17 October 2010

Orchard Photos

The theme at I heart Faces this week is orchards and I have some recent orchard shots!
I think this is my favorite picture with a face in it.
For more shots from our Labor Day weekend, check out this post

13 June 2010

Baby Alec

I have to join in over at I {heart} faces this week, since it is baby week, and my baby is my favorite subject of late.  (Although, I don't think he loves the camera).  Here he is at 3 weeks old.  Editing done with Adobe Lightroom.

31 May 2010

Barefoot--Soles 4 Souls

It's been a while since I've posted anything here, but when I read that I {heart} faces was having a barefoot (non-competitive week), I knew I had a few photos to share.

I took this picture, just a few weeks ago, of the bare feet of my brand new baby.

It reminded me of this photo I had taken nearly 6 years ago of his big brother's baby feet, and big sister's toddler toes. I actually used this photo on the birth announcement. Underneath the photo it read, "our home has grown by two feet." And although my boys have started out with pretty big feet for newborns, they just keep growing. I love that I was able to capture some of these fleeting details!
You can link up your barefoot photos at I heart faces and help spread the word about Soles 4 Souls, a charity that collects shoes and distributes them to those in need.

31 January 2010

Castle on a Cloud--Places I love

I haven't had a lot of time to work on my photography/editing skills lately, but this week's challenge at I {heart} faces, got me thinking about the gorgeous places I visited in Europe a few years ago. I think these were all taken with my point and shoot, and as you can see from the smaller pictures, that didn't dampen the beauty around me. I'm just not sure they captured the other-worldly feeling I had there. Europe did not disappoint my expectations. So many times, I felt like I was in a scene from a fairytale, so to better capture my feelings about the places I visited, I have done some editing and added a bit of texture to the photos. I am thinking about doing a series to hang on the wall somewhere. What do you think?

Neuschwanstein Castle
It really was a castle on a cloud as we approached Neuschwanstein castle for our tour that morning. The original photo is below. I removed a few distractions from the foreground, played with the lighting, and added some textures above.
A different view of the castle. Not quite as artsy, but a little more texture for drama.
This cathedral was in Salzburg, Austria. The sky was glorious in the original, but the building was too dark. I lightened it up, and again added texture.


I loved Europe, and could probably find a dozen more pictures to work on, but for now, I'd love to hear your feedback on these!