February 14, 2011
Categories: Shoot and Edit, SOOC
Shoot and Edit: Week 6 – Love/Romance SOOC
Welcome to the sixth week of Shoot and Edit: Part 1. Happy Valentine’s Day!

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This week our theme or prompt is “love/romance” (this is just a suggestion, you can show us any SOOC shot) – how appropriate for today!  You have until Wednesday each week to link your SOOC shot up on Jill’s blog. On Thursday, you can link up your edits with ME after following some of my tips on how to edit your shots (or just post your edit on Thursday and you can pick up my tips for next week).

I wasn’t quite sure what to post for this week. My husband and I celebrated Valentine’s Day on Saturday by going out to dinner. We’re not much on giving elaborate gifts on actual holidays as we seem to prefer random acts of kindness. However, I did want to share a new photo rather than pulling a photo from my archives (it was so tempting to just pull one of my engagement or wedding photos). So, while we were at the grocery store, we picked up this beautiful bouquet of flowers. 

I told my husband that I just wanted him to hold the flowers as if he was giving them to me…I had no intention of him being in focus (although I had a different photo composition in mind). For those of you who are married (or who have been with your significant other for any length of time), you know that getting your other half to pose for a picture can be like pulling teeth. He wasn’t really in the mood. Either way, I captured something…and here is my SOOC:
Valentine Flowers SOOC RS

Valentine Flowers EXIF

This week, I’d like to elaborate on using the rule of thirds…if you see something else in this image that might be neat to explore, let me know. Next week’s theme is “Pink.” With that said, be sure to check out other “love/romance” SOOC shots at:

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

    LOVE this. It’s already so great, Ashley!

    I really love it. I still don’t know what I am going to do yet. ha ha.

    What a neat photo.

    he he he! i think it turned out great :-)

    have a blessed day!

    Love everything about this photo just as it is. Can’t wait to see your edit.

    Have a great day Ashley.

    I’ve been kind of out of the loop on this photo challenge and blogging in general…With Spring coming there is just lots and lots going on. I do love this photo though! It’s just about perfect exactly the way it is.

    I think the shot came out fantastic as is! I can’t wait to see how you spruce it up with editing :)

    I like the capture! What a great idea. :)

    Oh Ashley, that’s gorgeous! The photo is perfect as it is!

    WOW! I love this photo SOOC!!!! Can’t wait to see your edit!

    Oh, I love this! The crop and focus makes it terribly romantic. Great job!

    I LOVE this!! :D It’s practically perfect already. Love the bokeh on the right side, too.

    This is a great image- I can’t wait to see what you do with it because it looks so good already!

    Happy Valentines day!!!! Great shot. But we all know it will be even greater after you do your magic.

    Happy Valentine’s Day!!! I love this. I can imagine your interaction! LOL, I always try to get the hubs to do things too and he is not always “too happy” about it…LOL

    What a cute shot!! I love it!!

    Ah flowers! It has been sooo so long since I have gotten flowers. Sad I know but the hubs is not romantic in the least. Great shot!

    Those flowers are so pretty! I love how well they stand out!

    happy vday love

    Oh this is so beautiful Ashley just as it is. You made me laugh when I read that about our other halves – yes I can hardly get a photo of him and then when I do I realise that he’s wearing the same favourite shirt that he had on the last time I ever got a photo of him.

    Love it! And I’m with you – we don’t do gifts very often on the actual day because we get each other stuff we know the other wants throughout the year!

    So sweet!

    I love a good portrait shot of someone that describes the moment so well and the personality of the person without even having a face…our bodies can say a lot. Well done.
    Happy Valentine’s Day!

    Great shot. I have the same trouble getting photos of my husband. I have to be pretty sneaky sometimes!

    What a sweet shot, love the bokeh. Can’t wait to see your edit :)
    My hubby is definitely not a fan of my camera, lol

    What a great photo…love it already!

    I often feel that your photos look great before you do anything to them at all!!

    Happy Valentine’s day to you Ashley!

    I think this is a sweet composition, and I love his hand in his pocket.

    I love everything about this! The composition, J’s hand in his pocket…and those little cirlces on the right! They don’t even look real! Can’t wait to see what you do with it. Perfect already!

    So this is SOOC.. can’t imagine how wonderful it’s gonna be when you’ve worked on it… it’s lovely as it is.
    Lovely flowers!!!

    This is absolutely fabulous! The kind of pic my husband wouldn’t mind posing for. :)

    wow — 1200 followers — you better be careful, lady! lol!

    In other news — I can’t believe it! Are you in my head this week or something — this was EXACTLY what I was wanting to do for my shot! Exactly!!! But Jeremy wasn’t interested in playing w/ me :( (I so laughed when I read what you wrote!) and so I was just going to hold the flowers myself… but you read my post, God had other plans in mind. And besides, you rocked this shot, so mine wouldn’t have even matched up!

    It’ll be fun to see what you come up with. Agree on the rule of thirds (one would almost think you purposely shot this composed “wrong” just to fix it!) I really don’t know what else to do– maybe do a “review” week going over just some basics b/c this shot looks pretty perfect as it is!

    awww how sweet! happy valentine’s day! *hugs*

    I think this is great! What a cute shot!

    I can’t believe I wasn’t following you already! CRAZY….

    Love this already.. the bokeh, the fresh bouquet, everything.

    I think this photo is peffect, just as it is. The center of concentration is the flowers, as the gift for Valentine’s Day, but your hubby’s wedding band is equally visible, another lovely element. You have an amazing eye.

    I love this and I can’t wait to see your edit.

    I know that feeling with the uncooperative spouse. Everytime I ask mine to pose for a photo he poses like Napoleon Dynamite..yeah, not good.

    i’m so glad you stopped by my blog the other day. I was missing out on some awesome photos and tips!
    hope you had a wonderful valentines Day!! Love these photos!

    Its been good to be in love how romantic nice blog! :)