Knock Knock…Anyone There?

November 30, 2010
I have clearly “fallen off my rocker”, but I am quite comfortable sitting around the house in my “Property of Kitty Paw” crown, made by The Paper Mama. Don’t be jealous!For more “comfortable” self portraits, go to: If you want your own Paper Lady Crown, click HERE. I am trying really hard not to go too crazy with my editing, so here’s what I did (SOOC=ISO 100, f/4, 1/50 with Flash): Custom white balance in Adobe Camera RawCurves adjustment in Photoshop Elements 7Crop Slight levels adjustmentCoffeeshop’s Baby Powder Room to clean up my...
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Touch-Up Tuesday: Lady Bug

November 24, 2010
The other day, I spotted a lady bug hanging out on the side of our house. I just happened to have my macro lens on me, so I snapped a few photos. I’ve been editing and re-editing this one particular shot for a few days, and…I think I’m finally ready to share a couple of edits. I also thought it might be interesting if I made my SOOC shot available for anyone that wanted to practice editing, texture, etc….so here it is. Just click on the image below > go to actions > view all sizes > download. ISO 100, f/4, 1/160My process is a bit organic but I did save my steps in...
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Give Thanks and Praise!

November 19, 2010
The above photo is yet another one of my macro shots from last Sunday. I noticed these beautiful red leaves glistening in the sun from my window on Sunday morning.  I made a mental note to revisit them in the afternoon. In post-processing, I decided to continue playing with my Kim Klassen lessons and a new texture by Betty Jo (no actions). Since Thanksgiving is next week, I also wanted to evoke that spirit of Thanksgiving into the image by adding a quote. I really like the way it turned out. Speaking of Thanksgiving, my husband and I will be hosting the 7th  (I think it’s been seven...
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Inspired: One Photo, Three Edits

November 17, 2010
I’m not sure what has inspired this overwhelming feeling of joy and creativity lately, but I’m going to blame it on Kim Klassen. I signed up for her PSE skinny mini e-course a couple of weeks ago thinking I might not learn anything new, but that I could at least reinforce some of her lessons though my tutorials. As it turns out, I’ve learned a couple of new tricks and  I’ve been inspired to change up my processing. Here is a nearly SOOC shot (I overexposed it on purpose and recovered some of the blacks in Adobe Camera Raw). Using some of Kim’s processing steps,...
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