Wednesday, March 24, 2010

My friend Bella and Me

Bella and I are close to the same age and she lives just a cross the street, she has big brothers, too. So we undersand each other. Mom took some cute pictures of us playing together and with our brothers today.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

A spring day at the Zoo

Since my brothers school is on Spring Break we decided to goto the Zoo today, and our friend Kaity came with, too.

We discovered that I love flamingos!

And fish!

We had to watch very closly to see the wolves:

Friday, March 19, 2010

Constructive Feedback Friday!

Today over at I ♥ Faces its Constructive Feedback Friday! Its a special beginners only friday. I've loved to take pictures for 14 1/2 years (since my oldest child was born) but still consider myself very much a beginner (especially in the digital world). I hope you will head on over to I ♥ Faces

The first 50 people who link their photo into our special Mr. Linky today will have the opportunity to receive feedback on their photo from our contributors and participants.

Here is the photo I am entering:

I ♥ Faces asks that if you are entering a photo for Constructive Feedback you follow a few simple directions:

1) Please choose only one face photo that you have already edited. You can post the original photo and you can have multiple edits of that particular photo in your post...

2) You will need to put our i heart faces button in your blog post.

3) Make it clear to your regular readers that you are asking us to give you Constructive Feedback on your photo. We don't want to upset them when we stop by to do just that and they are wondering why anyone would "critique" or "put down" your photo. :)
Oh, please "critique" away ... I love to learn from others advice!

4) Let us know what editing program you use for your photos.
I use Picasa3 for editing and webalbums right now. I hope to invest in Photoshop Elements soon. I took this picture with my Canon PowerShot SD980 IS Digital Elph set to auto

5) If you know how to find this information, it'd be wonderful if you could put the EXIF data for your photo in your blog post. (This tells you what your aperture, shutter speed, ISO and focal length were when you took the shot. An example: f/6.3 1/100 sec ISO 100 230 mm)
Sorry I don't know how to find the info

8) What exactly is bothering you about your edited photo? (Is the skin tone off? Does the overall color in the photo just feel too warm? Do you feel like the crop job could be better? etc.) Let us know so that we'll know how to help you.
Below is a quick snap shots of the photos I had taken by a photographer on our Easter vacation in Hawaii of back in 2008 (Mary was not born yet, so we obviously did not have her picture taken there) but I found a dress matching the line I had the big kids dressed in that Easter, so sat her on the grass in our yard last summer and tried to take a few pictures of her so I could frame and hang pictures of all 5 kiddos up together. The photo of Mary is so obviously a snap shot and the other 4 so obviously professional it looks silly hanging up together. Any one have any suggestions how to adjust my picture so it fits better with the big kids ones?

9) Each of our contributors puts a tremendous amount of time into the feedback that they do leave. We ask that you please visit the blogs of the people who leave you feedback to thank them for their kindness shown to you today!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

I ♥ Faces

This week at I ♥ Faces their theme is "Bundled Up". Here is a picture of my big brothers all bundled up and playing in the snow:

If you want to see some more fun pictures from I ♥ Faces's Bundled Up Challenge or share one of your own click on the button below: