Sequim Bay

A day with the kids at Sequim Bay State Park

Clam

Lunch

Reflection

Sisters

Textures

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Hydrangea

I took some photos of the hydrangea in my back yard last fall, and I’ve just rediscovered them.  I mean, I took them and didn’t think much of them then, but I took another look and decided to try out some editing techniques on them to see what I could come up with.  I wasn’t exactly sure what I was going for, something a little vintage-looking, I think.  I came across this I ♥ Faces Tutorial: In The Fairy Garden by Michelle Johnson and was inspired to try something similar.  I didn’t exactly follow the tutorial (although I plan to at some point), but I think the idea is pretty much the same. 

Hydrangea

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Hydrangea

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I ♥ Faces: Hilarious Outtakes

My parents are avid golfers, and when they came up to visit, we decided to take the girls to the driving range.  Taryn was practicing her putting, and I snapped this photo of her after she missed her shot.  I still laugh every time I see this one!

I used this great texture during the editing process.

Rethinking her strategy

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After her brief stint as a golfer, Taryn decided to try her hand as a tattoo artist (using stamps she got for her birthday).  The look on her face kills me, because she’s wasn’t really sorry for what she did…

My little free spirit

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For more hilarious outtakes, check out:

Playing with Textures

I have yet to experiment with Photoshop Actions or much in the way of texturing goes, but I decided to give it a try today.  It seemed like a simple enough process, and after joining the MCP Textures Sharing Group on flickr, and watching the tutorial posted in that group, I decided to give it a go.  I used the free “blue” texture from Daniela Gabay Photography, plopped it on top of the photo, set the texture layer to Overlay and toned down the Opacity a bit.  Then, I erased some of the texture around my beautiful neice’s face, and voila!

All Textured Up

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