Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Seriously professional

I am so glad that I chose to focus on photography this month, AND that I remembered that I chose to focus on photography this month! I'm excited about these photos! I took my new zoom lens to the park on holiday Monday (during the 90 minutes of warm weather - blah!) and got some great shots that I can use in the family calendar for 2011. My in-laws were in town for the week so I'm happy that I got some photos of them and the children. Now I've spent 2 hours fixing up a handful of photos. I'm a little bitter that I have to address each photo that I want to use but must credit Pioneer Woman and Rita at CoffeeShop (see banner on side) for their rocking actions that they give for FREE. Okay, I just visited The Pioneer Woman's website and she's starting to upload her photos SOOC (straight out of camera) to save time...hmmm.

Here I go:
[DH gave me these orchids for Mother's Day, along with a wonderful Greek meal and other kindnesses. I used CoffeShop's Orton action. All I can say is that you have to try it!]

[S + E love it when Grandpa and Grandma visit because they bring Lady! This is CoffeeShop's Johnna's Memories of Sunshine action, contrast on.]

[Now we're into the park pics. Geese, geese and more geese. I used Pioneer Woman's Lovely action.]

[Seriously. Don't you wish that you had a picture with your grandma that was this awesome?]

[Yaaaaaaay! Middle Boy got a perfect picture feeding the geese. Phew. That should save me a few dollars in therapy costs.]

[Ya. Oldest brother didn't get a goose picture, but at least it's a flattering picture... after I cropped his BF out... and whitened his teeth a bit. tee hee. Good looking boy.]

[Don't jump to conclusions: I think that he's just adjusting his athletic protector. He did wear one to Gr.1 last week and told the kids that if they didn't believe he was wearing a "steel diaper" that they could tap on it... NOW you can try to draw a conclusion.]

[I think he's yelling at geese. But look at the super cool composition and how I framed them in the reflected light. If he'd been "adjusting his athletic protector" again, I'd STILL have included this photo.]

[The father and mother of my DH, relaxing with their dog. Perfect with a boost from Pioneer Woman's action "Boost".]

[Grandpa's little baby]

[I'm loving situating people in the bottom of the frame. This one could have used a little more tree up above. Next time. That's a joke. What are the chances of my husband and his father playing croquet on my lawn while the mock crabapple is in bloom? I'm thinking April or May for the 2011 calendar.]

1 comment:

Julie said...

Super fun photos and actions. Makes me want to go do some photo shoots.