Daydreaming

I don’t know what it is, but I’m┬ájust not feeling very creative with the edits recently! It may be the pool of pictures I have to choose from – I’m not too crazy about what I’ve taken in Decembers past and present. I’d like to do some noticeable, drastic edits, but most of my DecemberContinue reading “Daydreaming”

Time for a Christmas Story

Their bond is so special to me. I pray that it’s as special to them when they grow up. I was practicing shooting at non-normal angles and I’m so glad I got this one. The focus isn’t so great, but the sentiment and action are priceless. I sharpened it and reduced the noise to helpContinue reading “Time for a Christmas Story”

December in Florida

If you’re tired of the cold, make your way down to the sunshine state. We visited Disney World a few years ago in December. Normally the weather is very mild at this time of year, but that year — it was cold! We didn’t let that stop us from pretending though. . . The originalContinue reading “December in Florida”

Joy and Wonder

Judging on the photos surrounding this one in the sequence, in this photo she is watching her sister dance or do something else imaginative (she loves her big sister). The original was a little busy with the background. Going black and white almost always helps with that. I straightened and cropped the photo to makeContinue reading “Joy and Wonder”

Big imagination

She can take a leaf and create a whole world with back story, intrigue, good guys, bad guys, and no ending – because the story always continues. The original was too dark. I increased the exposure only a little. I think what helped is moving the tone curve line up. That also matted things aContinue reading “Big imagination”

Washing away

After her first Nutcracker recital, she came home and washed the night’s makeup off her face. An 8-year old standing in the bathroom, but I’m sure if I had looked in the mirror I would have seen a teenager. Washing away the years. The original had a lot going on around the edges. I croppedContinue reading “Washing away”