Thursday, August 5, 2010

Before/After BlogHop!

So, my entire month was just MADE..... I have a perma-smile, and an extra spring in my step!
My edit last week for Pixel Perfect's Before/After BlogHop was picked as the winner!

What an awesome way to start off the day! Thanks Monica (and Monica's Husband!)

So, this week, I picked a shot I took from M's birthday party. I'll be posting lots more from it later on..... but for now, a playground shot.

I was trying to get a cute photo of my boys together, but the mixture of excitement, energy, and sugar made it VERY hard for M to sit still for 1/200th of a second!

So, my before, SOOC

M had moved, but I LOVE the way D looks in this shot. Calm, placid moments are few and far between with a teen. When I pull out my camera to shoot D, I usually get silly faces, not priceless captures.

Here's after editing in Lightroom2 and CS4

I love it. I think I may frame this one and hang it up.

This was the closest to getting a nice photo of my boys together that I got for the day.....

Oh, M was full of it that day! lol.

So anyway, come check out Monica's edit at Pixel Perfect
add your own to the linky, and see all the other amazing photo talent!


Mom of M&Ms said...

Congrats!! Well deserved!

Bethany said...

Yeah! Good Job :)
Cute pics of the boys too...you're right, it is tough to get good pictures of teens. My stepdaughter literally RUNS from the camera! lol

Katie said...

Nice edit - the B&W really makes him stand out a lot more!

Courtney said...

I like! Great edit and CONGRATS!!!

Heather said...

Congrats on being picks from last week! :)
This is a great edit- the crop is perfect and the black and white looks great!

Amy said...

Great pic. He looks very peaceful.. which I'm sure didn't last long at that party :)

Heather said...

This is where I got the t-shirt- http://www.faithbaby.com/

zentmrs said...

I just love that edit! I love the black and white - definitely frame-worthy. Thanks for sharing!

Perry said...

Very nice edit! Thanks for sharing! Here is my entry.

Tara said...

Very nice edit...I really like the black and white. Congrats!

The OriginalPsyn said...

I love the edit. I'm a cropper. So I appreciate a well done cropping edit. Congrats on last week. Well done.

Joyfull said...

As a mother of teens also, I totally understand. This is a great picture of him and the edits are wonderful. It is a hang up picture for sure! Great job.

Mandy said...

Wow those are wonderful pics! I agree - wonderful editting job!

That last pic of the two boys is absolutely precious! I love that!!