Thursday, June 24, 2010

You Capture - Get Down Low

Sadly, Jon's grandma passed last week, 2 short days after the proposal. It was (and still is) a sad time, but we all know that she is watching over us now.

As unfortunate as it was, it brought family together. Jon's brother and SIL (Melissa of The Zookeeper's Diary) and their 3 midgets came up for the weekend, and we all got to spend quality time together.

Wouldn't it just be my luck that my camera would crap out on their first day here?! I was only able to capture a few quick shots with my point and shoot, and then I had to sneakily steal borrow my dad's Nikon for the rest of the weekend.

One of the shots I did get was this one, laying on the floor with Jack as he played with his new fire truck. I really love this photo. He is so enthralled with the truck, and he was inspecting every little detail. The curve of his arm is so graceful.

Before:

After:

Other edits:


The first edit was done using the Soulful Sweetness set (Honey action) from Isabelle Lafrance, and then adjusted to taste. I simply love all of her action sets, even though I didn't read the directions and I installed them wrong the first time around. Oh well. You live and you learn. And now I know how to do it. So I won't even tell you about the other edits.




And on a side note, the fact that my camera is broken means that I won't have any NEW shots to show off for a long while (unless I borrow the Nikon from time to time). Everyone will just have to deal with archived photos and my endless chatter about wedding prep.

14 comments:

Allison R said...

What a great shot! Sorry your camera broke.

Bec said...

I fear the day that I kill my camera. Hopefully it never comes :)

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beingzaraandzidan said...

love the pics. what a curious boy! Just like Zidan.
wanted to tell u, i am leaving for a long vacation (like 2 months). I am not sure if i am gonna update my blog. U know how vacations are. But will def visit u once in a while. But i will def try to post something. Till then take care & keep blogging.

Barbara said...

Very creative pictures!

loki photography said...

Cute!
Bummer about the broken camera! That stinks!

Laura said...

I LOVE the edit you did! It almost looks antique... and looks so much like childhood! Great shot!

Lynda said...

I like the edits.

I'm sorry about Jon's grandmother. :( And your camera!

Ashley Sisk said...

I love this shot and the original edit (not that I didn't like the other edits). Booo on your camera. But, I won't mind a few archives!

Courtney said...

Cool edits! I like the vintage edits very much. Cool shot!

Elly Yang said...

I'm sorry about Jon's grandmother, and your camera as well. Very nice shots, and the edits are awesome!

Mommy2Four said...

I love doing photos like that.... kinda an antiquey feel, with one burst of color.

So sorry about your Grandma :(

Mommy2Four said...

I love doing photos like this.... antiquey with one burst of color! Very nice!

So sorry about your Grandma!

Courtney from The Story of Us said...

Just to let you know I also installed Isabelle Lafrance's actions wrong...HA! She had to email me & tell me how to correct it. Yep, it was that bad! I love how you show all of your edits in a group. I'm gonna have to figure out how to do that myself b/c it looks really cool!

Courtney from The Story of Us said...

Thank you for the tips. I use Picasa all the time & never thought about doing a collage like that. Plus, I dl'd Photoscape last week after seeing your post about it & have had so much fun playing with it!