December 16, 2010
The Mosquito
This week’s Paper Heart Camera and You Capture theme is outside. To be completely honest, it is entirely too cold for this southern girl to be going outside with the exception of going into work. So, you’ll have to forgive me for using a shot that I took a few weeks ago. However, it has been hanging out on an my old SD card so it’s almost brand new…right? 

I had no intention of photographing a mosquito, but it flew into my composition, so I quickly snapped. Although I really like the tones in the original shot, I’m not completely happy with the composition. That…and I can’t leave well enough alone.
Mosquito in the Snow ORIGINAL RS
For my edit, I combined Pioneer Woman’s Seventies action with Everyday Elements’ Florida action. I cropped and rotated and then added a snow layer to give the appearance of snow falling. I think it gives the photo an abstract feel. Which mosquito shot do you prefer?
Mosquito in the Snow RS
 For more outside shots, and before and afters, go to:
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By the way, I am giving away an 11×14 print of  “HOT” over at The Paper Mama in honor of Ruari’s 1st Birthday. Be sure you check it out!
Have a wonderful Thursday!