Sunday, May 24, 2009

fix-it friday (on sunday)

So in my internet wanderings this afternoon I came across a photo blog that entertained me for quite some time. It's called iheartfaces. If you've got a moment, pop on over there and check it out.

Every Friday (or at lest the last 14) they post a photo and send it out into the www for their followers to fix, hence the name "fix-it friday". I'm not normally one to participate in these things but I've decided that I want to practice and play around with my photoshopping skills. I've also been really obsessed with photoshop actions as of late so I've been playing with a bunch of them. So anyway, here are my fix-it's.


first fix-it

second fix-it

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Tulip Festival

Last Friday Marion and I went to Thanksgiving Point to check out all of the hype around the Tulip Festival. While the flowers were beautiful, the sky . . not so much. As usual, I went shutter happy so I've got tons of things to touch up but I thought I'd post a couple of quick pics for everyone to check out (and gush over). Actually, I was wandering down a trail changing the settings on my camera when Marion noticed it and said, "That looks really cool - and like something you'd photograph." And right she was. It's great to have friends that can anticipate your moves when you're not even paying attention. And in my humble opinion, she was totally right and it's an awesome shot.


I don't know what the deal is but for some reason the colors never look as good on blogger as it does on my computer. Kinda bugs. Stupid blogger. But trust me, it's awesome. If anyone has any suggestions to stop this from happening, I'd be happy to take them. Other than that, thoughts?

Okay, I obviously didn't take this one. It's totally credited to Marion. But it's one of the few pics of me that I've ever liked. Could be that you can't see my face, but I'm still unsure. Either way, Marion did a great job with the composition. You're awesome, MJ.

Wrinkles? What wrinkles? I would never commit PS fraud and remove the crows feet and wrinkles that give us character. That's so wrong. I think we took at least a dozen pics almost exactly like this around different areas of the park trying to get trees or tulips behind us. I guess we could have handed the camera to someone else and asked them to take it, but what's the fun in that?