It is my intention to post photographs that I would like to share. I welcome feedback from anyone willing to follow along. Just double click on any photo to enlarge.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Monochrome Weekend: Waiting for the Bus

My littlest man, waiting for the bus on a gray wednesday morn.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Before and After

I am participating in the pixelperfect blog hop this week with this photo I took of my daughter a few weeks ago. I took this with my Canon Rebel using the basic kit lens that
tends to warp close up portrait photographs. Which did happen in several macro shots I tried to take. I like the angle I took this photo at. She was sitting on the hammock and I was slightly above and did not zoom in completely close, but then later cropped it slightly. I edited this using Adobe Photoshop Elements, tweaking contrast and temperature mostly. I was able to smooth out her skin using the band-aid tool, and tried to give her eyes a little extra sparkle by isolating them with the magic wand tool and correcting focus and contrast. I love how it turned out. It was taken in natural light and with a slight temperature push she looks like she is sitting on the beach on an island in the South Pacific, not in New England in the Fall amongst the leaves and soccer balls. Or maybe it's just the flower in her hair. :) http://www.pixelperfectblog.com/. See you there. Lovethatshot.com.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Trying to remain wordless :). Have a good one.

Monday, October 18, 2010


My oldest son showed me how to "picnik" http://picnik.com my photos, basically a free funky editing site, popular with facebookers. I was able to turn my photos into polaroids, which I've been wanting to figure out how to easily do. I also did a 1970's thing to it to get that goldish glow that photos from back then have. I'm not sure if it was just the newer color developing, or the glow cast from all the gold, and rust color decor that was popular back in the day. My mother loved that color pallet, along with green accents. There sure was nothing like rust colored shag carpeting, although she didn't go that far.
I do love how this photo turned out.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Shadow Love

Busy beautiful day spent painting my daughters room. Her 11 year old brother begged to help and spent most of the day close by, under foot, and ultimately being a great help to me today. As the sun began to set in the sky I realized how great the shadow possibilities on the east wall in her newly painted pink bedroom are. Donovan agreed to pose for me. Somehow I had found time to cut his hair in between coats of paint and crank phone calls from 11 year old girls, hence his crisp head silhouette and cute little ears sticking out. I can see why the girls are calling.
It's shadow shot Sunday. Have a good one. http://heyharriet.blogspot.com/

Friday, October 8, 2010

Sky Watch Friday

I took this photo earlier this week from my door step, between rainy days. A perfect Fall sunset sky. Happy skywatching.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

View From a Mini Van

Luckily it's not really a monochrome weekend. Today, after many inches of rain and grayness this week, the colors are vivid and the sun is strong. It's a vitamin D soaking up kind of day. We need to get it while we can. I have become more health conscious as my Mom struggles with her cancer diagnosis and I am over come with the grief of it all. Hers, mine, ours. I am trying to singles handedly change the eating habits of a whole family as we "eat for life".
The sun is setting earlier, as I wait in front of the high school to pick up my son after his soccer game. Soon we will be eating dinner in the dark.