Saturday, March 31, 2012

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Happy birthday, Max! (I have so many cuter photos needing to be edited from this party a couple of weeks ago, plus new ones from his actual birthday today!)

Monday, March 26, 2012

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So behind... dealing with sickies.
Taped socks on his hands to keep him from pulling the oxygen off. He was thrilled, as you can see.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

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18-55mm F3.5-5.6 lens
ISO 100  f/5.6  1/100
Portrait Mode                                                                                             SOOC

CS5 ::
Adjusted levels
Used spot healing brush to delete some chin spit

Friday, March 23, 2012

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2nd owie about 5 minutes later... cut lip... the allergy snot mixed with sand didn't help a whole lot either.
{cell phone pic}

Thursday, March 22, 2012

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First owie of the season. So excited to go the park... ran a bit too fast in the parking lot.
{cell phone pic}

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

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It's World Down Syndrome Day. We're celebrating with a free ice cream cone from Iceberg!
{cell phone pic}

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

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Seagull at the park (from a few weeks ago)

50mm 1.8 lens
Manual Mode                                                                                                SOOC
ISO 100  f/7.1  1/800

CS5 ::
1. Adjusted levels
2. Adjusted sharpness of gull (I know I should be adjusting sharpness last, but I just can't bring myself to stop doing it in the middle of the edit - ha!)
3. Adjusted contrast
4. Added a touch of sepia tone

Monday, March 19, 2012

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My sister posted a peacock picture yesterday that was really cool. So I thought I'd post one today ;) from the zoo a week ago...

50mm 1.8 lens
Landscape Mode                                                                                                     SOOC
ISO 100  f/7.1  1/125

CS5.1 (my trial version of PSE10 expired, so I'm now doing a trial version of CS5 before I pay to upgrade - my PSE8 is truly dead :(  Plus, I wanted to make a few actions, so I will do that over the month and then have them for PSE10!) ::

1. Adjusted levels
2. Used this awesome 'content aware' thing in CS5 to delete the metal post and fill in with background - it rocks! Not sure if it rocks $600 worth...
3. Brightened eye with something I can't remember
4. Adjusted saturation

Sunday, March 18, 2012

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OK, catching up on some edits... remember the picture of Max crying in the snow from a few weeks ago? Maybe he was really crying because he had to wear his sister's hand-me-down pink boots, or that his hat kept falling over his eyes, or that he had to wear dorky knit gloves because his sister couldn't find hers and wore his good ones... hmmm??

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Friday, March 16, 2012

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Max's oxygen concentrator.... was hoping to be done with it after today's pulmonology appointment. But the doc said not yet...

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

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Big air!
Max is learning how to jump. He thinks it's so fun!

50mm lens
ISO 1600  f/2.8  1/800

PSE10 ::
Ran Pioneer Woman Sharpen THIS on feet

whew - caught up now - internet was out for a few days!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

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Found our first flower of the spring in the yard today.

Used Pioneer Woman Sunshine action

Thursday, March 8, 2012

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This is what happens when I spend too much time on the computer...
(also why Max is nicknamed 'The Tornado')

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

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The picture I sent to IDSC for Life... {yes, I waited til the last minute, and no, I hadn't even showered that day!}
They are creating a video to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day (March 21st). They asked parents if they could go back and tell themselves one thing before they had their child who happens to have Down syndrome, what would that be. The video is suppose to be done today - I'll post a link!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

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Editing a picture from last fall for the workshop this week...

Sony DSC-HX1 (point and shoot camera)
Auto mode
ISO 125  f/4  1/125

PSE10 ::
1. Adjusted levels
2. Ran PW Slight Light action at 50%
3. Ran CoffeeShop Baby Powder Room action                                                          SOOC
4. Used healing brush on face and bruise on arm
5. Dodged and burned eyes
6. Ran PW Seventies action

Monday, March 5, 2012

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Sugarhouse Park

18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 lens
 ISO 100  f/13  1/250

PSE10 ::
1. Ran Pioneer Woman Boost action
2. Ran Pioneer Woman Warmer action                                                                SOOC
3. Ran Pioneer Woman Dim the Lights action
4. Cloned the snow in the parking lot corner
5. Ran Pioneer Woman Slight Sharp action

Sunday, March 4, 2012

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This is not my photo - Yes, I stole it from  
But it is my edit - so just ignore the before stamp on it ;) They posted a before and after tutorial. I wanted to see if I could re-create what they did with my own free downloaded actions, not theirs. I think it worked :)

PSE10 ::
1. Adjusted levels
2. Adjusted brightness
3. Used healing brush to delete white speck and stray hairs on face
4. Ran CoffeeShop Baby PowderRoom action for better skin
5. Used dodge tool to lighten orange color in ears
6. Dodged and burned eyes
7. Ran Pioneer Woman Sharpen THIS action on eyes
8. Ran Pioneer Woman Warmer action

                                                                  MCP's before and after:

*I'm teaching a PSE workshop this week for the neighborhood gals so I'm trying to brush up on techniques so I look like I know what I'm doing ;)

Saturday, March 3, 2012

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50mm f/1.8 lens
ISO 400  f/2  1/200

PSE10 ::                                                                                                            SOOC
1. Adjusted levels
2. Ran CoffeeShop Baby PowderRoom action
{Can't remember what else, if anything! I'm trying out lots of new things, then deleting - I need to take better notes on the things that work!}

Friday, March 2, 2012

64 :: 365

Took Max and Piper sledding yesterday afternoon. Didn't go so well ;)

Thursday, March 1, 2012