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.

Older sister reads a Christmas story to younger sister. Not so SAHM

Time for a Christmas Story – ProjectEdit365 – 06 Dec

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 help out a little. I turned it monochromatic to reduce the distraction. I thought about cropping in to get rid of the wooden chair on the right and the socks? above the book, but I like having the little bit of negative space around their heads. I increased the contrast and clarity, which can darken things, so I lightened the shadows. I adjusted the tone curve just a bit to slightly matte the image. Here’s the original:

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Learning to Read

As a homeschooler, I say this with all the love in the world — it’s a blessing and a curse to be the one to teach your child to read. Maybe it’s only control freaks that have issues. I thought I would poke my eyes out with pencils before we got the hang of reading.

But you know what? She learned. And she’s reading up a storm now. Here she was, learning about initial sounds.

Girl plays a phonics game on the computer. Not So SAHM

Learning to Read – ProjectEdit365 – 01 Nov

There’s so much going on the pic, I made it black and white to take away some of the distraction. I love the busyness though because it almost all relates to her. The babydoll, the bike. I increased the contrast and clarity, lightened the exposure and highlights. Here’s the original:

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