Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Brianna - Wordless Wednesday


Quote of the Day:
   "Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities."
          - Aldous Huxley

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Maranatha VBS 2010

       My home church just had their Vacation Bible School!  I was able to get some time to take photos during the activity time!  The kids had a great time and I loved capturing all the excitement on their faces!

Maranatha VBS 2010

Maranatha VBS Game time

Maranatha VBS 2010

PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and Caitlin

Sunday, July 25, 2010

A Boy and His Props

     Give a boy time in front of a camera and freedom to pick his own props and here's what you get! This is actually my Sister's son and we had a great time!




Friday, July 16, 2010

Yellow Flower

     This week's theme at Digital Photography School is "Yellow."  These bright flowers were staring at me just outside our door.  So this week I thought I'd stray from my usual style of Portrait Photography and post a portrait of this flower for this theme.

Yellow Flowers at Pinole, CA  Framed BLOG

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Sweet Shot Tuesday - Jay

This is the first time I've tried linking up with and their Sweet Shot Tuesday.  As their website states it,  Sweet Shot Tuesday is "a photo linky blog hop that encourages photographers to link up their best shot of the week.  Each Tuesday a new linky will be created so you can link to your favorite photo."  I just had to post another Portrait of Jay.  I had such a great time taking his photo and wanted to share one more photo of him.

Jay B

Sweet Shot Day

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Johnathan at the Piano

       Our son Johnathan just loves music!  He especially loves it when he is the one making the noise music!  Anytime he gets a chance he will sit up on the piano bench and "play" away!

J at Piano

J at Piano

J at Piano

We can't wait until he's old enough to learn to really play!

PhotoStory Friday

Shhhh - Before and After

Bubba  BW Gradient map Dodge Burn Levels Warm filter - Blog

I really worked hard to rescue this photo and I think it turned out so well that I hate to show you the original.  I was using my fully-manual 200mm f2.8 and somehow completely over exposed this shot.  Also, he was standing next to a red truck that cast this awful red glow on the left side of his face.  Still, I wanted to see what could be done for the photo so here’s what I did:

    1. Applied a Black/White gradient map
    2. Adjusted the Levels, bringing up the blacks and lowering the mid-tones
    3. Very lightly dodged the highlights and burned the Shadows to further increase the shadows in specific areas
    4. Applied a very light warming filter
    5. Flattened and saved – Done!

Bubba Original - Blog



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