Tuesday, March 15, 2011

It's Finally Getting Warmer

It's getting warmer out, I think it's going to be almost 50 today and possibly 60 sometime within the next couple days.  Very exciting, I think the worst of the really cold weather might be over (fingers crossed).  I took some pictures yesterday of Lucy running around outside, she's pretty pumped at being able to spend some time out there.  Her thing now since some of the snow has melted is sticks, she can't seem to get enough of sticks.  Crazy kid.

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Here's the original shot, loved her "cheese" smile, but didn't like how dark her face was and the cars and houses in the background. 

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Edited in picnik, gave it a square crop, brightened, whitened her teeth a bit and softened her face, played around with adjustable threshold (my new fave), and added cross process to warm it up.  Might have brightened it up too much, kind of hard to tell because I'm editing on my laptop instead of the computer.


She looks so happy to be outside.






Touch Up Tuesday's at the Paper Mama Sweet Shot Day
 
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I'm also pretty stoked today, I got in the top 5 for Simplicity's photo challenge theme "macro".  Go check it out here.


Faith's new challenge this week is "beverage".  Here's my take on it, a delicious hot mocha, and I really like the little leaf pattern on the foam. I used to be pretty good at making those when I worked at a coffee shop a few years ago, it was really fun.

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22 comments:

  1. Yay for warmer weather - she looks pretty happy about it.

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  2. i love the focus on your texture picture-you capture it perfectly!

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  3. The grass is turning green here! wahoo!! :)
    I love her 'cheese' smile, too cute!

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  4. GREAT photo!! :) Your daughter looks SO happy to be outside - so sweet!

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  5. Look at that smile!! Someone likes the camera! ;-)

    Happy Tuesday Darling! xo

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  6. We are lovin' this weather too!

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  7. Oh, how I wish I could make those little leaves in the foam! You're making me want a hot mocha now. :-)

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  8. Your little girl is so cute!!

    ~kelsey from purplypinkme.blogspot.com
    ps follow me? :)

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  9. The coffee looks yummy! Yay for it getting warmer out.

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  10. Yayyy for warmer weather!!! That smile is seriously priceless. I couldn't help but smile at it!!! Adorable! And that coffee......looks delicious!!

    Also, I wanted to tell you that (since you are a follower of mine; was Love & Life now champagne wishes.) I have had some issues with my new blog set up, tried to create a new one under the same account with similar issues so I have created a new account under a new e-mail address & I wanted to make sure I tell all of my followers so if you follow me at http://melissa-champagnewishes.blogspot.com that would be so greatly appreciated! I will (when I get to it) unfollow you from my old account which I won't use anymore and re-follow you with my new one(this one)! Thanks again! Have a great week! xo melissa

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  11. Congrats on getting in the top five!
    Great shot for this weeks challenge, too!

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  12. yum, that coffee looks os good! Your little girl looks so happy and the edit is beautiful. I like light and bright pictures so I think it's perfect!

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  13. Love that first shot...and those sweet little fingers...and that precious grin! Crossing my fingers we continue to get warmer and STAY that way!!

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  14. She's a doll! What a sweet smile!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/upliftingwordsonline/5527536485/

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  15. Cute photos! Thanks for linking up to Happy Monday! :)

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  16. She is adorable! :D And VERY nice photos!

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  17. My girl (and boys) are very happy to be getting outside a little more now, also. Come on spring! Lovely pictures.

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  18. Oh I love your beverage picture! Great job. Makes me want one...And you aren't kidding about the differences in my weather vs. yours...Crazy! Sprinkler vs. jacket!! It'll be hot and 100 degrees here before we know it though. :(

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  19. So glad y'all are warming up! LOVE that last shot and edit.

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  20. Ha! if that little cheese grin doesn't cheer ya up, I don't know what could. :)

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  21. really nice crop and edit of your daughter's face. Love the coffee too!

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