Sunday, November 30, 2008

my point of view

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Normal Lens

I got an early Christmas present!  Shannon got me a new lens for my camera and I LOVE IT!  
Here is some of the fun things I can do with it since it has such a large aperture capability it can handle light so much better than the lens that came with my camera AND it can achieve detailed focal points! 
 FYI, both of these images are SOOC.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Burn Tool

I tried the burn tool for the first time.  I think that I like the look, especially with the rustic look.  

Civic Plaza

We went to the park yesterday and took some pictures.  I am content with the results.  I am still trying to determine if I prefer the original look (not SOOC, though), or the "rustic" look.   I think that they both have their benefits.  Hmmm.

Monday, November 10, 2008

water and light

Fall Pictures

This family is so sweet.  I really enjoyed meeting them.  Their beauty made my job of taking their pictures so much easier.  I had a fun morning with you.  Thank you.  I had a difficult time working with all of the shadows, be I think that we have a few here that might work.  

Monday, November 3, 2008

Fun with PS Elements

Well, I am finding that is not nearly as easy as I thought to get actions for Elements, especially if you have it on a Mac.  Although, Elements for Mac does have a lot more to offer in itself that Elements for a PC.  However, I did find a website that has several actions, EXTREMELY reasonably priced.  So, I got a few to try out. 
 The first picture, colorcast in blue, is the original taken at dusk on Halloween.  
The second picture, I added two actions two.  The first is a vintage look.
Then, I added a color-pop over it.  I am quite happy with the result.  I think it is really pretty and gives a "fairy tale" feel . . . like all true fairy princesses should have, right?
The last is just a basic black/white color conversion that came with PSE 6.  
Although it is frustrating to learn the digital "developing", I know it will be worth it.  

Saturday, October 25, 2008

What a Family!

Thanks so much to this wonderful family who let me get a few shots last week.  
Hopefully, we'll get at least one good one for you.  
This is my first editing with Elements 6 (Mac) . . . 
so much more to learn, but it is a start!  

Monday, October 20, 2008

Fairy Princess

Although not the best pictures, a very cute little girl!  
I had to take these pictures with a very high ISO, 1600 and a very low shutter speed to get this much light.  My shutter speed was well below 100.  I'm really have a hard time figuring out this light.  It think we need to do more outside until I get another lens.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


I took this picture at the when we were at the pumpkin patch picking out our pumpkins for fall.

A little more practice

She's such a little sweetie and she loves this.  I'm so thankful for such a willing participant . . . hopefully she is not 18 and gone by the time I "get" this! 

Cutie Patutie

The first two pictures I am going for a soft sweet look.

These are supposed to be fun and playful.

I obviously have a lot to learn.  
BUT, HOPEFULLY. . . .it will be fun to track my progress