1.17.2008

Snow...Finally!

After many anxious weeks of anticipation and waiting it finally happened. It snowed! The kids are super excited, where I on the other hand... not so much. It seems like when it snows around here the world just stops. It's crazy! So I decided to make the most out of the slush we call snow here and take some fun pictures of little Miss Macie.

This is the image SOOC

For this image I lightened it in curves, used the unsharp mask to add some contrast, bumped the saturation just a titch and then I again went back to curves and while in the blue channel I lowered the blue down slightly to bring a little bit more of the yellow out. And then the last thing I did was burn the edges a bit, added a texture and then lowered the opacity. Make sense? Probably not, but just go with it. Oh, and of course I resized and sharpened for the web.


This is the image SOOC

Again, with this image I pretty much followed the same steps as above except I decided to leave this one a little darker and not change the blue channel in curves.



And this is Macie wondering why the heck she's outside in the miserable cold when she could be inside warm and toasty.

33 comments:

amazing grace said...

love, love, love this!!!!! i love the footprints, love the dof, love how it makes your eyes travel through the scene...very cool photo! i'm envisioning this on canvas in a lodge somewhere near a fireplace---! great shot!

Mandy said...

WOW! These are so creative and fun. I love the first set you listed...with the texture. So amazing. Wow...(Did I say that already) Very cool indeed.

cari said...

Oh I love all of these but that last photo just shows so much innocents! Great capture!
cari

Kristi said...

That last one of her profile is just beautiful!! I swear, you have the most beautiful kids on the planet!!

Toni said...

Wow!! I love that second one. Thanks for your steps. Super job. Toni

Yvonne said...

Love the ocmposition in all the pictures! The last picture is so cute!!! Great conversions too!

robin said...

Love the first two shots focused on the footprints with her out of focus in the distance. That last one is really darling! Can see the "wonder" in her eyes.

Sara said...

I like the footprints a whole bunch, but the last pic of your little one is too precious!

amyorr said...

Wow. She must be looking at something very angelic and peaceful with that expression. Wasn't this the one she was looking up at me? I like to think so. Good job!

Liz said...

What a great idea! I love the little footprints in the snow with the little footprint maker in the background. LOVE these!

Stacey said...

So beautiful! I love the last one, she is adorable! I really like how you focused on her footprints, very nice!

Amy said...

I love these, they're fabulous! The last one is precious!

Mom2Drew said...

i'm totally copying this...what a terrific shot! Love the perspective of them all.

April said...

those are great photos..i love the edited ones on the first 2 and that b&w one is just gorgeous..great job!

Michelle said...

that first photo is so awesome! love your focus point...very leading. and the last photo is just plain adorable. great job.

Ashley said...

These photos are fantastic! I love the second and last photos. Great job!

Angela2932 said...

Macie's profile is adorable. Great composition on all the photos.

kathyp said...

love this first image! great dof and composition! love your pping as well! also love teh last one. great capture!

Bobbi said...

Wow! I LOVE that first photo....the perspective is just perfect. And the last picture is so great too....love the conversion!

Val said...

Love the last photo. Great conversion! Thanks for helping me with my duh moment on whioh blog to go to. God, sometimes I'm a wack.

Dudley Family said...

Simply amazing! You are so creative and talented. Thanks for sharing your editing compositions. I've been meaning to ask, what kind of camera do you have?

pat said...

Excellent, excellent! Wonderful POV on these outdoor shots. Can't say enough about the comp, colors, editing...just awesome.

Tori said...

love your perspective and editing on the first two... very nice. I absolutely LOVE the last one! it just screams "wonder" to me!

Tori said...

love your perspective and editing on the first two... very nice. I absolutely LOVE the last one! it just screams "wonder" to me!

Mer said...

I really love these photo's too. Very creative and as someone else said it draws your eyes into the picture. way cool. You sure have a lot of fans!

Becky said...

I love the angle of the first one and the footsteps leading us into the photo. And the b/w and profile shot of Macie.

Margaret said...

That first one is wonderful! I love the SOOC and the conversion. Your angle and DOF are amazing!

Danielle said...

Wow I just learned something new. I really like your first conversion with the yellow undertones. This is why I love being a part of this. I really learn so much.

April said...

love love love your shots - the perspective is amazing...too bad it doesn't snow here in houston or i would so steal that idea. maybe i can do it with mud..LOL!

Chell said...

Oh these are just great. LOVE them. The footprint ones are so much fun. I just posted the shots I got to take yesterday in the snow. not as much fun as yours though...

MichelleChud said...

Look at all those comments Ginnie. Holy cow! Cute pics. Poor Macie. JK. That's a really cute picture of her. GOod job.

mom2three said...

Awesome shots! I like them all!!

Debbi said...

These photos are amazing!