effect to see his cute face and added a mirrored frame.
So then I had to change his eye color using HSL Filter and then HDR-ish and Museum Matte and changed the inside color. So Fun!! To see what you can do with one photo...

Check out 5 Minutes for Photography - For more Fill the Frame...