Thursday, June 30, 2011

Edit Me

Edit in Picnik, I can't really remember what I did this time, a little bit of this and a little bit of that I guess.  Increased color, lightened the flag, added a little contrast, slight vignette, softened the sky, and warmed the image. 

flag edit

My Reflection of Something

original by Branson

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Monday, June 27, 2011

I Heart Faces: A Touch of Whimsy


My cousin had a photo booth at his wedding a couple weekends ago with costumes and accessories to wear for the pictures, and it was so much fun!  The couple kept one copy for their wedding album and the guests could keep the second copy, best wedding favors ever.


It was my daughter Lucy's first time seeing the fireworks last night, lots of fun and good memories.


Here are some photos I took, glad I had a tripod because of course Lucy wanted to be held the entire time, but at least she wasn't real scared.

Picnik collage

Me and Lucy after the fireworks with her glowstick.  Wish her Daddy could have been there too.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Scavenger Hunt Sunday

A shot of the back window of the car as we were driving through Chicago last weekend, that building is the Sears Tower (I think).

My eyelashes, can you believe they used to be longer when I was younger?  This is one of the selfies I took this past Friday.  Click here to see the other ones if you're interested.

The chipping blue and white paint on the bench at the park, and paint on my toenails.  I love red nail polish, it's a classic.

Leaf Veins
My girl still loves finding a good leaf.  I went a little crazy with this edit, I was just having fun.

Faceless Portrait
Wow, three selfies in a scavenger hunt?  That has to be a record for me.  Soft curls blowing in the breeze while the sun is shining on your face, what could be better.
Photography love...

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Selfie Saturday

I've haven't participated in one of these for awhile, my weekends have been pretty busy.  But I thought I would have a little photo shoot yesterday for the theme this week "perfection".  

I am not perfect, but who is?  After having lost 10 lbs I do feel happier and more confident, but I still would like to lose about 5 lbs or so to get to my goal weight and tone up real good.  But until then I guess you just gotta accentuate the positive.  I really like my eyes, so I make those pop a bit, but I hate my nose, to me it is a big honking Polish nose.  I don't really want to change my nose, so I just soften it a bit to make it not stand out so much.  I guess my nose is a part of what makes

My arms still need more toning and I also have huge ears (thanks Dad), I can't even wear a baseball hat or my ears will stick out.  So I wear my hair long to cover that, but I guess that is something else that makes me me so I don't hide them all the time.

Here is a shot of me smiling, I tend to look a little angry in my photos, but I'm really a nice person!

My baby girl, she's so cute, always has to get in these selfies with me.  I love it!

Edit with Picnik
I really liked my eyes in this shot so I just made my eyes pop a bit and smoothed my skin a touch, but not too much so that you can still see faint traces of my zits and little wrinkles, it's real and it's me.

Only about 4 more days to go.  Vote for me please?

Friday, June 24, 2011

Project 365 ~ Weeks 24-25

Missed posting these last week so there are two weeks' worth of PODs here, major picture overload.


Week 24
Days 162-168


Week 25
Days 169-175