Friday, March 5, 2010

Day Sixty-Four

Meet Zoey...

Here are some shots of Zoey, our pot bellied pig, enjoying whats left of the snow.



Fix it Friday with I ♥ Faces

On Fridays the folks over at I heart Faces will post a photo that needs some fixin and then people like me (many much better) will make a post on their blog with the photo and their fixes.  It's fun to see what everyone comes up with.  Click on the button below to see what the other contributors came up with.

 Here is the original version of the photo for today's challenge.

Here are some of my fix it versions.
For this one I played with the curves and did some high pass sharpening.  Then I warmed and boosted the color a bit to help the photo pop.  I also did some high pass sharpening and lightening on the eyes to bring them out as well.

For this version I took the edited version from above but softened the colors and added a few layer hazes to gain a vintagy look.
 For this one I cropped the photo and just muted the colors just a bit more.
For my last "fix" I used the cropped version and did a B&W conversion on it.

Day Sixty-Three

Family Time...

We went out to blockbuster last night and got a few more movies.  Of course blockbuster changed their rates so we will need to look back into netflix to see if it would make since to do that now.  When we had showtime and HBO we never really rented movies because eventually they came out on one of those networks.

Anyways I did not get a good shot last night but it's not always about the shot but sometimes the story.  There were two contributing factors in the less then sub par shots.  The first factor was my lack of enthusiasm  for taking photos yesterday.  I was enjoying family time and did not want to focus my attention elsewhere.  Second was this certain little blue eyed, blond hair, giggly toddler who decided if she wasn't the subject then there would be no pictures.  Here is what happened when those factors collided into my anti-photag perfect storm.

then I attempted to bribe her with M&M's but nope she still pushed me away from the movies.

I decided to take a stab at another I ♥ Faces fix it Friday photo so I'll be back later with a post with my fixes.  Then I'll find something to concentrate my energy on today and share some more views of my world from behind the lens.