Let’s take a walk…
So it appears that the “slump” I’ve been in is emerging…or maybe it’s just that I have a Compact-flash card full of photos to process – either way I feel much better. Last Saturday, following the wedding…we had about an hour and a half to burn before the reception. We only knew one other guest (other than the couple getting married) – and he brought his daughter with him. Needless to say, she was bored within 10 minutes so I asked if she might enjoy taking a photo walk with me. She was quick to say YES and we were on our way.
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To be honest with you, I have very few shots of my new best friend (we were definitely besties after our photo walk)…but I did capture one. In the above shot, I asked her to go ahead of me. She slowly started walking over the bridge and then paused (without being asked – how’d she know?). I was ready with my camera. This is definitely my favorite shot of the week!

By the way…it’s time for another photo competition…and I’m one of the judges! In case you haven’t read Chelsey’s blog…here’s the deal: Just enter your favorite photo YOU have taken of a child or pet (doesn’t even have to be your own)! Just link up your image before June 24th, 2011! I really don’t know how any of you will choose a favorite – heck, I don’t know how I’ll be able to judge. But there are some awesome prizes so click over and check them out!

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Anyways…on to our photo walk. My new bestie was really great about pointing out flowers. As a result, I actually have a ton of photos worth processing (and Casey added to those photos on Tuesday evening – more of those to come), but I love this particular shot for it’s simplicity, bokeh and depth of field. And it’s yellow/golden – perfect for Tara and Laurie‘s challenges.
With this next shot, I was really inspired by Anika Toro‘s circles. I recall this comment that she wrote in a recent post, “I just love the way they present focused snippets of the whole story.” So, I decided to try it on the photo below. Mouse over to see the full image.
Remember that childhood song: I’m bringing home a baby bumblebee, Won’t my mommy be so proud of me, I’m bringing home a baby bumblebee, Won’t my mommy be so proud of me! Ouch! It stung me! I just love the way the circle completely focuses on the bee in the center of the image. Granted, I don’t necessarily care for the composition…BUT, when you spot a bee…you photograph the bee (at least if you’re scared of getting stung like me). Nothing says summer like a bumble bee.

You know, considering this was “bubble” week for Shoot and Edit, the circles are almost like bubbles. It’s kind of a “refreshing” twist. If you want to do something similar with your images, try using the Elliptical Marquee too: hold the shift key down to constrain the selection to a circle. Then right click to select inverse. Create a new layer and fill it with any color of your choosing OR use the eye dropper tool to select a color from your image as I did in the photo above.
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I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!