I spent a good part of last week reading some of the library books I have on photography. I have been getting some good ideas and many pointers.
This weekend, I tried some of the ideas. Megan was a great sport and let me take a lot of pictures of her while she was busy doing whatever. I tried hard not to “pose” her but attempted to get candid shots.
Under each picture, is the concept that I was trying.
Megan’s hair is long enough to French braid!Â On Monday, Andrea asked if I could do her hair. Then Megan wanted me to do her hair in the same way.Â Surprisingly, it held the French braid, but not for long.
She loves to be like her big sisters, so they all have their hair in braids today. To make sure that Megan’s super fine hair holds, I did hair spray it some.Â I wonder how long an active two year old’s hair will stay looking nice?
I had the most fun getting ready for the Activities in the Park category for the contest I am entering. I have been learning a lot on how to edit pictures using “the Gimp”. These are some of my favorite pictures with some of the new things that I have been learning.
I was thinking to include The Sledding Hill. But, I don’t think that it is quite right yet.Â It is a fun picture though, so if you prefer it to one of these, please let me know.Â 🙂
Don’t forget, if you want to see larger pictures of the galleries, just click on one of the pictures to see a slide show.
Allan had a business trip to Chicago yesterday.Â Once the kids were in bed, I experimented with a new idea I found.Â I am not sure when or where I heard the term “Platinum”, but I liked how it looked.Â I did a little research on how to do platinum effect and discovered it looks really neat on scenery.Â Just for fun, I tried it on a people picture.Â The results were impressive!
I have had this idea for awhile, but could never made it look the way I wanted.Â Today I had a little bit of time to play, and experimented with getting the picture just right.Â It is not my usual style, but I like the uniqueness of it.
To make it even more fun, Andrea is blowing bubbles on our winter sledding hill.
Just for fun, I started playing around with this picture.Â I am not sure which one is the most appealing, so I was wondering what other thoughts were.Â You can see larger pictures in a slide show by clicking on any of the pictures.
Then, would youÂ please comment on your favorite picture and why?