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Beach Day with Grams

Beach Day with Grams

What to do with summer?  The beach!  And to do that with Grams, even better!  Some craziness and fun.  Gotta love the hat, too!


Standing Proud

Standing Proud

How does one 6 year old look near the end of a good day before the fireworks start?  Quite happy and proud of course!  I love her expression, and the warmth from the sun.  I’m considering removing the kids on the right if I print this out for home-use, or just cropping it tighter.

Independence Day

Independence Day

I’ve been away from the camera for awhile and at the computer quite a bit.  The holiday weekend provided just right setup to resume shooting.   On the morning of the 4th, my daughter (on left) was more excited than she has been in a long time.  She kept going on-and-on about how she loved the 4th of  July.  I couldn’t fully understand it until we got to the block-party.  She had the whole street where she could do just about whatever she wanted for as long as she wanted to do it.  Little parental oversight,  lots of independence.

This photo of the girls playing summed up their mood for the day.  Having lots of fun, not a care in the world.  Its the only day of the week were nobody says a word that you left your scooter lying in the street.

Using Split Toning to Create that Old Dreamy Look

Mike Hewitt asked me how, in my post A Model Spring I achieved the surreal, dreamy look.  I thought I’d take the time to share.

A Model Spring

End Result

Obviously we need some place to start.  I didn’t take this shot with the intention of this result.  This was actually a part of some test shots to setup the camera settings for another shot that I have not yet posted.  I liked how this test shot looked and  when seeing the photo, it screamed out to have this type of treatment.

I only used Lightroom 3 beta for the processing.  (The beta is free right now if you want to download it from Adobe and try it).

Lets start with the original:


Hiding from Attention

Hiding from Attention

Last one from the “dinner series”.  From attitude moments prior to shyness.  All in protest of the camera. 🙂  Another monochrome with color eye treatment here.  Also, in case you’re wondering, there has been no saturation (or vibrancy) bump in this photo.  Those are the real eyes.



Some attitude today for y’all.  Another shot from last night’s dinner.  Can’t beat the lighting!

The Eyes Have It

The Eyes Have It

Tonight, while out to dinner, the light coming in through the mesh window shades was wonderful.  I snapped a few photos of the kids that were really wonderful.  The light really brought out the detail in their eyes.  I’ll post a some of these over the next few days.

I also used this for my Daily Shoot Entry today.  #ds160 – Experiment in the digital darkroom today. Make a photo and post-process it any way you like to unleash your creativity.

The Terror of Happy Hollow

The Terror of Happy Hollow

Happy Hollow Park & Zoo has a new kid-sized roller coaster.  As much as I tried to encourage my adventurous daughter (guess which one) to ride in the front so I could get a good photo, she declined.  She wanted the back since it goes faster.  The other, well she didn’t enjoy things quite so much.  I love this photo and just how different the everyone’s expressions are!

Daily Shoot #20: The Wheel – Jamis Miss Daisy

A photo to highlight the wheel portion of the Jamis Miss Daisy kid’s bike.  Overall I don’t think this is bad, but the lighting could be improved.   Some of the other shots, with inferior framing had cloud-cover which really softened the purples in the frame.

#DS20: “Where would civilization be without the wheel? They’re all around. Make a photograph of a wheel near you.”