Saturday, January 22, 2011

SOOC Saturday

The other day, I was thinking about how much I miss posting photos for Sami's RAW(e) and Slurping Life's SOOC Saturday, 2 photography memes that have sadly ended. I loved posting my photos Straight Out Of the Camera. It helps me to remember that raw photos are not all failures that can only be fixed or made prettier by post-processing or editing. There's something to be said for natural beauty.

Luckily, Amy over at Marvelous Mommy came to the rescue! She invited me to join in with her new meme, her own SOOC Saturday.

SOOC Saturday


So, earlier this month, you may remember, I went on vacation for 2 weeks. One of those weeks was spent in Orlando. That just happens to be my favorite destination, all because of Disney. It is such a magical place; words cannot even explain.

While at Magic Kingdom (my favorite park), my fiance's SIL handed me her camera, a Nikon D90. The exact camera I have been dreaming about for over a year now.

I had to be very careful not to drool on it... Or run away with it and never come back.

Anyway, she is prego and has 3 little midgets to run after, and she hasn't grown any more arms yet. Thus, capturing the magical moments of Disney was left to me for a couple hours.


I shot so many adorable photos of my future nieces and nephew. The story behind this particular photo is hilarious, but that's not what I am here for right now. It'll have to wait.

SOOC, watermarked and resized for web:

And a couple edits, because that's how I roll. I cropped, got rid of the person on the left edge of the frame, and then had some fun! A gentle color edit, and a textured black & white edit.


Mrs Mar said...

I have been missing photo rulet friday, I loved that. you know there is a SOOC sunday too.

I bet you had fun with that camra.

Marvelous Mommy said...

Very cute! I love the edits! So glad you linked up! :-)

Teacher Girl said...

What a cute picture!

Susie B. Homemaker said...

Great shot... she's adorable in her outfit! :) I love the color edit, not too much but just enough to enhance it.

Melis said...

Aw! Super cute! Love the edits. Hahaha, I'm glad you had fun with my 5th baby... I actually just set up our new homeowner's insurance policy and specifically added a rider to insure the camera and my two lenses. I told Justin it was a health insurance policy for my other baby ;o) He rolled his eyes. I'm really blessed - he bought it for our 5th wedding anniversary... with the fine print that it also wiped out birthday, Valentine's Day, and Christmas gifts for a year - hahaha thanks, Justin!

I still can't believe how much Addie lucked out with those shoes... I wonder if one day she'll start actively exploiting that magic... I had so much fun - so glad we got to do this vacay!

Alicia said...

How fun!! I would want to run away with it, too!! Love the B&W edit!

Coming over from SOOC!

Mimi said...

So sweet!