16 April 2009

Baptism finished...almost

Remember a few posts ago I was struggling with what to do with the text on this photo? Well this was my solution. I used only the first verse and played around with color, outline, font, and shadow, until I felt it was pretty legible. So I would call this project finished, but I have tried 4 times to upload it to Costco, and each time my browser freezes! Ah! The frustration! Can you think of anywhere else with a really quick turn-around that I can get them printed?

12 April 2009

I Heart Her Face--Easter Pic

I posted a couple of cute Easter pics of my other children below, but I love this one of my baby girl, because it's a great pose and it is clearly Easter. I am submitting it to the Easter Edition of I heart faces photography competition this week. I had a bit of difficulty in editing her face since it is a bit shadowed by the hat, and would love any input you have to offer.

More cute Easter photos at 5 mins for Mom

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Cute kids on Easter

I took these of a couple of my cute kids on Easter. I used two different texture layers on both of them. One to warm up the skin tones (shooting in shade) and the other to intensify and add dimension to the background. I'd love your constructive feedback!

05 April 2009

I Like to Look for Rainbows--DigitalArt

My daughter is turning 8 and getting baptized this month. I wanted do something unique for an invitation. And this is what I have come up with so far.

We went to the park this morning and took this original.

I used lots of layers and textures to come up with this. But I wanted to include the lyrics to a favorite primary song:

I like to look for rainbows
whenever there is rain
and ponder on the beauty
of an earth made clean again.
I want my life to be as clean
as earth right after rain.
I want to be the best I can
and live with God again.
I know when I am baptized
my wrongs are washed away,
and I can be forgiven
and improve myself each day.
I want my life to be as clean
as earth right after rain.
I want to be the best I can
and live with God again.

So my dilemma is that I like the artsy look of the words over the photo in the first picture. Unfortunately, they are pretty difficult to read. So what do you think? Should I use a more clear text to clearly convey the lyrics, and lose some of the artfulness (is that a word?), or should the words be a subtle part of the overall picture.
Here's the version my husband likes that is easier to read. What do you think?

I'd love any other feedback you have to give. I am hoping to get these printed right away, so I need to make my decisions pretty quick.

I can't believe my baby girl is so grown up already!!! Doesn't she look sweet?