I gotta say that the best deal I have found on shaving cream is at the 99cents store. Don't laugh. I'm for real! I have never had a can of shaving cream last so long as the can I got from that store! lol Here it is late in the evening again and I had yet to take a photo so between watching The Bachelor this is what I ended up with. :)
My mom celebrated her 62nd birthday this week so we surprised her at work by bringing her some refreshing blossoms to brighten her office. Orange is absolutely one of my favorite colors so I fell in love with these flowers.
In LR I adjusted the exposure, brightness, contrast and clarity and that was pretty much it. (ISO 800 f/5.6 1/10ss)
Who doesn't love a nice fresh juicy strawberry? These babies are huge too! I wanted to use natural light coming in from the window but I needed to light the strawberries from the other side so I used my reflectors to add some extra light. I then imported the image into lightroom and used the adjustment brush to add some more exposure and make the background whiter. (ISO 400 36mm f/5.6 1/13ss)
I keep forgetting to put down my settings and edits like you have asked. I usually am in a rush to get a picture posted at all. I hope when I do post them they are helpful to you.
Long gone are the days of not having to vacuum every day. Now with a mobile toddler who scatters her little crummies everywhere, the vacuum gets put to use a lot more frequently.
Fun fact: Yesterday's picture was taken with my cell phone through my front windshield.
This tree just outside my window has been bare for a few months now but just the other day I noticed it has started to blossom again showing that Spring is just around the corner.
I didn't use any presets for this picture. Just bumped the contrast and clarity and adjusted the saturation. I do shoot manual raw images which gives me more freedom to work with my images.
P.S. Congrats to all my other photog peeps who have made it 50 days! Can I get a high-five?
As much as I wish I had perfect vision, I don't. Being a contact wearer, I have two favorite companies to meet my contact needs: Renu contact cleanser by Basuch + Lomb (any other kind I have tried fogs up my lenses) and discountcontactlenses.com offers reasonably priced contacts. Considering I have the same prescription in both eyes, it costs even less for me. :)
My baby girl LOVES bath time. If she even hears the word "bath" come out of my mouth she books it straight to the bathroom squealing with excitement. She is a very happy baby but she is the epitome of happy in the bath. Tonight we played peek-a-boo. Is she a ham or what!
These two mallards were hanging out at the pool this morning. Even with the cover still over the pool, the female found the tiny wet spot on top and plopped herself. I wonder if "No Diving Allowed" applies to ducks too.
(I've been asked what edits I make and I keep forgetting to post them. I use free presets quite a bit. For this one I used the EFF Dragan 3 preset, adjusted the vignette and bumped the contrast, clarity and various color saturation till I got the look I wanted. When using presets often times extra edits are required.)
*side note. This bowl was just sitting on the table empty and a rose petal and a couple of leaves had fallen off the bouquet my dear hubs had bought me so he tossed them in the bowl. I loved how they landed and thought it would make for a great picture. Good job, hubs of mine!
Yesterday's excursion really wiped me out for some reason and I am lacking motivation today as well. A while ago I posted a picture of a lighthouse I had taken while out enjoying a family day. There was another picture I had taken that day as a runner up photo but since it never got posted I figured I would post it today as sort of another cheat day. I love the palm trees, lighthouse and sail boat all combined.
"Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it." Proverbs 22:6 My baby girl just learned how to walk and her shoes are showing the wear but they are so precious to me. These little shoes will be something I hold on to forever as these are the shoes she took some of her first steps in. My prayers is that I guide her steps to follow the Lord all the days of her life.
A friend of mine got a bunch of these hand sanitizers real cheap at Bath and Body Works and gave them to me. They smell so yum and bonus: they clean your hands too! :) I was plum out of ideas tonight but the colors of these really give the picture a pop so here's to a germ free day 41!
Our apartment seems to be where all of America's ants have decided to take up residence so the bug guy came today to spray. Since I have a little one we have to be out of the apartment for 24 hours so I am not at home to upload any images for today's pictures so I figured today will have to be my cheat day. I took this picture the same day as the cheetah when we took the Journey Into Africa tram around the park. I debated between the two so now you can see my other option.
"I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing." John 15:5
Just as I thought I was going to sit down and relax for the evening, I realized I hadn't taken a picture yet today. I had fun with the editing on this one and was semi-pleased with the outcome, but I am too tired to work on it anymore.