Monday, September 21, 2009

I<3Faces: Completely Candid

This theme was a tough one for me... I have so many candid shots of my friends! From kids jumping in the pool...surprise my "brother" proposing...

I would have gone with my "brother" proposing because her reaction was amazing... unfortunately her face isn't clear enough. Instead I went with my "niece":
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Gotta love her face! It was the first time she ran through the water... it took all day to get her to do it, I'm so glad I was on the other side once her daddy convinced her she could be brave.

Don't forget to check out the other entries!

Friday, September 18, 2009

iHeartFaces: Fix-it-Friday

I haven't done anything creative with photos lately... I've been so busy with wedding plans and packing for my move there just hasn't been much time. However, I'm feeling a bit down this morning, and thought this might brighten my mood. [click images below to view in full size]

Original Photo:

My Edited:

I have a very old photo editing program, I wish I could afford a new one, but with my financial situation and not needing it for a job... I don't see it happening. Anyway- the editor (however "ancient" it may be) that I use is Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0. Here are the steps from original to my version:
  1. Copied the photo as a new layer
  2. Made the new layer black & white
  3. With the filters element I added a diffuse glow to the b&w layer
  4. Then I changed the opacity of the b&w layer to 45%
Let me know what you think, thank you!
Also...don't forget to check out the other edits!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Never Forget 9/11

[img from: lifeincluded]

8yrs have past, yet any American that witnessed those tragic events... remembers exactly where they were, who they were with, and what they were doing. Take a moment today to pray for the family and friends of the victims of the Sept. 11th attacks. Don't forget to support the troops, even if you don't support the war... they need you!

Have you forgotten?
Need a reminder?
"THIS is what our nation is responding to.
Please remember that in the difficult times ahead