Saturday, February 28, 2009

Goooood Morning Malaki

Hope you're enjoying the sun and sand, we are NOT enjoying the cold and snow!! :)
ps~Mum if you want to see a bigger version of a picture just click on it

my name is Dawson and I am a jump-a-hol-ic :)

another ordinary Saturday morning

what a great day, stayed in our pj's till lunch... ok ok we're still in them!! :) and played in the sunny living room. i love that olivia is the only one who can really get Dawson to laugh.

Monday, February 23, 2009

6 month check~ A++

Wow~ six months go by quickly.  Such a good little boy :)  Here are a few of the new photo props I picked up in Kamloops this past week (except the suitcase it was my Grandpa's)

I ♥ Faces Adults

Week 7 Theme- "B&W"

my lovely sister J

I ♥ Faces~ B&W

This weeks category  for i heart faces photo blog contest was B&W.  While I love B&W pictures I find it hard sometimes to get a nice skin tones without blue or purple look.  I'm hoping to get some good tips this week :)

Monday, February 16, 2009

I ♥ Faces~ wonder

I knew weeks ago that this picture would be perfect for the "wonder" theme.  They sat watching the disney princess for a straight 8 minutes~ which in 3 year old time is FOREVER :)

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentines

Happy Valenines Day

I had the best present for Valentines. . . .  almost a full nights sleep!! :)

Friday, February 13, 2009

I ♥ Faces~ Fix it Friday


I took the picture in PSE and:

duplicated image twice~ changed the overlay to screen and the other one to soft light
(then I adjusted the opacity)

I saturated the eyes, then dodged (lightened) the iris, and unsharp mask

used an overlay of bokeh texture reduced the opacity to around 30 and used the lasso tool (feathered to 100) and removed the texture from the face.  then I changed the texture layer to soft light.

I duplicated the image again and changed it to B&W and reduced the opacity to around 50

and finally added a gradiant map in chocolate B&W and put that layer as hard light.

the brightness on the corner of hair ended up a bit blown out~ but I didn't have time to fiddle with it :)

Thanks!!  have a great weekend :)

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Bathroom Canvas

Hi Mum here is two options for the collage that I was talking about.  Any idea's?  It'll be 30X24 on canvas.

Monday, February 9, 2009

I ♥ Faces~ Silly :)

This weeks theme for the "i heart faces" contest is silly.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Friday, February 6, 2009

she's got his number

Olivia thinks she's got it all figured out, all she has to say is Papa you're really good at the princess game and they get to play it.  Thank goodness they found thomas the train and bob the builder games online :)

"baby unicorn & Mother Unicorn"

Olivia made up names for all of us.  She was baby unicorn, Nana was mummy unicorn, and Jacqueline was mother unicorn.  She spent a good 2 months only referring to people by their new names, it's starting to fade now but every once in a while she'll pull them out :)  

jaimie & olivia's day of fun

such a good little man

how great for me to have such a cute little model who's always happy to hangout while I figure out new features on my camera :)

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

"the eyes have it"

                  I Heart Faces

Just found a new great website that has weekly contests for photography  I needed to start a blog to enter so voila :)