Tuesday, March 31, 2009

I ♥ Faces -- Pouting

Isn't this face so sad! Out of all the pictures I took this day of him in his blessing outfit, this was the only grumpy face! Ben is only 1 month old in this picture. They grow so fast!

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Monday, March 23, 2009

I ♥ Faces -- No Flash

This week's theme in No Flash. I took this by the sliding glass door with all the light coming in. That's one of Ben's favorite places.

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Monday, March 16, 2009

I ♥ Faces -- Green

This weeks theme is green. I had a hard time finding pictures for this theme, so I got the camera out and just went crazy taking lots of pictures of Ben. I just love his smile in this picture! He loved playing with that flower! The 2nd one of of Ben with his great-grandpa at Thanksgiving. I love my grandpa's genuine smile!

Kids Entry

Adults Entry

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Friday, March 13, 2009

Fix-it Friday!

I decided to start participating in the Fix-it Fridays on I Heart Faces to help me improve my photo editing skills. So, here are my fixes for "Cutie Pie," I used Photoshop.


Fix #1: For this one, I used the Magic Wand tool to get rid of all the stuff around her face. Then I used the shapes tool to put a black rectangle in that area. Then I used the blur tool to soften the edges around her face.
Fix #2: For this one, I did the above steps, but I changed the black rectangle to white and then used the "texturizer" filter. I think it has a nice effect and helps to hide the imperfections.

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

I ♥ Faces -- Creative Crop

Aren't these boys the cutest! I took this picture really close up to their faces, so almost no cropping was needed, but I did cut off a little.


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Monday, March 9, 2009

I ♥ Faces -- Creative Crop

Yeah, another I heart faces entry! I cropped quite a bit, but I loved his face and it looks great close up.



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Monday, March 2, 2009

Pictures of England and France

In the Spring of 2006, I had the amazing opportunity to travel for 3 weeks to England and France. I love the architecture there and most everything was just beautiful! I took thousands of pictures, but here are just a few of my favorites.

London, England (and other parts of England)

Big Ben
Tower of London

Leed's Castle (Kent, England)

Canterbury, England (my favorite place of the whole trip!)

Paris, France

Notre Dame

The Louvre